Christian Posta (@christianposta) is VP, Global Field CTO at Solo.io. He is the author of Istio in Action as well as many other books on cloud-native architecture and is well known in the cloud-native community for being a speaker, blogger and contributor to various open-source projects in the service mesh and cloud-native ecosystem (Istio, Kubernetes, et. al.). Christian has spent time at government, commercial enterprises as well as web-scale companies and now helps organizations create and deploy large-scale, cloud-native, resilient, distributed architectures. He enjoys mentoring, training and leading teams to be successful with distributed systems concepts, microservices, DevOps, and cloud-native application design.