Ray Harris, CIO, ADTRAN
Raymond Harris


Raymond Harris has over 30 years of expertise immersed in constructing, optimizing and leading enterprise information technology organizations. Leveraging his diverse technical background, Ray’s expertise combines ERP, networking, cloud, application design, operations, and cybersecurity knowledge to support the mission of ADTRAN.

As CIO, Raymond leads ADTRAN’s global IT operations. A seasoned IT professional with almost 30 years’ of industry experience, Ray joined ADTRAN from Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab where he served as director of High-Performance Computing. Throughout his career, he has held a variety of executive and management positions including vice president and CIO of Iron Bow Technologies; chief information security engineer for Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory; and Director of IT for the Institute for Defense Analyses. Raymond holds a BS in Mathematics from Norfolk State University and an MS in Software Engineering Administration from Central Michigan University. He has also earned a number of industry certifications including CISSP and CISM.

Raymond had a previous role with APL as the Chief Information Security Officer from 2008 to 2010. He also spent ten years with the Institute for Defense Analyses 1997-2007 as the Director of IT. From 1988 to 1997 Raymond’s career started as a programmer working onsite at USSOUTHCOM in Panama and in US Forces Korea in Seoul developing software for modeling and simulation training excises while working for Booz Allen Hamilton and Computer Sciences Corporation.

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