Michael Ducy works as a Transformation Specialist at Red Hat focusing on helping Federal System Integrators change and evolve their IT services to adopt DevOps and Cloud Native practices. Michael has held a variety of roles in his career including Cloud Architecture lead, Systems Engineering, and Performance Engineering, Open Source Advocacy, Developer Advocacy, IT Instructor, and Sales Engineering. Through his career he’s been an active user of open source software, and has contributed to communities such as Chef, Cloudstack, and the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (Falco and sig-security). Michael is the co-founder of DevOpsDays Columbus and DevOpsDays Minneapolis, and continues to help organize DOD Columbus. In his current work, he currently focuses on Cloud Native security, container security, and building security into the foundations of DevOps practices. As part of his work in the CNCF community, Michael has helped organize the Cloud Native Security Day; a mini conference focused on security held at Kubecon. Michael holds Master degrees in Computer Science (University of Chicago) and Business Administration (The Ohio State University). In his spare time Michael loves to travel, is an avid distance runner, and enjoys woodworking.