As a leader in DXC Technology’s Performance Engineering practice, Ken applies his 30 years of experience to resolve performance, scalability, and architectural issues for DXC and its clients. He focuses on large-scale financial and health care systems, where speed and reliability are needed across mobile, web and mainframe.
"New technologies often re-create old performance challenges due to the added dimensions that come with big data, cloud and mobile. One of my favorite sayings is, ‘It doesn’t matter if you have all the answers if you’re not asking the right questions.' I help clients ask the right questions to get the best system performance." – Ken Gottry
Calling himself the “Everything Else Guy,” Ken Gottry is a performance engineer whose wide-ranging technical expertise ensures system performance, security, availability, maintainability and scalability. If a client has technical questions about anything other than application coding and data models, they go to Ken.
Ken’s methodologies, diagrams and templates for secure, robust, highly available and geographically dispersed environments are included in proposals and statements of work and used heavily in client projects, including those for the U.S. Federal Reserve, eMedNY, ETS, FAA, DHL, Royal Mail and MasterCard.
His materials cover sizing app/web environments, understanding Oracle metrics and Automatic Workload Repository reports, performance engineering methodology, performance engineering training and how to establish a performance engineering organization.
His techniques have continually evolved to support DXC and our clients’ Digital Journeys, which when combined with big data analytics, require a robust digital highway infrastructure. Recently, his skills and leadership allowed the company to support four times the projected mobile workload for a leading auto insurance client’s safe driver program while our teams built an expanded data center to support further projected 2017 growth. Immediately following migration to the larger environment, three times the volume of pent up mobile data was handled as Ken spearheaded monitoring and adjusting.
Ken helped the Oracle Center of Excellence in the UK, with specific emphasis on Exadata, ExaLogic and Fusion Middleware, and developed the architectural diagrams and metrics tools that became the sales collateral.
Ken quickly assimilates himself into the client’s culture, mentors team members and says of his leadership style: “I am a leader by making myself someone people want to follow.”