Logz.io Appoints Jonah Kowall as CTO to Boost Strategic Vision and Leadership in Open-Source Observability

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  • Kowall was CTO at Kentik before joining Logz.io
  • Prior to Kentik, Kowall served as vice president, market development and insights at AppDynamics

Cloud observability platform for modern DevOps teams Logz.io has announced the addition of Jonah Kowall as Chief Technology Officer (CTO). He comes with over fifteen years of SaaS, open source, IT and DevOps experience. The company said that Jonah Kowall comes with extensive expertise to help to drive Logz.io’s strategic vision, strategy, and leadership within the open source observability industry.

Kowall, CTO at Logz.io said, “I am thrilled to join the Logz.io team and return to my roots in the open source community. I have witnessed the tremendous impact and the challenges that open source serves in advancing software innovation. I look forward to working with the Logz.io team to further develop their product and business strategy so that we can increase open source accessibility and enable more engineers around the world to easily build, scale and deploy the next great software businesses across tomorrow’s increasingly distributed cloud and edge environments.”

Previously worked at Gartner

Kowall was CTO at Kentik before joining Logz.io. At Kentik, he set and executed the company’s product vision and strategy. Prior to Kentik, Kowall served as vice president, market development, and insights at AppDynamics, which was acquired by Cisco in 2017. Here, he drove the company’s corporate development, product strategy, and vision.

Kowall had also previously worked at Gartner where he focused on availability and performance monitoring and IT operations management (ITOM). He led Gartner’s application performance monitoring (APM) and created the network performance monitoring and diagnostics (NPMD) Magic Quadrants. He also worked on developing the Network Packet Broker (NPB) term and market.

Diverse cloud industry experience

Tomer Levy, CEO of Logz.io said, “We are incredibly excited to welcome Jonah to the Logz.io team as one of our senior executives. Jonah brings diverse cloud industry experience to this role that includes leading innovative product development organizations, and serving as an industry analyst. His unique expertise in both execution and consultation, across ITOps, open source, performance monitoring, and other areas, provides us with the critical industry perspective needed to ensure we are meeting the evolving needs of DevOps teams, while responding to broader trends in the adoption of open source-based observability solutions.”

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