Tim Booher

Managing Director and Chief Security Architect, HSBC

Tim Booher is Managing Director and Chief Security Architect ay HSBC. Prior to this, Tim was Chief Information Security Officer at Colgate-Palmolive, where he was responsible for directing the strategy, operations and budget for the protection of corporate global enterprise information assets.

Prior to Colgate, Mr.Booher was a program manager for the Defense Advanced Projects Research Agency where he directed a research portfolio of offensive cyber technologies, data analytics, programming languages, cryptography, formal methods, advanced sensing, and artificial intelligence. Before Mr. Booher was the deputy technical director for the Air Force Red Team at the Air Force Rapid Capabilities Office and the deputy director for technical policy integration for special programs at the Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Policy. Outside of the government, Mr Booher co-founded and transitioned a data-analytics and artificial intelligence startup. He has led assessments of advanced technology including sensors for intelligence surveillance and reconnaissance, aircraft survivability, directed energy and cyberspace operations.