Mason Harris, CCIE No. 5916, is a solutions architect for Cisco, focusing on cloud architectures with Cisco's largest global customers. He has more than 24 years of experience in information technology, and is one the few individuals in the world who has attained five CCIE certifications. Prior to joining Cisco, he was the chief architect at cloud security startup vArmour Networks. Outside work, Mason can be found backpacking on long trails or at home with his family. A lifelong UNC Tarheels fan, he holds an undergraduate degree from UNC-Chapel Hill and a master's degree from NC State University, with a minor in Arabic.