Chief Security Officer, Rackspace
As the Chief Security Officer of Rackspace, Brian Kelly is responsible for the safety and security of Rackers and Rackspace facilities, infrastructure, and data.
Brian graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy, where he earned a degree in management. He later earned a MBA from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and a MS from the Air Force Institute of Technology.
In the Air Force, Brian rose to the rank of lieutenant colonel. He led teams involved in satellite surveillance, cyber security, cyber warfare, and management of highly sensitive operations around the globe. He advised the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Secretary of Defense and received a Department of Defense meritorious service medal.
Throughout his career, Brian has worked closely with senior executives for leading companies in global financial services, technology, health care, and manufacturing.
A frequent speaker at industry conferences on security, Brian is the author of From Stone to Silicon: a Revolution in Information Technology and Implications for Military Command and Control.