Steve Watt is the Chief Architect for Emerging Technologies within Red Hat’s Office of Technology. The Emerging Technologies group is responsible for the early identification and incubation of emerging and disruptive technologies. Presently, Steve’s teams are working on Red Hat’s Platform and Storage community and product engineering initiatives related to Container Storage and the Kubernetes Project. Prior to their focus on containers, Steve’s teams led Red Hat’s Big Data product and partner engineering efforts around the Hadoop project. Prior to Red Hat, Steve was the founder of the HP Hadoop Business and Hadoop Chief Technologist and was a Software Architect and Master Inventor at IBM Emerging Technologies.