Dr. Brad Topol is the IBM Distinguished Engineer leading efforts focused on Open Technologies and Developer Advocacy. Brad is a Kubernetes contributor, serves as a member of the Kubernetes Conformance Workgroup, and is a Kubernetes Documentation Maintainer. He is a former member of the OpenStack Foundation Board of Directors, an OpenStack core contributor, and was the project lead for the OpenStack Interoperability Challenge effort. He is a co-author of Kubernetes in the Enterprise, a book published by O’Reilly Media in 2018. In addition, he is a co-author of Identity, Authentication & Access Management in OpenStack, a book published by O’Reilly Media in 2015. He received a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1998.