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Lew Cirne

Founder and CEO, New Relic


Lew Cirne is New Relic’s CEO and founder and has led the company since its beginning in 2008. As a passionate product visionary and leader, he started New Relic to bring unprecedented visibility into application performance through SaaS. Under Cirne’s leadership, New Relic has grown its offering into a full observability platform, delivering powerful full-stack visibility and programmability to enterprises around the world. As the pioneer of modern APM, Cirne previously founded Wily Technology and led the company from 1998 to 2006. A developer at heart, he started his career with engineering positions at Apple and Hummingbird Ltd. Cirne is a frequent guest lecturer at Stanford and Harvard, speaking on entrepreneurship. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Computer Science from Dartmouth College.

Sessions with Lew Cirne

  • 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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