Industry Veteran From AWS and Microsoft
Brings 20+ years of Cloud, Data and Developer Experience to Splunk
Splunk Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLK), provider of the Data-to-Everything Platform, today announced the appointment of Shawn Bice, a cloud and software leader with decades of experience in building and leading transformative Cloud, SaaS, and data management technology enterprises, to the newly created position of President of Products and Technology, effective June 1, 2021.
Leading Splunk’s Product and Technology organization, Bice will report to CEO Doug Merritt, overseeing technical divisions including product, engineering, design, architecture, as well as the CIO, CTO, and CISO functions. Under his leadership, Splunk will continue to help customers lower costs, reduce complexity, and accelerate innovation by optimizing their data investments to support their long-term business strategies. Bice has a successful record of building and operating native cloud services at scale and velocity and driving on-premise to SaaS transitions. A portion of his success has come through deep customer centricity and top talent attraction and retention.
“The extensive cloud knowledge and data domain expertise that Shawn brings is unparalleled. It will help accelerate Splunk’s technology solutions and cloud capabilities at scale – fueling our success as a high-growth company and furthering our mission of removing the barriers between data and action,” said Merritt. “Known for his inspirational leadership style and customer-centric approach, Shawn directly aligns with Splunk’s values and culture. As an industry trailblazer, Shawn is a rare talent and his joining Splunk further validates the value we bring to customers and partners worldwide.”
“I am excited to join the talented team at Splunk and look forward to helping Splunk’s customers along their journey to the cloud and the company advance during this next phase of growth,” said Bice. “When it comes to data, we have only scratched the surface, and there is a tremendous opportunity for customers to reimagine and accelerate their business, both in the cloud and on-premises edge. Splunk leads with a customer-centric approach and is people-centered at the heart of its business. That value system empowers Splunk’s customers and employees to greatly transform the way we work together.”
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