I am Chris Horn, a leader in product management with 15 years of experience in software systems and new product development.
At my core, I am a pragmatist who applies human-centered design to create effective, principled solutions that provide utility and create value. I work across disciplines to enable teams to formulate a vision, develop strategy, execute effectively, and generate profit.
Over the past 15 years, I have served as an in-house and consulting software developer, data wrangler, simulation modeler, requirements analyst, user experience researcher, product and interaction designer, proposal writer, collaboration facilitator, systems engineer, project manager, scrum master, team leader, product owner, marketing strategist, and product visionary. I've worked with organizations such as the RAND Corporation, General Dynamics, the U.S. Army, the U.S. Navy, the U.S. Marine Corps, DHS, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, BAE, RSA, Whirlpool Corporation, major retailers & brands, and the Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens.
While developing this solid foundation of skills, I have become a subject matter expert in application security, logistics systems, omni-channel retail strategy, computer network security, biometrics, product development practices, and business operations. I learn quickly and enjoy the process of picking up new knowledge.
I am presently a Researcher at Secure Decisions, an R&D division of Applied Visions. Applied Visions is a custom application development firm that can help you take software from just a concept to an operational reality. Some of the work that I do finds its way into Code Dx, a leading application vulnerability management tool.
I will soon begin developing a machine learning system that will help application security analysts triage static analysis security testing (SAST) tool findings. These tools generate large numbers of findings that take a significant amount of time for analysts to review and filter. I'm planning to build a similarity model based abstract syntax trees of backwards slices of source code. If you have an interest in a collaboration, please reach out.
I founded Wide Range LLC – a product design consulting firm that offers full spectrum product development consulting services. From user experience and usability evaluations and design, to market and user research, strategic planning and financial modeling, scenario and use case analysis, and system architecture design – Wide Range can help you realize your ideas. We also develop information visualizations. Hit up the contact form for more information.