2 New Field CTOs to Drive Enhanced IT Ops for BigPanda Customers

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BigPanda announced Scott Stradley and Jason Walker as its new Field CTOs to help their customers and partners through the complexities of present-day IT environments.

BigPanda, provider of autonomous IT operationsOpens a new window has created a new Field CTO role to assist new and existing customers grappling with the complexity and dynamics of the current tech sphere. As per a company release, the Field CTOs will help customers scale, improve service availability, and reduce live ops resource usage by taking a holistic approach to ‘customers’ monitoring, correlation, and collaboration approaches’.

Operation centers, DevOps teams, SREs etc may face multiple challenges, especially now with a changing paradigm of work environments, that may attenuate the desired results across IT infra, applications, networks, etc; the operations support for which tends to be reactive instead of proactive. This may trigger an increased spending in IT OpsOpens a new window . As Field CTOs, Scott Stradley and Jason Walker are expected to counsel partners, customers etc toward making the right decisions in their journey to IT modernization with actionable data at their disposal for incidence management, problem solving and performance improvement.

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The company has namedOpens a new window Scott Stradley and Jason Walker as the first two Field CTOs.

  • Scott StradleyOpens a new window has served across multiple organizations over two decades, at companies such as xMatters, HPE, and Informatica. He has been with BigPanda since Mar 2017.
  • Jason WalkerOpens a new window served over 11 years in the US Marine Corps, and has since worked in areas such as quality assurance, project management and analytics for Blizzard Entertainment, as Director of their IT Operations Center. He joined BigPanda in March 2020.

“CIOs and their leadership teams need advisors who are not mired in the day-to-day details of their company,” said Assaf Resnick, CEO, BigPanda. “As IT teams anticipate business-continuity demands, BigPanda wants to provide our customers and partners the resources necessary to have pragmatic and contextual advice that lets them move confidently. We established the Field CTO Office specifically to provide this guidance; and, we are confident Scott and Jason are just the people to lead the way.”

The duo will present an IT Ops Webinar SeriesOpens a new window , the first of which, titled ‘IT Ops Demystified: Can Observability Improve IT Ops?’ is scheduled for May 28th 2020.

Elik Eizenberg, Co-Founder of BigPanda, will supervise the Field CTO office.

He said, “By investing in our Field CTO Office, BigPanda is living our brand, providing honest, thoughtful support to our customers and prospects. This team will also feed back to our organization areas of unmet needs or issues it is hearing from customers. Our success means success for our broader ecosystem, and BigPanda’s investment in these roles underscores our commitment to those organizations.”

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