Andrew Borene provides executive leadership for IBM’s i2 Safer Planet Federal business team. He has served as an Associate Deputy General Counsel at the U.S. Department of Defense, and as a U.S. Marine Corps military intelligence officer in Iraq. Prior to joining IBM, Mr. Borene was a Counselor to the international law firm of Steptoe & Johnson LLP’s national security practice. His career includes leading corporate development at a microrobotics startup and U.S. intelligence community program management for a publicly-held big data company. He is active within leading public-private initiatives for improved U.S. security, global leadership and technology growth. Mr. Borene is a Senior Fellow with the University of Minnesota’s Technological Leadership Institute and an Adjunct Professor at American University specializing in transnational organized crime. He is also Chairman of the Twin Cities’ Cyber Security Summit and has published books for the American Bar Association books on human rights, international humanitarian law and national security law.