Pliant Names, F5 CTO of Applications to Board of Directors

BOSTON – Pliant, the leader in IT Process Automation, today announced the addition of Mike Wiley, VP and CTO of Applications at F5 Networks, to its board of directors. The addition of Wiley adds a unique perspective to the application of low code / no code automation in the industry.

“I am delighted with the opportunity to join the board of directors at Pliant,” stated Mike Wiley. “The Pliant platform solves many of the challenges large enterprises face while trying to introduce automation to their cloud and on-prem environments. Pliant’s low-code approach makes automation simple, streamlined, and secure.”

Mike Wiley joined F5 in early 2020 as Vice President and CTO of Applications, focusing on the development, communication, and execution of F5’s next-generation application services strategy. Mike has assumed responsibility for defining and evolving a unified product architecture, roadmap, and software delivery for F5’s core products which include NGINX, BIGIP, and F5 Cloud Services. Previously, he served as an Executive Director of JP Morgan Chase, where he led firm-wide application frameworks, platform observability, toolchain, and business analytics teams. Prior to JP Morgan and F5, Mike led Software Engineering for Google’s Next Billion Users (BU).

“Mike has years of experience solving the kind of business and technology problems that our product is designed to address,” said Vess Bakalov, co-founder and CEO of Pliant. “His addition to the board provides valuable input as Pliant continues enabling the automation journey for today’s enterprises.”

“We are privileged to have Mike as part of our board,” said Tim McSweeney. “Mike’s perspective helps further our vision to enable automation – simply and easily – and empower organizations to reach their full potential is a passion that Mike shares.”

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About Pliant

Pliant believes moving at the speed of digital business requires a fundamental change in how IT organizations deploy and manage technology. By transforming API code into low-code building blocks, Pliant is able to Automate and Transform all of the business’ digital processes. Pliant’s unified platform for IT process automation simplifies and accelerates how ITOps teams can quickly develop and deploy workflow automation.