Dr. Sridhar Muppidi is an IBM Fellow and Chief Technology Officer in IBM Security Systems. He drives the technical strategy, architecture and Research for IBM Security, focused on Threat Management & Response, Digital Identity & Fraud Protection, Identity & Access Management, Application & Data, Mobile & Cloud Security. He is one of industry recognized technical expert and thought leader in security with 20 years’ experience in software product development and security solutions architecture for several industry verticals. He has delivered many market leading products and solutions for both IBM and clients while embracing key transformations like agile, mobile, cloud and digital. His current responsibilities also include driving Research, leading work groups in security & privacy and representing IBM in open standards activities. Sridhar has an MS and a Ph.D. in computer science from Texas A&M University. He is an IBM Master inventor with 45 patents and has published extensively in technical conferences and journals.