WITI Hall of Fame

2019 Inductees


Heather Hinton Heather Hinton
Vice President & IBM Distinguished Engineer, IBM

Julia Liuson Julia Liuson
Corporate Vice President, Developer Tools, Microsoft

Sara Rushinek Sara Rushinek
Professor of Business Technology and Health Informatics, University of Miami

Dr. Natalia Trayanova Dr. Natalia Trayanova
Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Medicine, Johns Hopkins University

Blanca Trevino Blanca Trevino
President & CEO, Softtek



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Heather Hinton

Heather Hinton

Vice President & IBM Distinguished Engineer, IBM

Inducted in: 2019

Dr. Heather Hinton is an IBM distinguished engineer, and an IBM master inventor. She was recently awarded an IBM Corporate Patent Portfolio for her patent work in the area of single sign-on and identity federation, an area she helped create as one of the original authors of the cross-domain single sign-on functionality. As IBM Hybrid Cloud CISO (chief information security officer), Dr. Hinton is responsible for the overall adoption of secure engineering and software development practices, as well as the secure operation and compliance with security and privacy requirements for internal environments and Cloud offerings, while acting as a security enablement evangelist for the organization.

She has led the redesign of IBM's Secure Development Lifecycle discipline to address data handling, global privacy regulations and an increasingly hostile cyber security landscape. Dr. Hinton has over 25 years of computer security experience. She holds a Ph.D. in Computer & Electrical Engineering in Computer Security from the University of Toronto.