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Chris Borneman

Chris Borneman is CTO at Software AG Government Solutions. In his role, he is responsible for defining technology requirements that support our business strategy within the Aerospace and Defense and Federal markets. Also, given his experience designing and building cloud-based supply chain networks, managing integration-based modernization programs, and performing various data center migrations and expansions within the aerospace and defense industry, Chris is often recruited to guide customer technology groups in their transformation initiatives.

Prior to joining, Chris was recruited to build the technology group and product offerings for Exostar, a joint venture of The Boeing Company, Raytheon, Lockheed Martin, BAE Systems and Rolls-Royce.  He grew their transaction engine from <$1M transactional volume in 2001 to $36B+ annually in goods and services transacting through the system while supporting millions of individual transactions.  Chris was also part of a small team, launched joint venture between ARINC, Exostar, and SITA to form CertiPath which established a cross-certification identity bridge for the aerospace and defense industry.  Chris was integral in the development of the business model and formation of the company, creating the first aerospace and defense PKI bridge; which later became the first industry bridge to cross certify with the U.S. Federal Bridge Certificate Authority (FBCA).  He served as one of six founding board members, and reviewed and approved new service offerings ensuring compatibility with company vision, meeting fiscal objectives, and managing corporate risk profile.  In 2006, Chris was a part of a five person team that developed and received patent to enable explicit and multilateral trust across a community of federated servers via a network. The trust model allows multiple organizations to be their own credential issuer for their employees, while other organizations can serve as relying parties to grant authorizations based upon the authentications of the credential issuer.

Chris is a well-recognized industry leader, receiving SmartCEO Magazine’s Top 10 Technology Executives in 2009, Computerworld’s Premier 100 IT Leaders of 2000, and InfoWorld’s Top 100 CTOs designation.  He also has solutions delivered to market recognized by Forbes “Best of the Web” and PC Magazine Editor’s Choice Award and has authored numerous articles published in major professional journals.

Chris holds a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science from Northern Illinois University.

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