Uncover the Why With a Global Perspective

1,300 IT decision makers in 16 countries are revealing the road ahead for observability. Join us for an insightful panel discussion led by executives from Verizon, World Fuel Services and New Relic and moderated by IDC analyst, Stephen Elliott. 

This discussion will deep-dive into the emerging capabilities that will meet (and exceed) customer needs through world-class digital experiences that grow businesses. Understand how engineering leaders and executives all around the globe foresee the future of observability and learn about the latest best practices that empower organizations to leverage data-driven engineering to plan, build, deploy and run great software. Learn how your engineering teams can move past the what, uncover the why, and:

  • Tackle real-world engineering issues
  • Use observability to manage holiday traffic surges
  • Beat the clock on solving problems 
  • Create digital experiences to fuel business growth

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Event speakers

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Stephen Elliot

Group Vice President, I&O, Cloud Operations, and DevOps at IDC

He manages multiple programs spanning IT OperationsEnterprise Management, ITSM, Agile and DevOps, Application performance, Virtualization, Multi-Cloud Management and Automation, Log Analytics, Container Management, DaaS, and Software Defined Compute.   Mr. Elliot advises Senior IT, Business, and Investment Executives globally in the creation of strategy and operational tactics that drive the execution of Digital Transformation and business growth.    

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Nanda Kumar

Executive Director - Public Cloud / Platforms Engineering & DevOps Measurement at Verizon

With nearly 20 years of experience in technology strategy and innovation for large corporations, Nanda Kumar is an executive director whose primary focus is global technology transformation initiatives and strategic solutions. With a track record of success in challenging the status quo and building tech value across internal business units, Nanda currently leads enterprise transformations to realize business value faster leveraging Cloud & Network technology.

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Josh McLean

Senior Vice President Global Engineering at World Fuel Services

Josh’s depth and breadth of technology experience, combined with his collaborative, innovative leadership style, has empowered him to successfully create a high-performing Agile/DevOps culture while also facilitating sustainable organizational transformation.

Josh has led the successful delivery of several complex multimillion-dollar programs of work across both Banking and Insurance technology teams, implementing software that underpins organizational transformation.

Over the last 15 years, he has led globally distributed engineering teams, responsible for both project delivery and mission-critical operations for a wide range of enterprise technology applications.

Josh collaborates with all levels of business and technology to evolve and execute on Technology, Product, and Customer strategy. Inspired by innovation and possibility, he 'unlocks' teams and lets ideas thrive in an agile, customer-focused environment.

Josh is passionate about creating a high-performing, engaged, agile culture; one of his key strengths is facilitating high-growth capability within his leaders and their teams (and enjoys mentoring and coaching individuals to achieve their career goals).

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Buddy Brewer

GVP & GM, New Relic I/O Partnerships at New Relic

He has nearly two decades experience building SaaS products for DevOps and has an expertise in web performance optimization, frequently speaking at leading tech conferences on the subject. Previously, Brewer co-founded Log-Normal, Inc. and served as its chief executive officer before selling the company in 2012. Log-Normal was a strategy and growth company focused on real user monitoring of web performance (RUM).

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