Thomas Hatch is the creator of the Salt open-source software project and CTO of SaltStack, the company behind Salt. He has spent his career writing software to orchestrate and automate the work of securing and maintaining enterprise IT infrastructure from core data center systems to the very edge of the network. Thomas has decades of experience implementing global infrastructures for the largest and most complex organizations in the world, including the US intelligence community. In 2012, Tom received the Black Duck “Rookie of the Year” award and a spot on GitHub’s Octoverse list (and again in 2013) for leading a project with the highest number of unique contributors, competing with projects from Android, Mozilla, and OpenStack. More recently, CSO Magazine chose SaltStack SecOps as one of the hottest new products at RSA 2019.