Joel brings deep experience in information security, product development and IT management to Rackspace. He is responsible for setting the long-term technical strategy, driving technological innovation around the company’s portfolio, and closing the loop between market demand and product engineering. The New Jersey Technology Council has awarded Joel the distinguished title of 2015 CSO of the Year due to his innovation and creativity in planning and deploying enterprise systems, future IT goals, management philosophy and service to the industry and community. He also holds industry certifications with many of the leading groups including ISC, ISACA, PCI SSC, EC Council and the Cloud Security Alliance. Joel writes about cloud, cloud security and modern technology topics.