Steve Mead began his career in Information Technology on February 19th, 1974 in the southern regional data center of the Prudential Insurance Company of America. Since that day, he has worked in the IT industry for over 38 years managing large data centers for several fortune 500 insurance companies. Over the last 10 years, Steve has held the position of Technical Director of Information Security and Disaster Recovery planning for the CSX Corporation headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida. In his role leading the CSX Technology Information Security department, Steve developed many automated and innovative processes to provide role based systems access to new CSX employees as they are “on-boarded”. He also sponsored and led many successful projects to bring more automation, accuracy, and consistency, to information access maintenance and access retirement throughout the employee identity lifecycle. Most recently Steve led a highly successful multiyear project to replace and update the Identity management system for the CSX corporation.