Ken is a Senior Principal Software Engineer for Red Hat Middleware and has been a consultant and software engineer for over 20 years with enterprises throughout the world. Ken leads the SmallRye project, which implements the Eclipse MicroProfile specifications while also looking to innovate with Kubernetes Native development. Ken is also part of the team developing Quarkus to be Supersonic Subatomic Java. As part of his work on SmallRye, Ken is heavily involved in the Eclipse MicroProfile community to develop specifications for Java microservices in the Cloud. Ken has previously served as the project lead for Thorntail and LiveOak, along with other JBoss projects. Ken is the author of “Enterprise Java Microservices” and has previously authored two other books.