Sterling Rooke


Sterling Rooke is the CEO of X8. Established in 2014, the company’s revenue has consistently grown under Sterling’s leadership.

Known for his sharp intellect, focus on practical implementation, and easy-going manner, Sterling is committed to developing the most advanced applied technology solutions for full-spectrum cyber operations in both the government and commercial sectors. His expertise comes from a diverse background in the U.S. Navy, where he was an Information Warfare Officer, and in academia, where he earned his PhD in Engineering from the University of Maryland.

Sterling currently serves as an Air Force Reservist and Cyberspace Operations Officer, working with USCYBERCOM. He is also the Director of the International Society of Automation (ISA) Communications Division and Chair of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Instrumentation and Measurement Chapter in Washington, DC.

A clear and thoughtful writer and communicator, Sterling frequently publishes articles on industrial controls, IoT, cybersecurity, and sensor technology and is a regular keynote speaker at technology conferences.

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