Agile + DevOps East 2021 Concurrent Session : The Broader Business Applications of Telemetry Data


Wednesday, November 17, 2021 - 10:30am to 11:30am

The Broader Business Applications of Telemetry Data

According to a recent study by Gartner, nearly 70% of corporate boards cite the impact of COVID-19 as the driving force for increased spending on IT and digital capabilities. As cloud computing becomes ubiquitous and digital transformation accelerates, the performance of software is being placed under a microscope that can’t be delivered by APM alone. In the post-COVID digital environment, enterprises and their engineering teams won’t be able to drive true innovation without full-stack observability. With more than 20 years of experience driving transformative product, cultural and technical innovation for the leaders in DevOps (New Relic, Abode and Microsoft), Bill Staples will walk through what’s next in observability—how to make it simple, open, connected and programmable. His vision to embrace open source and open telemetry coupled with AIOps capabilities will allow developers to observe, visualize and troubleshoot from the top down.

Bill Staples
New Relic

Bill Staples is New Relic’s president and chief product officer, responsible for driving the company’s market-leading platform strategy. In addition to leading New Relic’s product management, engineering, and design functions, he oversees strategy and corporate development, marketing and technical support. Staples is an execution-focused product and engineering leader who loves to build and scale cloud-based businesses. 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 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 developers and IT as the customer.