Joel Friedman is the Chief Technology Officer at Rackspace where he is responsible for product engineering, setting the long-term technical strategy and driving technological innovation around the company’s portfolio.
Prior to his current role, Joel served as Chief Technology and Security Officer at Datapipe, a leading IT service provider, which Rackspace acquired in November 2017.
Joel has been a technology professional for nearly two decades including 14 years in the hosting industry, specializing in information security and in recent years cloud technologies. Under his leadership, Datapipe built one of the most comprehensive security offerings for multi-platform hybrid IT solutions in the managed service industry. Joel also spearheaded efforts that led to cutting-edge security and product solutions, including the award-winning Datapipe Access and Audit Control for the Cloud.
In 2015, Joel was named CSO of the Year by The New Jersey Technology Council, due in part to his innovation and creativity in planning and deploying enterprise systems, future IT goals, management philosophy and service to the industry and community.
Prior to Datapipe, Joel helped pioneer a voice over IP company. He holds industry certifications with many of the leading groups including ISC, ISACA, PCI SSC, AWS, EC Council and the Cloud Security Alliance.