1106: Dynatrace Perform 2020: Dynatrace CEO John Van Siclen
Dynatrace provides software intelligence to simplify enterprise cloud complexity and accelerate digital transformation. With AI and complete automation, the all-in-one platform provides answers, not just data, about the performance of applications, the underlying infrastructure, and the experience of all users.
Many of the world's largest enterprises, including 72 of the Fortune 100, trust Dynatrace to modernize and automate enterprise cloud operations, release better software faster, and deliver unrivaled digital experiences. But this story could have had a very different ending. Dynatrace CEO John Van Siclen shares the story where they were forced to disrupt rather than be disrupted at Perform2020 in Las Vegas.
John Van Siclen, Chief Executive Officer of Dynatrace, is a native Californian and long-time Silicon Valley exec. As a tech entrepreneur, he's made a career of building highly successful companies in competitive growth markets. CRN Magazine named John a "Top 25 Disrupter" for his relentless focus on breaking the mold and championing new business models. And in 2019, Comparably recognized John as one of their Top 25 CEOs across all US companies over 1000 employees.
Upon moving to the east coast, John joined Dynatrace as CEO in 2008 and established headquarters for the company in Boston. Over the past 12 years, Dynatrace has grown from 60 employees to over 2200 today. Balancing a keen focus on customer success with relentless innovation to anticipate disruptive opportunities, Dynatrace has emerged as both a market and technology leader in the rapidly growing software intelligence market.
With strong growth and market-leading product, Dynatrace became a public company in the summer of 2019, trading on the NYSE under the ticker 'DT.' John is a graduate of Princeton University, the father of 4 boys, and a US Pond Hockey Seniors Champion.
On today's episode of the Tech Talks Daily podcast, I learn more about the story behind the success of Dynatrace. Looking to the future, we also discuss how a more proactive approach to APM is the new standard, and automation is no longer just a nice to have.