Staples, Bill FS21

Bill Staples

CEO-elect, New Relic

Bill Staples is New Relic’s next chief executive officer effective July 1, 2021. In his new role, Staples will be responsible for leading the company into the future in support of its customers, users, and their success. A product and engineering leader his entire career, Staples brings his passion for developers, technology and innovation to his role at New Relic where he’s focused on empowering the engineering community to create more perfect software. Staples is an execution-focused leader who loves to build and scale cloud-based businesses to deliver increasing value to customers and users. 

Staples joined New Relic as chief product officer and was later promoted to president and CPO. During that tenure, he has aligned the company around a compelling vision focused on customers and their success, and developed and launched a strategic plan to accelerate the company’s growth. He defined the core strategy for New Relic One including a simpler go to market for the company’s observability platform, fundamentally changing its packaging and pricing around the value delivered to customers and the developer community. Additionally, he has been a champion for the company’s embrace of open source and open telemetry, and was instrumental in the company’s recent acquisition of Pixie Labs

Previously Staples was at Adobe, where he led the 1,500+ employee global engineering team behind Adobe’s market-leading Experience Cloud. Prior to Adobe, Staples spent 17 years at Microsoft, including his last role as corporate vice president of Microsoft’s Application platform. At both Microsoft and Adobe, he successfully led transformative product, culture and technical innovation agendas, helping both companies expand multi-billion dollar cloud portfolios with engineers, developers and IT as the customer.

Sessions with Bill Staples

  • 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.

  • 9:00 am - 10:15 am PT
    | Thursday, May 27 | Keynote

    Day 2 Keynote

    Hear about emerging software development practices and techniques from industry experts.

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