Splunk Appoints Stephen Sorkin Chief Strategy Officer

  Splunk Appoints Stephen Sorkin Chief Strategy Officer

          Splunk Veteran Will Shape Product and Business Initiatives


Business Wire

SAN FRANCISCO -- September 3, 2013

Splunk Inc.(NASDAQ: SPLK), the leading provider of software for real-time
operational intelligence, today announced the appointment of Stephen Sorkin as
chief strategy officer. In his new role, Sorkin will be responsible for
developing and aligning product and business strategies across the company.
Sorkin will report to Splunk Chairman and CEO Godfrey Sullivan.

Stephen Sorkin (Photo: Business Wire)

Stephen Sorkin (Photo: Business Wire)

“Stephen is one of Splunk’s most accomplished technologists and someone our
customers know and trust,” said Sullivan. “He has done a brilliant job scaling
Splunk’s engineering organization, and he understands our business and
products inside and out. Stephen also has the analytical skills and technical
experience to further extend Splunk’s leadership in operational intelligence
and articulate its benefits to everyone from IT professionals to C-level

Since joining Splunk in 2005, Sorkin has held several positions in engineering
management. In his prior role as vice president of engineering, Sorkin led
development of Splunk’s flagship product Splunk® Enterprise. Before joining
Splunk, he worked as a research scientist at HP Labs. Sorkin holds 11 U.S.
patents, a B.S. in computer science from Stanford and a M.S. in computer
science from UC Berkeley.

“The changes I’ve seen during my time at Splunk have been nothing short of
phenomenal,” Sorkin said. “I joined the week we launched Splunk 1.0, when only
a few people were thinking about machine data. Today, we have more than 6,000
customers around the world, including a large portion of the Fortune 100. We
are just scratching the surface of what Splunk’s technology can do. Splunk has
assembled a world-class team to make the next breakthroughs in operational
intelligence, and I’m tremendously excited to contribute to their success in
my new role.”

Register now for .conf2013, the 4^th Annual Splunk Worldwide Users’
Conference, featuring more than 100 sessions by Splunk customers, partners,
experts and employees. .conf2013 is being held September 30-October 3 at The
Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas.

About Splunk Inc.

Splunk Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLK) provides the engine for machine data™.
Splunk®software collects, indexes and harnesses the machine-generatedbig
datacoming from the websites, applications, servers, networks, sensors and
mobile devices that power business. Splunk software enables organizations to
monitor, search, analyze, visualize and act on massive streams of real-time
and historical machine data. More than 6,000 enterprises, universities,
government agencies and service providers in over 90 countries use Splunk
Enterprise to gainOperational Intelligencethat deepens business and customer
understanding, improves service and uptime, reduces cost and mitigates
cybersecurity risk.Splunk Storm®, a cloud-based subscription service, is used
by organizations developing and running applications in the cloud.

To learn more, please visitwww.splunk.com/company.

Splunk, Splunk>, Splunk Storm, Listen to Your Data, SPL and The Engine for
Machine Data are trademarks and registered trademarks of Splunk Inc. in the
United States and other countries. © 2013 Splunk Inc. All rights reserved.

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