Apptio CTO, Paul McLachlan - Enterprise SaaS startup from the trenches

In just over 5 years, Apptio has become a success story that inspires many others in the startup community with many business achievements:

In this talk, Apptio's co-founder and CTO, Paul McLachlan, will share with us the the lessons and stories of how he set the technology foundation and paved the way to Apptio's success.  Come learn about the technical challenges and critical decisions along the way.  This is a great opportunity to hear Paul's perspective on Apptio Engineering Team's past, present, and future.

Speaker: Paul McLachlan (Co-founder & CTO, Apptio)

About Paul:

Paul is a co-founder and CTO of Apptio, responsible for the continued development of the company’s SaaS platform. Paul  has more than 15 years of software architecture experience and spent more than a decade building performance and troubleshooting tools for Java and .NET, first at Compuware and NuMega Technologies and more recently at Mercury Interactive and HP, where he was  the Chief Architect of the Diagnostics component of Business Availability Center and LoadRunner.

At Mercury, Paul led a team of engineers through a multi-year feature sprint and incremental re-architecture of Diagnostics, taking the product from the brink of market failure to Gartner’s leader’s quadrant, resulting in a 6x revenue improvement to over $40 million per year. Paul holds a BS in Computer Science from the University of Technology, Sydney.


7:00 - 7:30  Sign in and networking
7:30 - 8:30  Presentation and Q&A
8:30 - 9:00  Networking


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  • Damon D.

    Great talk. Great speaker.

    April 17, 2013

  • RobertinSeattle

    Great to hear another entrepreneur talk about life in the trenches. Well-attended presentation.

    April 16, 2013

  • Ronald H.

    RSVP +1

    April 3, 2013

  • Tudor T.

    Apptio is a solid company, will be an interesting talk for enterprise it fans...

    April 3, 2013

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