Chief Technology Officer for Defence and Security

Chris Nott is chief technology officer for Defence and Security at IBM. His expertise in digital transformation using hybrid cloud and AI and broad understanding of emerging technologies is sought by defence departments around the world. He influences strategic thinking by conveying complex technical concepts to senior officers and executives in an understandable way.

Chris sets the technical vision and strategy for the defence sector in IBM. He has applied his experience integrating systems that exchange information between headquarters and the edge, exploiting data to generate insight sooner for trusted decision making and constructing roadmaps for adopting cloud computing.

Since joining IBM, Chris has co-authored the seminal Redbook on service-oriented architecture and has become a Quantum Ambassador. He is also a chartered engineer Chris Nott and holds a first class honours degree in mathematics from the University of Durham.