Vice President and Chief Policy 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.