Chief Information Security Officer, Lenovo
As the Lenovo CISO, Jason Ruger is responsible for protecting Lenovo customers, employees and shareholders from an ever-increasing array of cyber-attacks. Mr. Ruger is responsible for enabling new products and services that leverage IoT, artificial intelligence and 5G at the world’s largest computer maker. An expert in cyber, cloud and mobile, Mr. Ruger has over 20 years of cyber security and IT experience at Lenovo, Google, Motorola, Apple and Symantec. During his 10+ years as CISO, he successfully led Lenovo, Google and Motorola through some of their largest cyber-attacks in history. While at Google, he led divisional cyber-security for over 25,000 Google employees and created the first smartphone privacy engineering team. While at Motorola, he delivered secure services on 2G, 3G and 4G.
In addition to his CISO role, Mr. Ruger runs IT for the Lenovo Mobile Business group; responsible for technology used to design, manufacture, sell and service MBG products in all regions. This includes delivering services to over 100 million global customers. A cloud pioneer, Mr. Ruger was the first IT executive in the world to move a Fortune 500 company to cloud-based collaboration (email, apps, storage).
Prior to joining Motorola in 2006, Mr. Ruger was a director at a big-data analytics company where he created a system that securely organizes financial data for 50% of the Fortune 100 companies. Mr. Ruger holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics from Vanderbilt University and an MBA from Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management. Mr. Ruger serves on the board of a local non-profit, is a founding member of a team that has raised over $750,000 to fight cancer and serves meals to the homeless monthly.