Kevin L. Jackson is a globally recognized cloud computing expert, Thought Leader, Industry Influencer and Founder/Author of the award winning “Cloud Musings” blog. He has also been recognized as a “Top 5G Influencer” (Onalytica 2019), a “Top 1000 Tech Blogger” (Rise Social Media 2019) and provides integrated social media services to AT&T, Bosch, Ericsson and other leading companies. As an Associate Consultant with A.T. Kearney, he provided cloud computing and cybersecurity management consulting services to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Other internationally recognizable firms that have sponsored articles authored by him include Cisco, Microsoft, Citrix and IBM. Mr. Jackson has also been featured in podcasts and online video with Dell, Intel Corporation, O’Reilly Media and National Public Radio. In May 2018 he was awarded an Information Security Leadership Award for his work in the US Federal Government Sector by the President, International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium (ISC)2. His books include, “GovCloud: Cloud Computing for the Business of Government” (Government Training Inc., 2011), “Practical Cloud Security: A Cross Industry View” (Taylor & Francis, 2016), and “Architecting Cloud Computing Solutions” (Packt, 2018). This most recent book was selected for use by Tulane University as the textbook for their mandatory Enterprise Architecture course. Mr. Jackson also delivers online training through Pluralsight.
Mr. Jackson’s commercial experience includes Vice President J.P. Morgan Chase, Worldwide Sales Executive for IBM and Engility Corporation Director Cloud Solutions. He has served on teams that have supported digital transformation projects for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and the US Intelligence Community. His professional certifications include:
· Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP) - (ISC)2 License #521762
· Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP) - (ISC)2 License #521762
· AWS Certified Solutions Architect – License AWS-ASA-20726
· Professional Cloud Solutions Architect - Cloud Credential Council, License PCSA141001
· Executive FedRAMP Credential - Cloud Credential Council, License EFC141001
· Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge - Cloud Security Alliance, License 993683001566
· Certified CloudMASTER - National Cloud Technologists Association
Kevin has been deeply involved in the broad collaborative effort between industry and the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology on cloud computing adoption. He has been certified as an instructor by the International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium (ISC)2, National Cloud Technologist Association and the Cloud Credential Council. Mr. Jackson has delivered half-day executive training seminars and four-day cloud computing training classes to multiple US Army Commands in the US, Europe and Korea. His formal education includes a MS Computer Engineering from Naval Postgraduate School; MA National Security & Strategic Studies from Naval War College; and a BS Aerospace Engineering from the United States Naval Academy.
Mr. Jackson retired from the U.S. Navy in 1994, earning specialties in Space Systems Engineering, Carrier Onboard Delivery Logistics and carrier-based Airborne Early Warning and Control. While active, he also served with the National Reconnaissance Office, Operational Support Office, providing tactical support to Navy and Marine Corps forces worldwide.