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Opera Solutions Welcomes Charles Ditkoff as Strategic Advisor

PRESS RELEASE: NEW YORK, NY (Sept. 30, 2013) — Opera Solutions is pleased to announce that Charles Ditkoff will join the company as a strategic advisor, applying his considerable knowledge of the healthcare services industry to the company’s fast-growing healthcare business.

Mr. Ditkoff is a known and trusted subject matter expert in the healthcare industry and chose to consult with Opera Solutions for its expertise in Big Data and advanced analytics and for the transformational value he sees in the company’s healthcare solutions. In addition to helping fine-tune solutions for each provider, he will lend his extensive knowledge and background to help communicate the full potential and bottom-line impact of each healthcare solution to prospective hospital groups and their executives.

“We are thrilled to be working with Charles,” said Pieter Schouten, General Manager, Healthcare at Opera Solutions. “Few people know the industry like he does, and healthcare providers and Opera Solutions will benefit tremendously from his insight and guidance.” Opera Solutions offers cloud-based analytics solutions that drive transformational efficiencies and improve outcomes in revenue cycle, staffing, compliance, clinical operations, and supply chain for large hospital systems.

Mr. Ditkoff currently serves on the Board of Directors for Cumberland Consulting Group. Previously, he served as vice chairman and head of global healthcare corporate and investment banking at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. While there, he oversaw BAML’s successful efforts to gain the sector’s leading market share in mergers, acquisitions, and financings. Mr. Ditkoff has also held positions in health corporate finance at Morgan Stanley and Credit Suisse First Boston. He began his career as a corporate securities attorney for Cravath, Swaine, and Moore.

Mr. Ditkoff holds a Juris Doctorate from Yale Law School. He is a Phi Beta Kappa and magna cum laude graduate of Brown University, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science.

About Opera Solutions, LLC

Opera Solutions (www.operasolutions.com, @OperaSolutions) provides Big Data predictive and prescriptive analytics, delivered as an ongoing service, to business, healthcare, and government organizations globally. With approximately 200 machine learning scientists among its 700 employees, Opera Solutions is a global leader in using advanced techniques to extract value from Big Data. Its solutions, software, and services combine science with technology and domain expertise, providing new, Big-Data–fueled pathways to profit and productivity. Opera Solutions is headquartered in Jersey City, NJ, with other offices in North America, Europe, and Asia. For more information, visit our website or call 1-855-OPERA-22.

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Media Contacts:

Opera Solutions:

Laura Teller 
o: (646) 520-4338 
m: (917) 251-5467 
 e: lteller@operasolutions.com #OpenCommunications, PR: 
Jonathan D. Lovitz 
o: (646) 383-3583 x110 
e: jonathan.lovitz@opencomms.com