Florian Leibert is the CEO and co-founder of Mesosphere, the company behind DC/OS – a premier platform for building and running data-rich, containerized applications. Prior to Mesosphere, Florian was technical lead at Airbnb, where he built the company’s data infrastructure and co-authored a popular open source tool called Chronos. Before that, he was technical lead at Twitter, where he built the company’s distributed search service and introduced Apache Mesos to improve the scalability and reliability of Twitter’s platform. Leibert has been a researcher and software engineer developing distributed systems for more than a decade. A startup investor and an equity partner at the venture capital firm Data Collective, he holds a BS in Computer Science from the International University in Germany.