555: In this interview, Cathy Southwick, CIO of Pure Storage, discusses the storage as a service model and IT’s three strategic priorities: scaling the IT organization, having a lens on security, and enabling the broader business. Cathy discusses how Pure Storage uses its own technology inside the business, the differences she has recognized working for a small and growing company versus a Fortune 15 giant, and how being a prior customer of Pure Storage has helped her since coming into the role. Lastly, Cathy talks about what customers look for in a strategic technology provider, how her IT team works with the rest of the organization, which is full of tech talent as a whole, and a variety of other topics.
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