Internet2 announced today that it has appointed Florence D. Hudson as senior vice president and chief innovation officer (CINO) effective March 16. Hudson has more than 33 years in leadership positions at IBM including vice president and director in Corporate Strategy, vice president in the Systems and Technology Group, and vice president and acting chief technology officer of the IBM Global Industrial Sector.
Most recently, Hudson served as IBM’s director of Internet of Things Business Development. Prior to that she was director in Corporate Strategy, where she led the development of business and technical growth strategies including partnerships and execution plans for the Internet of Things, analytics, energy and environment, cloud computing, hardware, software and services.
In her new role at Internet2, Hudson will serve as the primary focal point to stimulate and catalyze the tremendous innovative capacity of the entire Internet2 community. She will organize new technology-driven initiatives across and beyond advanced networking and infrastructure, federated identity management and cloud services. She will also broaden the scope and value of Internet2 to its members by collaboratively and proactively working with the research and education (R&E) community to develop and implement new, leading-edge concepts.
Hudson will be based out of Internet2’s New York City satellite office
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