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Michael Maximilien

Distinguished Engineer
Max (or Dr.Max) is an IBM Distinguished Engineer and leader for the OSS team contributing to all things Serverless via Knative and Kubernetes. Previously, Max was a principal engineer at IBM RTP and a research scientist at IBM Almaden where he did pioneering work on cloud computing and PaaS. Max's main expertise lies in software engineering and distributed systems. Max published 75+ refereed papers with citations of 6000+ on GoogleScholar, 100s of blogs, and holds 21 issued patents. Max is an avid amateur photographer and triathlete; bragging rights: 2 award winning photos with Leica Society in 2021, 10 half Ironman, one full Ironman, and 20+ marathons