Dr. Cris V. Ewell is the Chief Information Security Officer at UW Medicine, one of the largest healthcare systems in the Puget Sound region. UW Medicine entities include: Harborview Medical Center, Northwest Hospital & Medical Center, Valley Medical Center, UW Medical Center, UW Neighborhood Clinics, UW Physicians, UW School of Medicine (SOM), Airlift Northwest and other affiliates. As the senior leader in the Information Security program, Dr. Ewell has strategic and operational oversight for building and managing the information security framework, teams, and programs to decrease exposure, drive awareness, and minimize risk for the organization. Prior to joining UW Medicine, he served as the Chief Information Security Officer at Seattle Children’s, Director of Information Security Operations at the University of Washington, Chief Security Officer for PEMCO Corporation, and Chief Technology Officer for Breakwater Security. Dr. Ewell holds several information security certifications as well as serving as an Adjunct Lecturer at the University of Washington and Senior Lecturer at Norwich University. His current research area includes information security risk management and he has a bachelor’s and master’s in Information Technology and a Ph.D. in Computer Information Systems with a concentration in Information Security.