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Jyoti Bansal

Founder and Chairman, AppDynamics

Jyoti is the founder and Executive Chairman of the Board and Chief Strategist of AppDynamics. Jyoti is a Silicon Valley leader, product visionary and entrepreneur. He founded AppDynamics in 2008 with the vision of “Application Intelligence” to help modern enterprises embark on their journey of digital transformation with a disruptive approach to managing their software applications. From its founding in 2008 to 2015, Jyoti ran the company as Founder & CEO, during which time AppDynamics rapidly became one of the fastest growing enterprise software companies with nearly 850 employees, and 1,600 enterprise customers. In September 2015, Jyoti handed day-to-day operations to new CEO David Wadhwani and now leads the company’s vision, strategy and innovation.

Jyoti has been a recipient of many leadership awards. In 2013, he was selected by Forbes as a “Best Cloud Computing CEO to Work For.” In 2014, he was named “Best CEO” by San Francisco Business Times at the Annual Tech & Innovation Awards, and was an EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ in 2014 & 2015 Award Finalist in Northern California. Jyoti was consistently ranked as one of highest rated CEOs on Glassdoor with an employee approval of 97% in 2015.

Before founding AppDynamics in 2008, Jyoti held engineering roles at various Silicon Valley startups, including Wily Technology (acquired by CA Technologies), Datasweep (acquired by Rockwell Automation), and netLens (acquired by Microsoft through FAST/NextPage). Jyoti received his BS in Computer Science from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi and is the lead inventor on 20+ U.S. patents.