Rahul Bhattacharya is a seasoned consultant, a passionate developer, and a Kafka development thought leader. His Kafka technical leadership spans retail, financial services, and transportation, to name a few. Rahul currently works for Confluent to help their customers adapt and use Kafka to its maximum potential. Before Confluent, he worked in several companies, including Target, Cisco, and SAP. He has a degree in computer science and an MBA from Boston University. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his daughter, playing open-world video games, and traveling.