Raymond Harris, Chief Information Officer, ADTRAN
Session discussed an approach to transforming your security program through operational excellence in IT. This includes optimizing your workforce, levering SaaS and Cloud services, knowing when you go the managed service route, expanding the awareness of your entire IT department and working smarter by leveraging approaches for sustaining secure baselines for the IT assets within your environment.
Ray Harris has over 30 years of expertise immersed in constructing, optimizing and leading enterprise information technology organizations. Leveraging his diverse technical background, Ray’s expertise combines ERP, networking, cloud, application design, operations, and cybersecurity knowledge to support the mission of ADTRAN.
As CIO, Ray leads ADTRAN’s global IT operations. A seasoned IT professional with almost 30 years’ of industry experience, Ray joined ADTRAN from Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab where he served as director of High-Performance Computing. Throughout his career, he has held a variety of executive and management positions including vice president and CIO of Iron Bow Technologies; chief information security engineer for Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory; and Director of IT for the Institute for Defense Analyses. Ray holds a BS in Mathematics from Norfolk State University and an MS in Software Engineering Administration from Central Michigan University. He has also earned a number of industry certifications including CISSP and CISM.