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Avi Freedman

Co-founder and CEO, Kentik

Avi Freedman is the Co-founder and CEO of Kentik, the network observability company. He has decades of experience as a networking technologist and executive. As a network pioneer in 1992, Freedman started Philadelphia’s first ISP, known as netaxs. He went on to run network operations at Akamai for over a decade as the vice president of network infrastructure and then chief network scientist. He also ran the network at AboveNet and was the CTO of ServerCentral.

Sessions with Avi Freedman

  • 9:00 am - 10:15 am PT
    | Wednesday, May 26 | Keynote

    Day 1 Keynote

    Hear from New Relic Founder and CEO Lew Cirne and CEO-Elect Bill Staples as they share what the future holds for observability, where the industry is headed, and the latest innovation from New Relic to help engineers level up with observability.

  • 12:55 pm - 1:15 pm PT
    | Wednesday, May 26 | Snackable

    Building Network Observability In New Relic One: “How We Did It”

    Avi Freedman and Ian Pye from Kentik go into the background and details of our new partnership. This session will help provide the back-story on “how we did it”. Buddy Brewer and Avi will share how we aligned on end-user goals and worked together. Zack Mutchler and Ian will get into the backend implementation details, and show how they achieved so much in such a short time.

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