Christine was the first in her family to graduate from college, thanks to an academic scholarship to Barnard College. She worked early in her career at the elite consultancy Arthur D. Little, then received her master’s degree at MIT Sloan School of Management. Her mentors at MIT founded the Center for Information Systems Research, and she was the assistant director there for seventeen years. Christine’s research at CISR covered a wide range of topics with the focus always on the practical question of how information technology can support and improve management. CISR research delved into the future of office work, the future of microcomputers (i.e., laptops and eventually smart everything), the future of telecommunications, and the Critical Success Factor method. More recently she has been a professor of information systems at Fordham University and Stevens Institute of Technology, where she completed her PhD., and is currently an Affiliate at The Institute For the Future. Christine has authored or coauthored ten books and twenty-six journal articles. She now lives in New York.