Gavin Bayfield is a seasoned IT professional, having worked with clients across the UK, Australia, India and the US in a contract career spanning more than 20 years. To never stop learning is a favorite adage, evident in the 20 IT certifications accredited to Gavin by CNCF, AWS, GCP, Spring, Sun, and IBM since 2001. Gavin has a keen interest in distributed platform environments, becoming a K8s convert in 2018. An Australian based in the UK, Gavin is a family man, active hockey goalkeeper, sailor, and motorcycle enthusiast, and enjoys traveling, having visited 33 countries at the last count.