Jason Carolan, Chief Cloud Officer, Peak 10 + ViaWest
Jason leads cloud and network operations, security engineering, and ViaWest professional services. Jason joined ViaWest in 2011 and has previously held the roles of CTO and vice president of product development at ViaWest. Jason has over 25 years of experience in leadership positions in product architecture, engineering, and technical sales at both small startup companies and large Fortune 100 enterprises. Prior to joining ViaWest Jason worked for over 11 years at Sun Microsystems, where he was a distinguished engineer in network and systems, focused on cloud computing and data center architectures. He also has served as the director of cloud services engineering at VMware, and held several roles at the Mayo Clinic. Jason was the lead author of Building N1 Grid Solutions, one of the first books highlighting the combined use of virtualization and automation. He also has several patents in networking, data center resource management, virtualization, and security.