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  • Headshot of Kevin McGibben

    Kevin McGibben

    CEO - LogicMonitor

    Kevin is President and Chief Executive Officer at LogicMonitor, where he is responsible for leading the SaaS company’s vision of enabling IT transformation and establishing LogicMonitor as a leading global infrastructure software vendor. Prior to LogicMonitor, Kevin established himself as an entrepreneur and built deep experience in expanding technology business globally. He's held positions in international marketing, channel development, and general management at technology companies including Fujistu, TEKELEC, and CIDCO. Kevin holds bachelor and MBA degrees from the University of Arizona.


  • Headshot of LogicMonitor founder Steve Francis wearing a blue striped button-down

    Steve Francis

    Founder & Chief Evangelist - LogicMonitor

    Steve is the Founder and Chief Evangelist at LogicMonitor. Since its founding, LogicMonitor has become one of the strongest growing IT software companies in the world, with nearly 200 employees and 1,200 customers. Prior to founding LogicMonitor, Steve was responsible for the data center operations of a diverse group of organizations including National Geographic, the University of California, Citrix Online, and Valueclick. When Steve isn't running a performance monitoring empire, you can find him stand up paddle boarding, doing jiu jitsu, swimming, or biking - he is clearly not athletic.


  • Tejaswi Redkar

    Chief Product Officer - LogicMonitor

    Tej has been building enterprise software products for more than 20 years. He has led Engineering, Product Management, User Experience, and Data Science teams several times in his career in industry-leading organizations like Microsoft, VMWare, Cisco, and AppDynamics. Tej has consistently delivered highly successful products like Rational Rose, VMware Labs, Microsoft Azure Machine Learning, PowerBI, and AppDynamics that have fundamentally transformed people's productivity in respective domains. His latest milestone was architecting Cisco's $3.7 billion acquisition of AppDynamics from ground zero and enhancing the AppDynamics platform by infusing large-scale AI/Machine Learning capabilities for automated complex root cause analysis. Tej brings the right balance of business and deep technical expertise to the team to drive strategy and execution at LogicMonitor. His fundamental mission is to build autonomous infrastructure. In his spare time, Tej reads technical and philosophical texts, as well as plays music on Santoor and Harmonium.


  • Stuart Carrison

    Head of IT - Ted Baker

    Stuart is an experienced, customer-focused, innovation and value driven technology leader with background in several business verticals including retail & e-commerce, publishing, media and assurance/compliance. He has had a 25 year career working globally, with over a decade building, developing and leading teams to implement and maintain solutions that improve customer experiences, add value, provide efficiencies or exploit innovative new markets and support new revenue.


  • Ankur Agarwal

    Managing Director, Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning - Vista Consulting Group

    Ankur Agarwal is a computer scientist, technologist, and business leader who helps organizations across industries in developing strategies to leverage the application of Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning for accelerating growth and building competitive advantage.

    Agarwal is the Managing Director of Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning at Vista Consulting Group, the dedicated consulting organization of Vista Equity Partners. Vista is a leading investment firm focused on software, data, and technology companies.

    Agarwal previously founded and led Advait Consulting Services, an AI-focused firm, and worked at the Boston Consulting Group and Microsoft Research. He has been a research fellow at Cambridge University and a visiting scholar at MIT, published numerous papers on his scientific research, and authored three patents. He holds a PhD in Machine Learning from INRIA, France, and a BTech in Computer Science & Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi.

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