Katie Wassell

During her time on the IBM Watson Performance Engineering team, Katie Wassell made sure that IBM’s cognitive computing services such as Watson Assistant, Discovery, and Speech to Text could handle fluctuating enterprise workloads at any hour of the day or night. She introduced guidelines for Watson service teams to adopt and right-size Kubernetes autoscaling practices for pods and nodes inside their IBM Cloud Kubernetes and Openshift clusters. Katie’s work allows teams to keep cloud resource costs low while maintaining reliability and performance.