VP, Chief Privacy Officer, IBM
Christina Montgomery is IBM’s Chief Privacy Officer and an IBM Vice President. As Chief Privacy Officer, Christina oversees IBM’s privacy program, compliance and strategy on a global basis, and directs all aspects of IBM’s privacy policies. She also chairs IBM’s AI Ethics Board, a multi-disciplinary team responsible for the governance and decision-making process for AI ethics policies and practices.
Prior to her current role, Christina spent more than 4 years as Secretary to IBM’s Board of Directors and led the legal support for many of the company’s headquarters functions. From 2013-2018, Christina served as IBM’s Managing Attorney, overseeing the Law Department’s strategic and transformational initiatives, hiring and recruiting, professional development, budget management, and other projects on a worldwide basis. From 2013-2015, Christina provided senior support to cross-IBM teams in the cybersecurity area, including on the legislative and regulatory fronts.
Christina joined IBM in 1994 as an attorney supporting IBM Sales and served in a variety of other positions throughout the Law Department, including: IBM Systems, where she handled a wide variety of technology-related alliances, divestitures and licensing matters, supported M&A and joint ventures, and provided advice and counsel concerning open source software proposals and IP strategy; and IBM Global Technology Services, where she provided advice and counsel concerning IBM’s security services portfolio, and negotiated and supported strategic outsourcing agreements.
Ms. Montgomery received a B.A. from Binghamton University and a J.D. from Harvard Law School.