Shimon Tolts, CTO & Co-Founder at datree
Tel Aviv, Israel
Hero since 2016
Shimon Tolts became fascinated by the world of technology at the tender age of eight. After receiving his first PC, his first act was to disassemble it and inspect how each of the different parts worked and connected with each other. Mastery of software like Linux and other open source software followed, and at 15 Shimon started his first company, providing web hosting on top of Linux servers in the pre-cloud era.
During his military service with the IDF, Shimon served as a Computer Crimes Investigator & Forensics Analyst at the Center Unit for Special Investigations, landing a role at Intel Security immediately following his service.
Shimon went onto establish the R&D infrastructure division at ironSource where he developed a Big Data pipeline used to stream billions of monthly events. After receiving numerous requests for the pipeline by the tech community, it was released publicly as ATOM DATA.
Today, Shimon is the CTO & Co-Founder at datree.io, a SaaS solution that scans, catalogs and recommends code components in the context of your tech stack. It provides enterprises with full management controls over their dev stack while enabling full developer autonomy, tearing down development silos once and for all.
Shimon also spearheads the Israeli AWS user group and is a regular speaker on the Big Data, DevOps and Serverless tech circuits, giving talks around the world for conferences like AWS Summits to Pop-up Lofts.
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