#92, Bernd Greifeneder, Co-founder and CTO of Dynatrace: The Rise of the Chief AI Officer

Published on March 21, 2024

This week, Gareth is joined by a leader responsible for building one of the biggest software observability platforms across the globe. CTO of Dynatrace, Bernd Greifeneder, features on this episode to tell all about his role in developing the revolutionary platform which harnesses AI and automation for unified observability and security. 

Offering insight into the key milestones of Dynatrace’s evolution, including their decision to go for public investment and their role in developing and utilising AI, Bernd exemplifies his role as a key figure in the software space. The introduction of a Chief AI Officer emerges as a focal point in the conversation, as Gareth and Bernd discuss the future of AI at great lengths, highlighting the anticipation of future technology disrupting the corporate landscape. 

Believing that proactively driving change is the key differentiator between managers and leaders, Bernd’s hands-on role in building Dynatrace from the ground up illustrates his influence as an established tech leader.  

Time stamps 

  • What good leadership means to Bernd (02:06) 
  • The early years of Dynatrace (06:28) 
  • The case for taking acquiring public investment (18:35) 
  • The 3 emerging types of AI (21:22) 
  • The rise of the Chief AI Officer (20:58) 
  • Bernd’s biggest cybersecurity concerns (27:35) 
  • Dynatrace’s revolutionary new tech (35:00) 
  • Achieving balance to battle burnout (40:37) 
  • Bernd’s advice to his 21-year-old self (43:40) 


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