Security Strategist & Evangelist, IBM Corporation
Chris Poulin brings a balance of management experience and technical skills spanning 25 years in information security to his role as strategist for IBM's Advanced Security Group. Joining IBM from the Q1 Labs acquisition, where he served as the Chief Security Officer, Chris is responsible for researching and analyzing security trends, creating programs to help customers keep pace with emerging threats, and forging the vision for a secure planet. Chris started his security career in the U.S. Air Force managing global intelligence networks and developing software. He left the Department of Defense to leverage his leadership and technical skills to found and build FireTower, Inc., a successful information security consulting firm, with clients that included many Fortune 100 enterprises.