Neil is a Technologist in the Office of the CTO at Confluent, the company founded by the creators of Apache Kafka.
His role is as an industry expert in the world of streaming, distributed systems and the next generation of technology as the world becomes real-time. This includes working on fun things like dataflow system design, modeling, stream processing, serverless, developing crazy ideas and bending Kafka in all kinds of directions. With over 25 years of expertise in distributed computing, messaging and stream processing. He is an active member of the CNCF serverless working group. The last 16 years has been mostly in finance and helping startups. Prior to that he was at Thoughtworks, ran his own startup and was the CTO at a fin-tech.