Monitoring the Software That's Eating the World

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Mark Cranney, Chief Operating Officer, SignalFx

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Tune in and hear Mark Cranney, Chief Operating Officer, SignalFx, live from the AWS Summit London 2019. Mark will be discussing his perspective on the cloud-native journey, his sense of adoption trends gained from his front-row seat with executives from industry and government. Mark will also share his thoughts on where and how SignalFx fits in, and the unique advantages of SignalFx. Prior to joining Signalfx, Cranney was an operating partner at Andreessen Horowitz (a16z), a Silicon Valley venture capital firm with $6B+ assets under management where he conceived and built their market development team. His team helped accelerate time-to-market and created thousands of business-building opportunities for hundreds of a16z portfolio companies. Cranney and his team also advised and held bootcamps for the a16z on go-to-market best practices: marketing, sales, channel, business development, customer success, finance, forecasting, hiring and other company building strategies. They built a network of CxO's and executives in the Fortune 500/Global 2000, and government agencies worldwide to provide them highly curated access to Silicon Valley innovation through the ‘a16z executive briefing’ program and executed field marketing roadshows, and other technology innovation summits across 16 industry verticals. These programs drove over 100k+ opportunities worth billions in pipeline and revenue for the a16z portfolio. Cranney previously teamed with a16z founders when he built and led worldwide field operations at Opsware where he grew headcount from a handful to 350 people and revenue from $15M to $150M in just shy of four years which resulted in the $1.65B acquisition by Hewlett Packard. His leadership at Opsware helped build the new Data Center Automation category for the company, which is chronicled in Ben Horowitz’s book, "The Hard Thing About Hard Things."

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SignalFx is the monitoring solution for modern infrastructure. The product is built by a team that understands the evolving operations landscape, delivered as a service, capable of ingesting high-frequency and high-volume infrastructure and application metrics, and provides customers with meaningful dashboards, analytics, and alerts on their data. Using SignalFlow streaming analytics technology, operations teams can identify service or cluster wide anomalies and trends in real-time, and proactively address problems before they impact their users. Companies large and small like Yelp, Rakuten, Sunrun, Tapjoy, and Onshape use SignalFx to solve the challenges of operating modern infrastructure technologies such as AWS, Docker, Mesos, Kafka, Cassandra, Zookeeper, Nginx, and more.