For the past 15 years, Ali has held technical presales, architect and industryconsulting roles in BEA Systems and Oracle across Asia Pacific, focusing onmiddleware and application development. His area of expertise lies in Application Development, Integration, Infrastructure As Code, Cloud and Containers. In his previous roles, Ali has helped key Oracle customers successfully implement Oracle Middleware technologies. An early Docker and Kubernetes adopter, he is now doing the same with cloud native technologies on Oracle Cloud. Ali recently joined Oracle Product Management to lead and accelerate the integration of Oracle Cloud with open source, particularly with CNCF projects. He currently leads 3 Oracle open-source projects and is a contributor to the open- source Cluster API provider for Oracle Cloud.Ali holds Bachelor of Computing and Master of Technology degrees from the National University of Singapore. Outside work, he is vainly trying to grow a veggie patch, practises Karate with his kids and moonlights as Thor.