New Relic to Help Engineers ‘Level Up’ Their Observability Skills at FutureStack 21

Engineers, developers and IT execs from New Relic, Forbes Media, Credit Karma, Cox Communications, Pearson, WellSky and other industry leaders will convene to define the future of observability

May 3, 2021

SAN FRANCISCO – May 3, 2021- New Relic, Inc. (NYSE: NEWR), the observability company, today unveiled the agenda for FutureStack, its annual conference for the global community of engineers and developers passionate about data-driven software development and operations. On May 25-27, thousands of engineers from the largest global enterprises to hypergrowth digital startups will gather virtually to bolster how they plan, build and operate mission critical digital experiences. Through keynotes, technical deep dives and workshops, attendees will explore the future of observability as a community of builders. 

"Our vision is to make observability a daily practice for millions of engineers, at every stage of the software lifecycle," said Bill Staples, president and chief product officer at New Relic. "With the themes of Open-Build-Run, FutureStack 21 is anticipated to be the first conference of its kind where thousands of engineers and developers will gather to learn about extending observability beyond production troubleshooting to the plan, build and deploy phases of software development. I am looking forward to empowering our broader community of engineers to shape the next generation of observability and the future of software."

This year’s virtual FutureStack event is organized around three themes which reflect New Relic’s vision to extend observability beyond production use cases to inform every aspect of the software lifecycle. This includes “open,” focusing on the democratization of observability for all; “build,” helping engineers leverage observability in software development; and “run,” proving the necessity of observability in running more perfect software.

Featured FutureStack keynote speakers include:

  • Jaana Dogan, Principal Engineer, Amazon Web Services
  • Kelsey Hightower, Principal Engineer, Google
  • Kavitha Gowda, Senior Product Manager, Microsoft Azure 
  • Lew Cirne, Founder & CEO, New Relic
  • Bill Staples, President & Chief Product Officer, New Relic
  • Zain Asgar, Global Vice President and General Manager, Pixie
  • Seema Kumar, Chief Marketing Officer, New Relic

Featured FutureStack speakers include:

  • Eugene Kovshilovsky, Senior Vice President of Engineering, 
  • Scot Gorman, Site Reliability Engineering Manager, Chegg
  • Sagar Thirumala, Administrator, Cox Communications
  • Naveen Chittoor, Application Support Engineer, Cox Communications
  • Mason Jones, Senior Staff Site Reliability Engineer, Credit Karma
  • Peter Espe, Infrastructure Engineer, Credit Karma
  • JD Weiner, Manager of Operations, Forbes Media LLC 
  • Aaron Judy, Chief of Innovation and AI, Maricopa County Clerk of the Superior Court
  • Samer Rashdan, Digital Experience and Reliability Engineering Leader, Pearson Education
  • Danny Roessner, Director of Engineering, WellSky 

Amazon Web Services (AWS), an, Inc. company (NASDAQ: AMZN) is a FutureStack conference sponsor. GitHub and Forem are the sponsors of FutureHack, a 24-hour virtual hackathon where developers, engineers and students compete against their peers to create innovative projects, and the chance to win a $10,000 grand prize. 

For information on sponsorship opportunities at FutureStack, email

FutureStack is free and open to the engineering and developer community. For more information, the full agenda and to register, please visit

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About New Relic

As a leader in observability, New Relic empowers engineers with a data-driven approach to planning, building, deploying, and running great software. New Relic delivers the only unified data platform that empowers engineers to get all telemetry—metrics, events, logs, and traces—paired with powerful full stack analysis tools to help engineers do their best work with data, not opinions. Delivered through the industry’s first usage-based consumption pricing that’s intuitive and predictable, New Relic gives engineers more value for the money by helping improve planning cycle times, change failure rates, release frequency, and mean time to resolution. This helps the world’s leading brands including adidas Runtastic, American Red Cross, Australia Post, Banco Inter, Chegg, GoTo Group, Ryanair, Sainsbury’s, Signify Health, TopGolf, and World Fuel Services (WFS) improve uptime, reliability, and operational efficiency to deliver exceptional customer experiences that fuel innovation and growth.

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