Neeraj Poddar is the Co-founder and the Chief Architect at Aspen Mesh. He has worked on various aspects of operating systems, networking and distributed systems over the span of his career. He is passionate about developing efficient and performant distributed applications. He’s an open source enthusiast who focuses on application of open source technologies across different industries. He is a long term contributor and maintainer of the Istio project and currently serves on the Istio Technical Oversight Committee (TOC) and Steering Committee. When not working on service meshes, you can find him playing racquetball and gaining back the calories spent playing by trying out new restaurants.