Cathy Southwick is the Chief Information Officer of Pure Storage. In this role, she leads Pure’s global IT strategy and advances the company’s operations through the delivery of next-generation technology capabilities and systems. Cathy is an accomplished leader with over 20 years of experience defining and executing forward-looking IT strategies. Prior to Pure Storage, Cathy held leadership positions at AT&T, including Vice President, Technology Engineering and Vice President, Cloud Planning & Engineering. During her tenure at AT&T, Cathy led the planning and execution of IT strategies from the Core Network, IT application modernization, and the IT cloud.