Yousuf Khan is CIO of Pure Storage. As the first to hold the role, Yousuf has helped Pure Storage scale infrastructure and processes through the fastest growth of any systems company in history. In addition to his instrumental role in the expansion and management of Pure’s internal infrastructure, Yousuf serves as a technical customer advocate, working closely with prospects and partners to provide strategic insight into challenging IT environments.

With more than 15 years in the industry, Yousuf brings with him expensive experience in building infrastructure and application development. Through constant, targeted engagement with CIOs and other IT decision makers, Yousuf helps shape future generations of Pure Storage innovation by providing direct, practical feedback from industry peers. A frequent speaker, Yousuf’s areas of expertise include emerging solutions like public cloud, private cloud and SaaS, with a specific focus on how successful CIOs have strategically combined those solutions with modernized onpremises storage to build the strategic infrastructure of tomorrow.

Prior to joining Pure Storage, Yousuf was the CIO of Qualys. The first to hold the position post-IPO, Yousuf led corporate infrastructure, IT security, business applications and sales operation. He also served as CIO of Hult International Business School, where he led global systems and established worldwide infrastructure across five continents. He graduated with a degree in Business Management from Kings College London.