Jonah Kowall

About Jonah Kowall

Jonah Kowall is the Vice President of market development and insights, helping drive the company’s product roadmap and vision, while developing entry into new markets and providing valuable technology and business insights to fuel the accelerating and broad-based demand for the company’s Application Intelligence Platform. Jonah comes to AppDynamics with a diverse background including 15 years as an IT practitioner at several startups and larger enterprises focused on infrastructure and operations, security, and performance engineering. These included running tactical and strategic operational initiatives, going deep into monitoring of infrastructure and application components. In 2011 Jonah changed careers, moving to Gartner to focus on availability and performance monitoring and IT operations management (ITOM). Jonah led Gartner's influential application performance monitoring (APM) and network performance monitoring and diagnostics (NPMD) magic quadrants and research as a research vice president.

AppDynamics and ServiceNow Integration Updates for Knowledge 17

ServiceNow Knowledge17 kicks off this week in Orlando, Florida. Right across the street from Gartner ITOSSS, AppDynamics will have a booth and presence at both events. I’ll be leading a lunch session at the Gartner event, along with a panel featuring several key customers discussing their journey with APM as well as broader IT trends […]

AppD Summit Europe and Gartner’s UK CIO Insights

Gartner’s recently published CIO survey provides a useful set of data that puts our daily work into perspective. As I’ve done in the past, I’ll break down the regional analysis early in the calendar year. I’ve done a vertical analysis of these results in a recent blog post, CIO Insights: Gartner CIO Survey Vertical Perspectives. […]

AppDynamics and ServiceNow Together at AppD Summit Europe

Today’s enterprises are revamping the way they deliver services. This shift is key to digital transformations and the general trend towards business agility. This realignment must also encompass the way services are procured, provisioned, and operated with an end-to-end process. Those I speak with have aggressive plans to incrementally adapt IT service management initiatives to […]

AppDynamics and IBM Unlock Mainframe Transactions

Today’s digital businesses rely upon a large amount of software systems built throughout the history of the organization. Much of the focus to date has been on systems of engagement such as mobile and web applications, but there are countless systems underneath these newer modern applications. As applications themselves evolve to the next computing paradigm, […]

CIO Insights: Gartner CIO Survey Vertical Perspectives

The Gartner perspectives on the CIO survey data always makes for great reading at the start of the year, and these documents for 2017 were published a few weeks ago. These documents are created by the lead analysts in a particular region or vertical slice, looking at the CIO survey for their coverage areas. The […]

The Analyst Take: Gartner Data Center Conference 2016 Preview

Now that another successful AppSphere 2016 has come and gone, we’re already on to planning the next major event in which AppDynamics is participating. Held in Las Vegas, the Gartner Data Center, Infrastructure & Operations Management Conference is the oldest consecutively running event in the Gartner portfolio, and this year marks its 35th year. The […]

A Guide to Your AppSphere Agenda: Product Deep Dives

For the second year in a row, I’ve been honored with the task of managing the Deep Dive sessions at AppSphere. This year we have some really great sessions planned. Much of the content is focused on what we’ve delivered in the last year and what’s coming up in the future for our products and […]

Industry Insights: The Threat Behind Digital Transformation

The age of digital disruption is upon us, as the last decade alone has proven in terms of technology and disruption with the progression of organizations like Uber, Airbnb, and Netflix. We are also on the brink of new disruptions in industry, including banking or payments, insurance, healthcare, construction, packaging, and many more. These not […]

Industry Insights: The Challenges Behind New User Interfaces

The future of computing will be bifurcated. On one hand, there will be entirely new models for computing such as voice, autonomous agents, and bots, with no traditional user interfaces. On the extreme opposite hand, there will be new user interfaces augmented with our ‘real’ worlds, such as the innovation done by Microsoft holographic computing […]

Industry Insights: Renovating the Configuration Management Database

Digital business is the norm for many enterprises, yet with this ongoing digital transformation, changes in visibility and service management are paramount. As part of these initiatives, they are deploying modern tooling to support their agile business initiatives. The end users I most often speak with are managing or implementing monitoring and often APM, but […]