Having made his start in the pharmacy sector, Michel transitioned to IT in 1996, working on a UNIX TTY terminal-based system and the MUMPS language. He currently works as a solutions architect at Qualogy, with a focus on middleware, application integration and service-oriented architecture. His passion for middleware started in 2000 when working as a support analyst for a financial institute with BEA WebLogic and Tuxedo. Michel is an expert on the WebLogic platform. He serves customers in his role as architect and advises them in all aspects of their IT landscape. He became an Oracle ACE Director in 2019 and wrote two books about WebLogic: Oracle WebLogic Server 11gR1 PS2: Administration Essentials and Oracle WebLogic Server 12c: First Look. Since a few years he is also a heavy contributor to the OpenSource community and solutions regarding containerization and DevOps.Furthermore, he is a well known expert in the several communities and speaks regular on big events in the EMEA region and worldwide, such as KubeCon, Continuous Delivery Summit, Oracle OpenWorld, Groundbreaker. In 2012 he became Oracle ACE and in 2019 Oracle ACE Director.