Kris Lovejoy

As CEO of BluVector, Inc., Kris Lovejoy's role is to develop a product (BluVector Advanced Threat Detection Platform) that customers truly love, sold and delivered with a Draconian focus on excellence, by a team of insightful and passionate security experts.

Prior to her role as CEO of BluVector (formerly Acuity Solutions, a division of Northrop Grumman), Kris was General Manager of the IBM Security Services Division, charged with development and delivery of managed and professional security services to IBM clients world-wide. Before her role in Services, Kris was IBM’s VP of Information Technology Risk and Global CISO, responsible for managing, monitoring and testing IBM’s corporate security and resiliency functions globally, where she also acted as Chairman of IBM’s IT Risk Steering Committee, co-Chair of IBM's Data Security Steering committee, co-Chair of the IBM’s Social Networking committee, and member of IBM’s Enterprise Risk Steering Committee.

Today Kris is a member of a number of external boards and advisory panels, including SC Magazine's Editorial Board, and Grotech Ventures. Before joining IBM, she was the CTO, CIO and VP of Support and Services at Consul which was acquired by IBM in 2007 as well as VP of Security Assurance Services for TruSecure Corporation.

Kris is a recognized expert in the field on security, risk, compliance and governance, with appearances in Forbes, CNBC, NPR and USA Today. Within the past five years she has been recognized as 2015 SC Magazine Top 25 Security Managers, 2014 SC Magazine Power Player, 2012 Compass Award Winner by CSO Magazine, one of E-Week’s 2012 “Top Women in Information Security That Everyone Should Know”, Top 25 CTO by InfoWorld, as Top 25 Most Influential Security Executives by Security Magazine. Ms. Lovejoy holds U.S. and EU patents for Object Oriented Risk Management Models and Methods.