Pliant Proof of Concept: Driving Network Automation Using a Low Code Interface

Spring 2021

Pliant provides a secure, low code automation platform, specifically designed to allow network engineers and operations to quickly automate common network tasks.  The O&A working group is working to present a maturity model on how companies go about tackling network automation in 2021.  Recognizing that automation is not an easy task in enterprises with hybrid networks, Pliant helps companies get further up the maturity stack by taking complex programming out of the equation.  Pliant allows companies to quickly transform automation from simple task based automation to orchestration of multiple vendors using a low code interface!


Dave Hegenbarth is Vice President of System Engineering at In this role, Dave is responsible for driving innovation and ensuring the successful execution of the company’s technical vision of low-code/no-code automation. Dave brings over 25 years of experience working in the computer software industry. Previously, Dave held leadership roles at Cisco Systems, Riverbed Technologies, and SevOne.
Dave’s passion for new technologies and the people who embrace them has driven his career in IT Infrastructure Automation & Orchestration, Professional Services, Network Performance Management, Data Center, Software as a Service (SaaS), and Pre-Sales Engineering.

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