Toufic Boubez

Vice-President, Engineering for Machine Learning


Toufic is a serial entrepreneur with three successful exits to his name. He is currently the Vice-President, Engineering for Machine Learning at Splunk and has been passionate about machine learning for over 20 years.

Toufic was the founder/CTO of Metafor Software (acquired by Splunk last year), building anomaly detection platform for IT Ops, the founder/CTO of Layer 7 Technologies (acquired by Computer Associates) in the API Management space, and the founding CTO of Saffron Technology (acquired by Intel), building cognitive computing systems for Big Data. He was previously the Chief Architect for SOA and Web Services at IBM and drove IBM’s early SOA strategies.

He is one of the authors of the SOA Manifest and has written several other works, including “Building Web Services with Java.” Toufic holds B.Eng and Master of Electrical Engineering degree from McGill University and a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from Rutgers University.