Vallard Benincosa a senior engineer at a small startup called Zenabi. Prior to joining Zenabi in February 2019, he was a software solutions architect with Cisco for 7 years. Prior to Cisco, he started a company that specialized in bare-metal operating system installations for Linux clusters. He also has experience with IBM designing, implementing, and managing some of the largest bare-metal high-performance computing clusters in the world. He helped develop a Kubernetes certification for the Linux foundation and has been using Kubernetes since 2015. In his day job, he works on data ingest systems for analytics, advertising, and recommendation engines, using Kubernetes in the cloud and on prem.