SoCal SE Intro - Brand New!

Hello Everyone!
My name is Jake Gillen, and today is my first day as an SE with Swimlane.
Most recently, I was an SE selling SIEM, but always found my own interests leaning towards SOAR.
I spent almost 20 years in various IT Sec Ops and networking roles, and we NEVER had enough time or engineers to be really effective. My experience tells me that automation and related components (the SOR, if you will) are key to being effective.