Florence Hudson is executive director of the Northeast Big Data Innovation Hub at Columbia University, and founder and CEO of FDHint, LLC, a global advanced technology and diversity and inclusion consulting firm. She is a former IBM vice president and chief technology officer, Internet2 senior vice president and chief innovation officer, special advisor for the NSF Cybersecurity Center of Excellence, and aerospace engineer at Grumman and NASA. She chairs the global IEEE/UL P2933 working group on Clinical IoT Data and Device Interoperability with TIPPSS – Trust, Identity, Privacy, Protection, Safety and Security, and has published books on TIPPSS. She serves on boards for Princeton University, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Stony Brook University, Blockchain in Healthcare Today, and the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. She has a B.S.E. in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from Princeton University, and executive business education from Harvard and Columbia universities.