Adam Gross, Heroku

Adam Gross

CEO, Heroku

Adam Gross is CEO of Heroku, one of the leading PaaS (platform-as-a-service) providers, and part of Salesforce’s App Cloud platform.

A CS graduate of Carnegie Mellon University, Adam has founded two companies (Personify and Cloud Connect) and was an early employee at two others — Salesforce and Dropbox — where he had a variety of product management and marketing leadership roles to compliment his engineering background.

In addition, Adam is an active angel investor in a variety of startups in the infrastructure and apps space (including Pantheon, Docker, Streak, Depict and MileIQ.)

The Second Decade of PaaS: What’s Next for Cloud Development

This summer marks the 10th anniversary of the introduction of PaaS (Platform-as-a-Service), and the creation of services like Heroku. While still a young technology, few could imagine how powerful and broadly adopted PaaS and related cloud app development technologies have become in that time, or have rapidly the field would advance. Given all of that innovation and change, what’s next for PaaS? What kinds of PaaS services and capabilities should we to use in our apps in the years ahead?




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