Florence D. Hudson

Senior Vice President & Chief Innovation Officer

Florence Hudson is Senior Vice President and Chief Innovation Officer at Internet2, a not for profit consortium of 300+ academic institutions and 150+ research organizations developing innovations around the Internet. In this role, Florence works with the Research & Education community to develop strategic insights and working groups to enable the identification and development of innovations around the Internet and the services of the future. She leads Innovation Working Groups in the Internet of Things, End to End Trust and Security, and Distributed Big Data and Analytics including members from universities, industry, national labs, agencies, regional networks and international partners.

Prior to Internet2, Ms. Hudson was with IBM for 33 years including roles as Director of Business Development for the Internet of Things, Vice President and Director of Corporate Strategy, Vice President of Strategy and Marketing in Systems & Technology Group, and Vice President and acting Chief Technology Officer of the Global Industrial Sector. Her 2012 TEDx talk was on energy and the environment. In 2014 she was honored as a Top Woman of Machine to Machine by Connected World Magazine.

Prior to IBM, Ms. Hudson worked for Hewlett-Packard, Grumman Corporation and the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory. She holds a BSE in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from Princeton University, and has attended executive education at Harvard Business School and Columbia University.


April 8-11, 2019

Renaissance Hotel in Austin, Texas

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Here's a glance at last year's Summit.

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  Unique Opportunity to Network with Broadband Systems Operators*
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  Government/Legal 12%
  Consultants, Contractors 10%
  System Installers, Service Providers 8%
  Financial Advisers, Institutions, Investors 3%

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