Brad Topol

Dr. Brad Topol is an IBM Distinguished Engineer leading efforts focused on Open Technologies and Developer Advocacy. In his current role, Brad leads a development team with responsibility for contributing to and improving Kubernetes and several other cloud native open source projects including etcd, Istio, Argo CD, OpenTelemetry, Operator Framework, and containerd. In addition to leading a large team, Brad personally serves as an OpenTelemetry, Kubernetes, and Operator SDK contributor, and is a Kubernetes Documentation Maintainer. He also serves as Chair of the Kubernetes SIG Docs Localization Subgroup. He is a co-author of Hybrid Cloud Apps with OpenShift and Kubernetes, a book published by O’Reilly Media in 2021. In addition, he is a co-author of Kubernetes in the Enterprise, a book published by O’Reilly Media in 2018. He received a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1998.