Ron Williams is the principal architect of the X-Force Exchange, a cloud deployed and DevOps delivered security service. He is a subject matter expert in threat intelligence, application and network security, and identity governance. As a product architect, Ron has designed and developed application & network security products including global web security architecture for the Global 100. He is an inventor with patents granted in the fields of authentication, authorization, audit, web application security, network intrusion detection and protection, and security in software defined networks.
With over 25 years experience in information technology, software development, and security architecture, Ron has a track record of delivering innovative products and solutions to healthcare, finance, and retail market segments by focusing on the achievement of businessdriven security objectives in the simplest way possible. Achievements • Conceived, designed, and led development and deployment of XForce Exchange, IBM’s cloud based threat intelligence collaboration and sharing platform. • Web based solution and deployment security architectures for global enterprises in Finance, Healthcare, Retail, and the Government. • Fast assessment of organization effectiveness against defined organizational and program objectives. Ron is currently the Chief Architect, Threat Protection and Intelligence IBM Security, and Principal Architect of the X-Force Exchange, IBM’s Threat Intelligence Portal and Sharing Platform. Ron leads a global engineering team to deliver customer focused value through IBM Design Thinking, innovative implementation, and agile development practice.