Software analytics vendor New Relic is a company that I’ve been following for many years. In part because they do interesting stuff and in part because their CEO, Lew Cirne, is an interesting guy. This is no buttoned down cookie cutter MBA executive here — Cirne named the company as an anagram of his own name and is well known for taking his “coding retreats” focused time away from the day to day operations of the business to immerse himself in ideating new products and features. I’ve not caught up with Cirne since New Relic’s IPO, so on the eve of his company’s FutureStack conference in San Francisco, I caught up with the man himself to hear about life post-IPO, and get a preview on the incoming news.

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Ben Kepes is a technology evangelist, an investor, a commentator and a business adviser. Ben covers the convergence of technology, mobile, ubiquity and agility, all enabled by the Cloud. His areas of interest extend to enterprise software, software integration, financial/accounting software, platforms and infrastructure as well as articulating technology simply for everyday users.