Mais Tawfik Ashkar is a Performance Engineering Consultant guiding clients to delivering faster, more scalable and reliable applications. Prior to consulting, Mais was a Performance Engineering Manager and lead with Pearson Learning Technologies representing their Denver and offshore teams and overseeing performance and scale solutions. An organizer of the Workshop on Performance and Reliability [WOPR] and a former SQUAD board member, Mais has over 14 years of experience in the software engineering industry working as a software performance engineer, automation engineer, and consultant. An accomplished speaker, Mais has presented at ExpoQA, QUEST QAI, WOPR and SQuAD conferences. Mais is passionate about the multi-faceted discipline of software quality engineering and data analytics. She is experienced with leading and implementing performance engineering and data analytics solutions at the enterprise level for highly complex, integrated, and distributed systems. As an Independent consultant, she is focused on implementing innovative solutions around the performance engineering discipline. Mais also offers coaching, training, and consulting services helping clients evolve their performance testing practices and deliver faster and more scalable applications.