Cory Watson is Director of Technology, Office of the CTO at SignalFx, leading high impact, customer-focused projects around observability and monitoring. Cory started his journey to observability as an SRE at Twitter, and continued on to found the observability team at Stripe. He is a strong voice in the observability community, through OSS, popular tweets, blog posts and speaking engagements. Cory has over 20 years of software engineering experience, and an active founder / contributor of several successful Open Source projects. Before finding his passion in observability, he worked in several industries such as e-commerce, consulting, healthcare, and fintech.