Mike is an IBM Distinguished Engineer and Master Inventor, focused on DevOps infrastructure. He leads a portfolio of products centered around development and test tools for IBM’s Enterprise Systems, primarily z/OS. His background is in software close to the metal, spanning all aspects of compilers, debuggers, profilers, and development environments for C, C++, Java, COBOL and PL/I. He has a deep understanding of IBM’s key hardware, operating systems and middleware. Among other roles, he led the C/C++ compiler team for z/OS, the architect for WebSphere Real Time (a Java Virtual Machine running with maximum delays below 1ms), technical lead for the z/Linux and z/OS Java JIT, technical lead for System z and AIX hardware profilers, and chief architect for Rational Developer for Power. He has been involved in Open Source initiatives throughout the years with his work on Java and most recently on Zowe, which offers modern, open, interfaces to the mainframe.