Jun Rao is the co-founder of Confluent, a company that provides a
stream data platform on top of Apache Kafka. Before Confluent, Jun Rao
was a senior staff engineer at LinkedIn where he led the development
of Kafka. Before LinkedIn, Jun Rao was a researcher at IBM’s Almaden
research data center, where he conducted research on database and
distributed systems. Jun Rao is the PMC chair of Apache Kafka and a
committer of Apache Cassandra.