Florence Hudson, Special Advisor, TrustedCI, NSF Cybersecurity Center & Special Advisor, Next Generation Internet, Northeast Big Data Innovation Hub

Florence Hudson is a proven leader and C-level executive in technology, business, research and academia. She has led multi-billion-dollar business strategies and execution. She has been an independent director on for-profit and not-for-profit boards. She is a former IBM Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, and Internet2 Senior Vice President and Chief Innovation Officer. She is Special Advisor for the NSF Cybersecurity Center of Excellence at Indiana University leading cybersecurity research transition to practice efforts, and Special Advisor for Next Generation Internet at the Northeast Big Data Innovation Hub at Columbia University enabling US-EU collaboration for the European Commission's Horizon 2020 initiatives. As Founder & CEO of FDHint, LLC, she consults with public and private institutions in advanced technology, blockchain, artificial intelligence, big data, connected healthcare, cybersecurity, Internet of Things (IoT), Smart Cities, and diversity & inclusion. She serves on the Editorial Board for the open peer-reviewed journal "Blockchain in Healthcare Today”. She leads the IEEE Standards Association pre-standards workstream on clinical IoT data and device interoperability and validation with blockchain. She has a BSE in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from Princeton University, beginning her career at Grumman and NASA, and has attended executive education at Harvard Business School and Columbia University.