Allan Leinwand

Allan Leinwand is chief technology officer at ServiceNow, the enterprise cloud company. In this role, he is responsible for overseeing all technical aspects and guiding the long-term technology strategy for the company. Before joining ServiceNow, Leinwand was chief technology officer – Infrastructure at Zynga, Inc. where he was responsible for all aspects of technology infrastructure used in the delivery of Zynga’s social games including data centers, networking, compute, storage, content distribution and cloud computing. Previously, Leinwand was a venture partner for Panorama Capital, LLC where he focused on technology investments in data networking, open source software and cloud computing. Prior to this role, he served as an operating partner at JPMorgan Partners. In 2005, Leinwand founded Vyatta (acquired by Brocade), the open-source networking company. Leinwand currently serves as an adjunct professor at the University of California, Berkeley where he teaches on the subjects of computer networks, network management and network design. He holds a bachelor of science degree in computer science from the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Who Leads Digital Transformation? Historically, It Was The CIO

By Allan Leinwand | January 22, 2018

Who Leads Digital Transformation? On my way to the office last week, I was stopped at a stoplight that only allowed three cars through before turning red again. The red and the green seemed to fight for control. In my

How Will Artificial Intelligence Really Impact Jobs?

By Allan Leinwand | November 7, 2017

Artificial Intelligence Jobs Hamilton is my favorite Broadway musical. The show follows the life of one of America’s founding fathers, Alexander Hamilton, who went from a destitute, illegitimate child in the British West Indies to become the mastermind behind the

Serverless Computing Necessitates A Significant Mind Shift

By Allan Leinwand | August 24, 2017

Serverless Computing The author of the Pied Piper of Hamelin, Robert Browning, is one of my favorite English poets. He is credited with the phrase “less is more.” Often the phrase “less is more” means that simplicity is what makes

The Cure for Cloud Sprawl: Nimble Operationalization in the Multi-Cloud

By Allan Leinwand | June 22, 2017

The Cure for Cloud Sprawl Enterprises are shifting to a cloud-first footing. That’s no secret. But just as companies and their IT teams are getting used to the idea of going to the cloud, now they need to anticipate—and lay

Adopting An Industry-Wide Red Line Movement

By Allan Leinwand | April 19, 2017

Red Line Movement Recently, I’ve been calling for an industry-wide adoption of the red line philosophy to help with the balance of features and quality in cloud application development. It seems that everyone has the idea that if they don’t

The Unintended – and Intended – Consequences of Cloud Data Sovereignty

By Allan Leinwand | March 9, 2017

Cloud Data Sovereignty It seems that everything has unintended consequences – whether positive or negative. Intended consequences are those that are chosen. Unintended consequences are forced upon us. The consequences surrounding data sovereignty regulations are no different. The adoption of

Scale Matters in the Enterprise Cloud

By Allan Leinwand | January 30, 2017

The Enterprise Cloud What used to be an unknown and mysterious term, “the cloud” is now a common and mostly understood technology. At the most basic level, consumers see the cloud as a place where their photos are backed up

Two 2017 Trends From A Galaxy Far, Far Away

By Allan Leinwand | January 4, 2017

Reaching For The Stars People who know me know that I’m a huge Star Wars fan. I recently had the opportunity to see Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. While I won’t give any spoilers away for the few who

Transparency in the Cloud and the Lack Thereof

By Allan Leinwand | November 7, 2016

Cloud Transparency The enterprise cloud is changing the way we do things from our day jobs, to social media, entertainment, and everyday interactions. While many of today’s enterprises are leading the way to complete digital transformation, one concern they often have

Three Ways To Secure The Enterprise Cloud

By Allan Leinwand | September 1, 2016

Secure The Enterprise Cloud Data is moving to the cloud. It is moving quickly and in enormous volumes. As this trend continues, more enterprise data will reside in the cloud and organizations will be faced with the challenge of entrusting even