Chris Houlder

Chief Information Security Officer, Autodesk

Chris Houlder is the Chief Information Security Officer responsible for protecting the company and customer information for Autodesk, a leader in 3D design, engineering, and entertainment software and cloud services. Houlder has more than 20 years of IT leadership experience and over 15 years of experience building and leading information security programs in a broad range of industries, including commercial software, biotechnology, digital entertainment and financial investment. Houlder is a Board Member of the Bay Area CSO Council (BACC). He helped to build the Applications and Infrastructure Security program at Merritt College in Oakland, CA. He holds a B.S. in Information Systems and the following certifications: CISSP, CISM and CRISC.