Christopher G. Caine
Christopher G. Caine is president and founder of Mercator XXI, a professional services firm helping clients engage the global economy. Prior to April 2009, he had been employed by IBM Corporation for 25 years, including 13 years as vice president for governmental programs, responsible for global public policy issues. Mr. Caine also served as director for human resources and environmental policy at IBM, responsible for public policy issues such as health care reform, labor, personnel, health and safety, environment, and energy. Prior to that, he was manager of federal government relations and regional manager of the company’s state government relations programs. Mr. Caine represented the IBM Corporation on policy and economic development trends involving government, innovation, global electronic commerce, privacy, and new security challenges before a variety of public fora, including the U.S. Congress, the 2004 National Intelligence Council Conference convened by CSIS, and the 2003 World Knowledge Forum in Seoul, Korea.