Andy Stone joined Pure Storage in April 2019 as CTO – Americas. Prior to joining Pure, Andy worked at PwC for three and a half years as US and Global Chief Technology Officer and Global Head of Security Technology and Engineering supporting the Firm’s 160 global territories and nearly 300,000 users. Andy worked to implement a number of global technology solutions to improve the overall usability, scalability and security postures of PwC, while improving overall IT services’ performance. Some notable, solutions and innovations came in areas such as: secure, borderless networking, Global wireless network upgrade, Global Active Directory redesign and build out, data center consolidation, cloud adoption, secure software development, unified communications and collaboration, and data analytics. Andrew also led efforts to virtualize PwC desktops to improve end-user usability and protect from potential outside attacks and internal data leakage.
Prior to PwC, Andy was the Global Head of Security Engineering, Architecture, Technology and Strategy for Zurich Insurance where he was responsible for global security solutions in 140+ countries. Finally, in his consulting past with Accenture, Andy worked with numerous Global Fortune 500 companies to advise on, design and implement custom and commercial technology solutions.