Kai Waehner is an Enterprise Architect and Global Field Engineer at Confluent. He works with customers across the globe and with internal teams like engineering and marketing. Kai’s main area of expertise lies within the fields of Big Data Analytics, Machine Learning, Hybrid Cloud Architectures, Event Stream Processing and Internet of Things. He is a regular speaker at international conferences such as Devoxx, ApacheCon and Kafka Summit, writes articles for professional journals, and shares his experiences with new technologies on his blog: www.kai-waehner.de. Contact and references: firstname.lastname@example.org / @KaiWaehner / LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/megachucky/).