Ram Vennam is a Product Manager and Developer Advocate for IBM with deep experience in the landscape of web application technology. He has worked in a number of development roles at IBM, with his current focus being on IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service. He is a member of the Steering Committee for the Istio.io open source service mesh project and is passionate about enabling other developers to use the latest cloud technologies through conferences, hackathons, education sessions, and demos. Current interests include Cloud, microservices, service mesh, scalability, and performance.