Jeongkyu is the founder and CEO of Lablup Inc. He is known as the lead developer of the Textcube Project, which is a popular open-source web publishing platform in South Korea and the open-source codebase of tistory.com and a part of blogger.com. As one of the Korea’s foremost experts on open-source projects, he has participated in many successful ventures for the past 20 years. He is a machine learning expert at Google Developers Experts program, Google Cloud champion innovator and actively working as a member of the Innovation Steering Board of the Northeast Asia Open Source Software Promotion Forum. Jeongkyu received his Ph.D in Statistical Physics from POSTECH in research on complex systems, agent-based models, and computational neuroscience. He led ML-based/open-source projects at several companies and labs, specifically, text classification, information compression and contextual search. Since 2015, he has been developing Backend.AI, an open-source hyper-scalable AI R&D platform.