IBM announces intent to acquire Instana, bringing automated Application Performance Monitoring and O

When:  Dec 1, 2020 from 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM (ET)
IBM announces intent to acquire Instana, bringing automated Application Performance Monitoring and Observability capabilities to Watson AIOPs and hybrid cloud management


Join us for a live discussion and demonstration about Instana, a company IBM recently signed an agreement to acquire, and why this is important for AIOps and hybrid cloud management. Modern DevOps team need to be freed from burdens of handling unplanned issues caused by either gaps in their monitoring coverage, or lack of context or granularity into their monitoring data. 

Instana technology is designed to make the life of IT Ops teams, Development teams and DevOps teams easier and more efficient by automating this task, providing wide coverage, and empowering teams with ability to perform ad-hoc queries to get an ability to observe their entire application stack. Instana is a leader in Application Performance Monitoring (APM) and the emerging observability market focusing on modern software applications. 

With the acquisition of Instana, IBM is helping companies overcome the challenge of managing application performance across multiple teams, and across multiple clouds. It is another example of how IBM is building on its AI-powered automation capabilities.


Mike Mallo
Mike Mallo
Technical Offering Management Lead - IBM Cloud Pak for MultiCloud Management

Mike Mallo has over twenty five years of software engineering experience building enterprise applications with a recent focus on microservice based applications running on kubernetes. He leads the technical offering management team for the Cloud Pak for Multicloud Management, an award winning and first to marketoffering enabling the speed, reliability, and lower costs promised by moving to the cloud. Mike has a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Marquette University and an MBA from Concordia University Texas.

Pratik Gupta
Pratik Gupta
CTO, Hybrid Cloud &IBM DE, Chief Architect, Automation Base Pak

Pratik Gupta is the Chief Technical Officer for IBM Hybrid Cloud Management and the Chief Architect of Cloud Pak for Multicloud Management in the IBM Cloud and Cognitive Software Organization. Prior to that, he was Vice President, IBM Cloud Platform responsible for IBM Public Cloud Portfolio Management and had executive roles in Development, Business Development, Strategy and Architecture.

Pratik has broad business leadership and technical experience in developing new products that help enterprises transform their IT with Cloud and SaaS. He has managed large, geographically distributed development teams and has strong relationships with enterprise CxOs and industry analysts. Pratik has multiple patents in the areas of Computer Security, Cloud Computing and Systems Management.

He enjoys vacation travel in his spare time and has visited over 40 countries. He likes hiking, biking and motorcycle riding. He is an avid sports fan and follows Basketball, Tennis, Cricket and other sports.

Pratik has an MBA from Fuqua School of Business, Duke University, M.S. in Computer Science from Virginia Commonwealth University, and B.E. in Electrical Engineering from Delhi College of Engineering.

Priya Satheesh
Priya Satheesh
IBM Integration Executive for Instana

Priya Satheesh is the IBM Integration Executive for the Instana acquisition. Most recently she was the Offering Director for IBM Cloud Pak for Multicloud Management. She has held various leadership roles in IBM spanning Cross Cloud Pak Governance, Strategy and Operations, Services delivery transformation. Prior to IBM, Priya has extensive software development and project management experience leading

many projects in the banking, telecom and oil sectors in the Middle East and in India. She holds a Masters in Business Administration from the Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania.