SOASTA Executive Tana Jackson Named a CloudNOW ‘Top 10 Women in Cloud’

- Award Recognizes Jackson’s Lead Role in Developing SOASTA’s Revolutionary New Digital Performance Management Solution -

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.--()--CloudNOW, the executive consortium for the leading women in cloud and converging technologies, today announced the winners of their flagship ‘Top 10 Women in Cloud’ Awards. Winners will compete in a pitch-style event September 24th where the ‘Top Woman in Cloud’ will be named.

“Tana is one of the key cloud thought leaders who is pioneering the industry and leveling the playing field for future generations,” said Jocelyn DeGance Graham, founder of CloudNOW. “We recognize Tana’s dedication and passion for tech, and thank her for her continued contributions.”

Tana Jackson is the Vice President of Advanced Research at SOASTA, a founder of the company, and co-inventor of TouchTest, the company’s mobile test automation product. A long time developer of cutting edge web applications, she applies her experience to testing dynamic web and mobile applications as well as helping customers interpret and leverage analytics derived from performance monitoring and measurement. Her current responsibilities include leading the development effort for the SOASTA Digital Operations CenterTM (DOC), a revolutionary new product that gives companies a highly visual, collaborative way to manage their digital business performance.

“Tana has played a major role in helping SOASTA become the leader in digital excellence, currently improving the online performance of 39 of the top 100 global retailers and supporting more than 3 billion customer interactions a week,” said Tom Lounibos, SOASTA CEO. “Her vision, combined with superb leadership and diligent follow-through – is what has enabled us to bring our disruptive DOC solution to market so quickly, and with such strong industry accolades. She’s always been an industry Top 10 in our SOASTA book and we’re delighted to see her receive this well-deserved recognition from such a high caliber organization.”

“I’m thrilled to receive this recognition,” said Jackson. “SOASTA always has been a very woman friendly environment in which to do one’s best, and our executive team enjoys a stellar line-up of female players. Like life itself, innovation happens best when men and women put their hearts and minds together to inspire teams to great heights. CloudNOW plays an important role in helping more women reach their potential within the tech industry, and I’m very proud to be part of their ranks.”

This year’s finalists, and Top Ten Women in Cloud Award are:

  • Adi Israel, TBM Consultant, Kaiser Permanente
  • Ann Wallace, Solutions Architect, Nike
  • Cornelia Davis, Director Platform Engineering, Pivotal (nominated by Intel)
  • Diane Mueller, Director of Community Development OpenShift, Red Hat
  • Jamie Miller, CIO, General Electric
  • Michelle Zatlyn, Co-Founder of CloudFlare (nominated by Venrock)
  • Julie Iannelli, Director of Engineering, Calgary Scientific
  • Liz Centoni, VP GM, SP Access, Cisco
  • Mandy Storbakken, Principal Technologist, Medtronic (nominated by VMware)
  • Tana Jackson, Vice President Engineering, SOASTA

The Top 10 Women in Cloud Awards will be held at the Cuckoo’s Nest in Menlo Park. Tickets for the event are available now. For more info visit: Follow us on twitter @cloudnow_org #cloudnowawards.


SOASTA is the leader in performance analytics. The SOASTA platform enables digital business owners to gain unprecedented and continuous performance insights into their real user experience on mobile and web devices in real time and at scale. With more than 3 billion user experiences monitored, measured, tested and optimized every week, SOASTA is the digital performance expert trusted by industry‐leading brands, including 39 of the Top 100 Internet Retailers, such as Target, Nordstrom, Staples, Sears, Walmart, Etsy, Nike, Best Buy, Adobe, Microsoft, PTC, SAP, DirectTV and BBC. SOASTA is privately held and headquartered in Mountain View, Calif. For more information about SOASTA, visit

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About CloudNOW

CloudNOW is a non-profit consortium of the leading women in cloud computing, providing a forum for networking, knowledge sharing, mentoring, and economic growth. CloudNOW is a community driven initiative, offering opportunities to creatively approach the technological challenges of cloud today, working in partnership with the tech industry, and cloud thought leaders.


Gaby Perez-Silva, 650-390-6700

Release Summary

CloudNOW announced the winners of their flagship ‘Top 10 Women in Cloud’ Awards, which includes Tana Jackson, Vice President of Advanced Research at SOASTA.


Gaby Perez-Silva, 650-390-6700