Geek of The Week: David Wadhwani, CEO of AppDynamics

AppDynamics is a San Francisco based organization that specializes in IT operation analytics and application performances management. Acquired by Cisco in the year 2017, the company helps their clients to monitor their business transactions and applications, keeping them at the forefront of the digitalization that is constantly occurring in the world.

AppDynamics is a private company was founded in the year 2008 by Jyoti Bansal. However, it is currently headed by David Wadhwani who serves as the CEO and president of the company. David is a Computer Science graduate from the Brown University and currently sits as one of the university’s Board of Advisors. He is also a member of the San Francisco Fine Arts Museum Board of Trustees.

Prior to becoming the company’s CEO in 2015, the 47 years old CEO has served in various other leadership position which prepared him for this post. He has previously served as adobe’s senior vice president and also the general manager of their digital media business unit, overseeing the adobe creative products range. Under his leadership, AppDynamics keeps expanding on different projects ideas, thereby causing growth in the company while also ensuring that their client’s best interest remains topmost.

The Company Was Rated As One Of The 29 Best Tech Companies To Work For In 2019, According To Employees By Business Insider. The company has also featured in a number of some other awards such as the 2019 fastest growing APM software company in the world and also a Gartner Magic Quadrant Leader for APM Suites for the 7th year in a row.

According to David, “every employee at AppDynamics is dedicated to making sure our customers thrive in a digital-first world by giving them deep visibility into the broadest array of technologies- from bleeding edge cloud platform capabilities to legacy mainframe systems. AppDynamics helps manage multi-cloud environments efficiently and gives you unique insight into how technology decisions impact your key business outcomes. As the largest and fastest growing company in the APM market, we’re helping the thousands of customers automate previously costly and repetitive tasks and providing the tools needed to start their journey into a true AIOps mindset.”