Chris Poulin

Industry Security Systems Strategist, IBM

Chris Poulin brings a balance of management experience and technical skills encompassing his 25 years in IT, information security, and software development to his role as strategist for IBM’s Advanced Security Group. As a key member of IBM’s Advanced Institute for Security, 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. Prior to joining Q1 Labs in July 2009, Poulin spent eight years 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 Fortune 100 companies.