SAN FRANCISCO – JULY 26, 2016 – EY today announced that Jyoti Bansal, founder, executive chairman and chief strategist of AppDynamics, an application intelligence leader powering enterprise digital transformation, received the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2016 Award in the Technology category in the Northern California region.
This year marks the 30th anniversary of the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Award program. The award recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance, and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Jyoti Bansal was selected by an independent panel of judges, and was recently recognized at a special gala event at the Fairmont San Jose.
“When AppDynamics first began in 2008, software and online transactions were still secondary to brick-and-mortar transactions. However, our vision comprised two tenets: that the future of business would be dependent on software, and that software innovation would define the value proposition and differentiation of business,” said Bansal. “At first, our idea of building a platform that could instrument and monitor every line of software code to derive business insights was met with skepticism. However, less than a decade later, the platform our incredible AppDynamics team has built is now utilized by some of the top enterprises in the world.”
Other key company initiatives under Bansal’s direction have included:
Since 1986, EY has honored entrepreneurs whose ingenuity, spirit of innovation and discipline have propelled their companies’ success, invigorated their industries, and benefited their communities. Now in its 30th year, the program has honored the inspirational leadership of such entrepreneurs as Howard Schultz of Starbucks Coffee Company, Robert Unanue of Goya Foods, and Mindy Grossman of HSN. Recent U.S. national winners include, Reid Hoffman and Jeff Weiner of LinkedIn; Hamdi Ulukaya, founder of Chobani; and 2015 winners Andreas Bechtolsheim and Jayshree Ullal of Arista Networks.
As a Northern California regional award winner, Jyoti Bansal is now eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur Of The Year 2016 national program. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner, will be announced at the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on November 16, 2016. The awards are the culminating event of the Strategic Growth ForumTM, the nation’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies. The US Entrepreneur Of The Year Overall Award winner then moves on to compete for the World Entrepreneur Of The Year Award in Monaco, June 2017.
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