Gil Vernik is a hands-on senior architect, technical and a team leader @IBM Research. Gil is an expert in Big Data analytic engines, serverless computing, Big Data storage, general distributed execution frameworks. Gil has more than 25 years of experience as a code developer, both server and a client side, using mostly Java, Python, Scala, C/C++, Erlang. He received PhD from the University of Haifa by 2008 and completed
postdoctoral position in Germany. Gil is active in open source where he leads various open source projects.