Director, Verizon Media
Joe Francis heads the team that provides Key-Value Storage and Messaging systems for all of Verizon Media. Joe has led the development and operation of multiple large scale distributed systems, including Pulsar, while at Yahoo. Prior to joining Yahoo, Joe was the architect for database kernel storage and recovery, at Sybase. He is a member of the PMC of Apache Pulsar. Joe is well-versed in the development of Pulsar from its very inception, its growing pains to a large-scale system, and operating at scale in production.