Gartner, IBM, + AWS keynotes announced for AppSphere 2014!

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We are excited to announce that AppSphere 2014 will feature keynotes from Jonah Kowall, Research Vice President, IT Operations at Gartner; Lance Crosby, Chief Executive Officer of SoftLayer, an IBM Company; and Bill Platt, General Manager of Amazon Web Services.

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Secure your seat for these must-see sessions at AppDynamics AppSphere 2014 — November 3-5, 2014 at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.

The conference will also include a panel of cloud experts from Microsoft, Google, Red Hat, and AWS discussing the future of the Cloud. Including breakout sessions featuring industry thought leaders from American Express, MongoDB, CoreLogic, Lithium, and more. See the full list of speakers at AppSphere 2014.

Jonah Kowall’s bio:

Jonah Kowall is a Research VP in Gartner’s IT Operations Management group. He focuses on application performance monitoring (APM), event correlation and analysis (ECA), network fault monitoring (NFM), network performance monitoring (NPM), network configuration and change management (NCCM), and general system and infrastructure monitoring technologies (storage, virtualization, public cloud and private cloud). He also covers SLA monitoring of services and applications. Increasing SaaS delivery options of monitoring technologies include the monitoring of mobile device and mobile application performance. These technologies are the foundation of operations, and they exist to make incident, problem and change management possible for these teams.

Lance Crosby’s bio:

Lance Crosby is the founder and visionary behind SoftLayer, an IBM Company. He is responsible for managing the overall success and growth of the company. Prior to SoftLayer, Mr. Crosby spent five years with The Planet as chief operations officer where he managed all operations including sales, provisioning, product selection, managed services, application development, engineering, information security, business development, and legal departments. Serving in prior executive management roles at and Dallas Internet, he brings extensive experience in leadership and management skills coupled with extensive technical skills in software and hardware environments. Mr. Crosby holds bachelors’ degrees in finance and management, a Master of Science in finance and Master of Business Administration from Tarleton State University, a part of the Texas A&M University System. Mr. Crosby’s legal education includes a Juris Doctor from Texas Wesleyan School of Law. He is a licensed attorney in the state of Texas and is an active member of the State Bar of Texas.

Bill Platt’s bio:

Bill Platt is a General Manager for Amazon Web Services. Bill came to Amazon after being the Executive Vice President of Products at Engine Yard, a Platform as a Service startup which was a large early adopter of Amazon Web Services. Prior, he had senior leadership roles as a product executive at NComputing and Wyse Technology in the desktop virtualization market and a fifteen year career at Sun Microsystems where he led businesses including North American and Asia Pacific Services as well as Solaris and the Java Enterprise System. He has a degree in Systems Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania and a business degree from the Wharton School of Business.

Interested in speaking this year? Please join our Call for Papers.

We look forward to seeing you in November!

Dustin Whittle

Dustin Whittle is a Developer Evangelist at AppDynamics where he focuses on helping organizations manage application performance. Find out more at