Dr. Vladimir Bacvanski is a Principal Architect with Strategic Architecture at PayPal. His work spans Data Platforms, Privacy, and Developer Experience as well as the introduction of Advanced Technologies. Before joining PayPal, Vladimir was the CTO and a founder of a custom development and consulting firm and has advised and worked with clients ranging from high-tech start-ups to financial and government organizations. Vladimir is the author of the popular O’Reilly course “Introduction to Big Data” and a co=author of the O’Reilly course on Kafka. Vladimir received his PhD degree in Computer Science from RWTH Aachen in Germany.