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Tamer Baker

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Tamer Baker | Field CTO
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As we continue to innovate, so do our adversaries. If we only take incremental security steps, they will always find a way in. True innovation requires revolutionary modernization.
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Transformation Journey

Tamer Baker is a seasoned professional with over 20 years of experience, specializing in cybersecurity and technology solutions. As the Healthcare CTO at Zscaler, Tamer focuses on assisting healthcare organizations, state and local governments, and educational institutions in their digital transformation efforts. Tamer is driven by the desire to help healthcare organizations "do more with less" while enhancing their cybersecurity posture and improving the user experience for care providers. His expertise lies in modernizing infrastructure, optimizing operational costs, and enhancing productivity and security while reducing risk through the implementation of a zero trust architecture.

Before joining Zscaler, Tamer spent nearly a decade at Forescout, where he provided strategic direction and designed tailored solutions for customers around the globe in healthcare, national defense, government, finance/banking, and other industries. Prior to his private sector experience, Tamer served in various roles within the public sector, including as an officer and fighter pilot in the United States Air Force. He’s steadily risen in responsibilities, moving up in a career that literally began at the bottom, cleaning networking closets. With a passion for leveraging technology to achieve security and business goals, Tamer now brings a wealth of expertise to his role in driving digital transformation within the healthcare sector.

Tamer holds a B.S. in aerospace engineering from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU Daytona Beach, FL). He currently resides in the Nashville, Tennessee area with his wife and daughter. His philanthropic endeavors extend across the healthcare sector, reflecting his generous spirit and commitment to making a positive impact, actively supporting organizations such as Alzheimer's Association, Rachel's Gift, Ronald McDonald House, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, and nearly a dozen more.