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Distinguished Engineer, IBM Observability and AIOps
IBM Research Laboratory, UK



Chris Bailey is the Distinguished Engineer for IBM Observability and AIOps, building a platform and tools for Hybrid Cloud Observability and Hybrid Cloud Solutions, and bringing together Business and IT observability to build comprehensive operational transparency inside enterprises. He leads the technical strategy and development deliverables of the IBM Observability portfolio, spanning and unifying heritage products (ITM, APM, ICAM, ITCAM) with IBMs acquisition of Instana to build a comprehensive Observability solution.

He is a recognized subject matter expert and technology leader across the full spectrum of hybrid multi-cloud deployments, solutions and business applications. He has contributed to, led and initiated projects spanning runtimes and microservice frameworks, developer tools and cloud-native platforms, architecture patterns and solutions, and technologies for observability and automated IT operations. Those projects have provided fundamental enhancements to the IBM Cloud Paks and the OpenShift platform and have had significant influence in open-source and industry communities.

He has pioneered several cloud technologies and projects to deliver a new innovative devops and cloud native solution capability in the Cloud Pak for Applications, the OpenShift Container Platform and the Red Hat tools.  He has been an influential leader across the Java, Node.js and Swift open-source communities. He incepted several Node.js core contributor community work groups, including Diagnostics and Performance and Benchmarking. He led efforts to bring Swift to Linux and to enable its use in server and cloud environments, and founded the multi-vendor Swift Server Work Group.

He also led the IBM Kitura microservice framework project for Swift applications, growing its usage to millions of downloads and bringing it to production in multiple Fortune 200 companies before leading its transition to a fully community led-project