Developer Visibility Focus Advances at SmartBear with Senior AI and Observability Hires

SmartBear adds world-class AI leader Jim Wu and industry expert Anthony Bryce to leadership team as company boosts effort with developer-led visibility practices
SOMERVILLE, Mass. - Aug. 24, 2022 - PRLog -- SmartBear (, a leading provider of software development and visibility tools, has hired world-class artificial intelligence (AI) leader Jim Wu ( as VP of AI and Data Science working in the SmartBear Innovation Labs and product management leader Anthony Bryce ( as VP of Product Management. Both are supporting the company's strategy to provide critically-needed visibility for developers to manage quality outcomes across the entire software development lifecycle (SDLC) as the market shifts to modern developer-led practices. Jim previously served Nuance Communications for more than 14 years, most recently as VP, Corporate Research. Anthony served BMC Software for 12 years, most recently as Director of Product Management.

"With the growing complexity of technology, like public cloud infrastructure and the move to microservices-based applications, it has become increasingly difficult for development teams to problem solve when applications go awry for end users," said Dan Faulkner, Chief Product Officer at SmartBear. "We are thrilled to welcome Jim and Anthony who will lead efforts to accelerate confidence and quality across the entire SDLC by augmenting our popular tools that support modern developer-led practices. This will ensure SmartBear continues to meet development teams where they are, providing the tools and useful insights they need to deliver optimum application performance while enabling developers to get back to doing the work that matters most."

Based in Somerville, Massachusetts, Jim brings more than 20 years of R&D experience in machine learning (ML), neural networks, automatic speech recognition, natural language processing (NLP), and other related fields in AI. He was Chief Scientist, Dictation Research at ScanSoft and Principal Scientist at Lernout and Hauspie Speech Products. Before moving to the U.S., he was a researcher in Nortel Networks' Advanced Speech and Language Technology Group in Montreal, Canada.

Anthony is based in Bath, England and brings more than 20 years of product leadership experience, primarily in IT service management, IT operations, and cybersecurity markets. Previous to his BMC employment, Anthony served as Head of Product Management at Micro Focus as well as worked with early startups in various product management and product marketing roles.

Traditionally, IT teams have been monitoring deployed software for errors, trying to rectify any application issues experienced by end users. More recently, developers are increasingly taking on this role using practices and tools to ensure applications are deployed and available, and end users are benefiting from a digital experience that gets better every time software is deployed.

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