Joanne Martin is IBM's Chief Informaiton Security Officer (CISO), a Distinguished Engineer and VP for IT Risk. Joanne is responsible for defining the vision and strategy that will ensure the appropriate protection of IBM’s information assets, and for establishing and overseeing the programs that execute on that strategy. She was the founding editor-in-chief of the MIT Press Journal of Supercomputer Applications and was on the steering committee that created the successful ACM/IEEE conference series on High Performance Computing and Communications. She has served as an advisor to the Department of Energy, National Science Foundation, and National Research Council. She was named by Working Mother magazine as one of the 25 most influential working mothers for 1998. Dr. Martin earned a Ph.D. in Mathematics from the Johns Hopkins University in 1981. In 1984, Dr. Martin joined IBM as a Research Staff Member at the Thomas J. Watson Research Center and was appointed a Senior Technical Staff Member in 1993, and was elected to the IBM Academy in 1997. Joanne is currently a member of the Academy’s Technology Council.