Paolo Dettori is a Senior Technical Staff Member at the IBM Watson Research Lab. His research interests are in distributed systems, cloud and open source technologies. He received his M.S. in 1991 in electrical engineering from the Polytechnic University of Turin, Italy, and joined IBM in 1992. Since then he has worked as lead architect on a number of projects focused on cloud technologies. Currently, he is a lead architect for the IBM Containers Service. Mr. Dettori authored and co-authored several journal and conference papers and holds 12 patents issued in the U.S. on multimedia technologies, Business Process Management and distributed systems.