Jean-François Huard

Jean-François Huard

JF joined the AppD team in 2017 through the acquisition of Perspica by Cisco, where he was Founder and CTO. He is a thought-leading tech industry veteran in the monitoring space with over 20 years of experience building innovative and scalable data science driven products for enterprise data centers, and demonstrated the ability to engineer solutions that scale to the requirements of the most demanding customers in the financial and tech industries. For the last decade, he has focused on real-time data analysis, anomaly detection, and root cause analysis for enterprise applications, winning industry awards such as Best of VM World, Codie Best System Management and Red Herring 100. This market-proven track record of delivering innovative products is not new. After his days researching expert systems (Bayesian network) for network management at Bell Labs while earning his PhD at Columbia University, JF pioneered applications of advanced mathematics to provide QoS in programmable networks (aka SDN) at xbind and dynamic resource allocation based on game theory (second price auction spot market) at InvisibleHand Networks. In his free time, JF enjoys scuba diving, road cycling, hot vinyasa yoga, science fiction books and movies, and cooking for an audience.



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8 Reasons Enterprises Are Slow to Adopt Machine Learning

As CTO of Data Science at AppDynamics, and in my previous role as co-founder of Perspica, I’ve seen machine learning make huge strides in recent years. ML has helped Netflix perfect binge watching, taught Siri how to sound more human and made Amazon Echo a fashion consultant. But when it comes to machine learning use […]




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AI’s Arrival in the Enterprise Will Have Profound Implications for IT

At the end of Twentieth Century in the wake of Deep Blue’s triumph over Garry Kasparov, it was popular for computer scientists to speculate about when human begins would begin to interact with artificial intelligence. It was generally believed that machines with true reasoning capabilities were decades away. In an interview with author Michio Kaku, […]