Ben is a technologist in the Office of the CTO at Confluent Inc (the company behind Apache Kafka). He had worked on a wide range of projects, from implementing the latest version of Kafka’s replication protocol through to writing a book on Event Driven Systems. Before Confluent Ben led the design and build of a company-wide data service in a large financial services firm. His earlier career spanned projects at Thoughtworks and UK-based enterprise companies. He is the author of the book “Designing Event Driven Systems”, O’Reilly, 2018. Find out more at http://benstopford.com.