Sriram Srinivasan is an IBM Distinguished Engineer leading the architecture and development of Cloud Pak for Data. His interests lie in cloud-native technologies such as Kubernetes and their practical application for both client-managed environments and Software as a Service. Prior to this role, Sriram led the development of IBM Data Science Experience Local and the dashDB Warehouse as a Service for IBM Cloud. Early on in his career at IBM, Sriram led the development of various web and Eclipse tooling platforms, such as IBM Data Server Manager and the SQL Warehousing tool. He started his career at Informix, where he worked on application servers, database tools, e-commerce products, and Red Brick data warehouse.