Provider of the Data-to-Everything Platform, Splunk Inc. has announced the appointment of Shawn Bice to the newly created position of President of Products and Technology, effective June 1, 2021.
A cloud and software leader, having 20+ years of experience in building and leading transformative Cloud, SaaS, and data management technology enterprises, Bice will lead Splunk’s Product and Technology organization & 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.
Commenting on his appoint, Mr. Doug Merritt said, “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”. He further added: “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.”