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Jo Peterson

VP Cloud & Security at Clarify360

Orange County, United States

VP Cloud and Cybersecurity

Available For: Authoring, Consulting, Influencing, Speaking
Travels From: Orange County, CA
Speaking Topics: Cloud, Cybersecurity, IoT

Jo Peterson Points
Academic 0
Author 12
Influencer 656
Speaker 3
Entrepreneur 0
Total 671

Points based upon Thinkers360 patent-pending algorithm.

Thought Leader Profile

Portfolio Mix

Company Information

Company Type: Service Provider
Minimum Project Size: N/A
Average Hourly Rate: N/A
Number of Employees: 1-10
Company Founded Date: Undisclosed

Areas of Expertise

Agile 30.04
Cloud 30.92
Cybersecurity 30.10
Data Center 30.23
Emerging Technology 30.15
Procurement 30.05
ERP 30.13
Business Strategy 30.04
Change Management 30.04
Customer Experience 30.04
Privacy 30.09
AI 30.03
5G 30.06

Industry Experience

Financial Services & Banking


12 Article/Blogs
Digital Resilience + AI + Splunk = A Winning Hand
July 21, 2023
Just about everybody heading to Vegas hopes to put a couple of dollars in a slot machine and hit the jackpot. Bad actors have that in common with Vegas gamblers—they are both hoping to win. Maybe serious gamblers, those looking for more than a quick, easy payout, have even more in common with bad actors. These savvy players are using technology to harness or hone the pattern finding expertise of artificial intelligence and apply it to their betting. They hope to beat the system with the goal of making money. Both the gambler and the bad actor are looking for an AI advantage.

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Tags: AI, Cloud, Cybersecurity

Microsoft Helping Digital Native Businesses to Shine
July 19, 2023
According to Wikipedia the term Digital Native describes a person who has grown up in the information age. But in business, the term takes on a different meaning. IDC describes Digital Native Businesses (DNBs)as having a digital-first approach and tech-driven operating models. These companies that are born in the cloud - aggressively leverage new and emerging technologies, platform services, and marketplaces. DNBs grow and scale fast, disrupting industries and creating new markets.

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Tags: Cloud, Cybersecurity, Data Center

Cloud is a Journey, not a Destination
November 04, 2020
Remember when you were a kid and went on a family vacation with your parents in the car? If you were lucky enough to take a road trip on the Classic Route 66, you might have seen some cool sights like the Gateway Arch in St Louis or the Blue Whale in Catoosa, Oklahoma or maybe even the Meteor Crater in Winslow, Arizona. You of course were excited to be seeing so many cool things even if you had to be stuck in a car with your pesky siblings. Your parents of course knew you were learning new things during the whole journey.

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Tags: Cloud, Data Center

Building Forward Thinking IT Architecture with Strategic Business Intent
May 17, 2020
Like 90,000 others, I attended Think2020 virtually this year. There were over 250 virtual labs covering everything from #AI to #Cloud to #5G. Some of the themes of the conference that resonated for me were Hybrid IT and the OpenShift messaging of “Run on Anything, Anywhere”

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Tags: AI, Cloud, 5G

The right IT infrastructure is hybrid
March 04, 2020

From time to time, we invite industry thought leaders to share their opinions and insights on current technology trends on the IBM Systems IT Infrastructure blog. The opinions in these posts are their own, and do not necessarily reflect the views of IBM.

Gartner forecasts worldwide public cloud revenue will grow 17 percent in 2020[1]. While it’s clear that cloud is still being rapidly adopted, on premises and private cloud are growing as well. My team and I see this on a daily basis as we visit with enterprise clients...

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Tags: Cloud

Dear CFO: Are Your Cloud Costs Out of Control? Ask IT These 4 Questions to Find Out Why
Oracle Netsuite
November 13, 2019
This article for Oracle Netsuite that discusses 4 Questions to find out why cloud costs are creeping up. Jo begins by asking 4 critical questions designed to foster constructive dialogue between CIO and CFO to help understand and contain optimal cloud spending.

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Tags: Cloud, Procurement, Business Strategy

Secure hybrid cloud with encryption everywhere on IBM z15
October 07, 2019

Securing hybrid cloud environments is a shared responsibility. IT teams are looking for reliable tools to help navigate the process. It’s ideal if these tools can scale automatically and are customizable and programmable. Tailoring security for a client’s specific environment is key. A nice-to-have is a security tool that has a certain degree of decision making baked in. Smart tools or systems like this allows for security decisions to be made in real time on behalf of the organization.

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Tags: Cloud, Privacy, Data Center

3 reasons why enterprise clients are opting for hybrid cloud
August 03, 2019

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Tags: Cloud, Data Center

VMware on AWS: A Fit for Your Customers?
Channel Futures
July 11, 2019
Many people may not realize that VMware has been a pioneer and leading innovator of “software-defined” technology for almost two decades. It is best known as a market leader in virtualization technology – the basis of software-defined servers, storage and networking – that has been the key enabler of enterprise-class private cloud infrastructure globally.

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Tags: Cloud

9 Pitfalls of Cloud Migration and How to Protect Your Customer
Channel Partners
February 28, 2019
Jo Peterson co-authored an article about the pitfalls of cloud migration and how IT professionals can avoid some of the common missteps and misconceptions that lead to poor outcomes.

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Tags: Cloud, Customer Experience, Change Management

Ericsson provides orchestration agility for service providers
May 15, 2017
According to Forbes the Internet Of Things Market To Reach $267B By 2020. Much of the underlying platform technology that IoT will use to provide digital transformation globally will be cloud services. Cloud operators need to be agile to deliver services on a global scale. We’ve entered an era where speed is essential. Along with speed comes the need for governance. Delivering service to customers on demand is table stakes. The partners who are embracing this challenge realize that customer provisioning of cloud environments must move from weeks to minutes and service level agreements must be measured and enforced. As cloud providers move forward to meet client demand, automated orchestration at scale is a foundational need.

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Tags: Cloud, Agile

AWS Or Azure? 7 Decision Points
December 18, 2015
We’re often asked, “What are the differences between AWS and Azure?" The question generally comes from clients looking to decide which path to head down, a decision that depends on figuring out the best-long term solution to support a particular workload and satisfy a client’s business needs and drivers.

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Tags: Cloud

1 Media Interview
Empower Flexible, Mobile Access to Customer Data
December 05, 2019
On behalf of SAP, Jo Peterson outlines why organizations are adopting cloud ERP as a scaled subscription-based model where service support is available 24/7.

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Tags: Cloud, Emerging Technology, ERP

1 Video
Head in the Clouds (ft. Jo Peterson): Over-tooling Data is Overrated
May 19, 2023
Over-tooling is overrated. Hear from Splunk's Tom Stoner and VP of Cloud & Security at Clarify 360, Jo Peterson, as they address auditing tools for easy data acess.

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Tags: Cloud

Thinkers360 Credentials

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1 Social Media
Social Media Influencer for Tech Brands

Location: Virtual    Date Available: December 01st, 2020     Fees: Negotiable.

Submission Date: November 29th, 2020     Service Type: Service Offered

Currently ranked as #5 on the Rise Global Cloud Power 100 as well as #2 on the Rise Global Cybersecurity Power 100, a Top Woman in CyberSecurity by CyberCrime Magazine and a 2019 Channel Influencer by Informa, Jo is a 2016-2020 CRN Women of the Channel Recipient. She is a member of the Forbes Technology Council. Followed by an audience of over 50,000 on Twitter, Jo is a featured keynote speaker on topics such as cloud architecture, procurement and management, and cloud security. In 2020, Thinkers360 listed Jo as one of the Top 100 Thought Leaders and Influencers to follow on social media and Onalytica listed her as one of the Top 100 Cloud Influencers. Jo has worked with a variety of tech leaders including IBM, SAP, Oracle, Intel, Rackspace, Cisco, Dell, HP, and more.

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