Christopher Leonard is currently Director of Product & Strategy at Cactus Communications. His background straddles editorial and technical roles in the scholarly communications space since his first role at ChemWeb in 1997. He has spent 7 years in Amsterdam with Elsevier, and 6 years in Qatar with Qatar Foundation, as well as stints with BioMed Central, Springer, and Emerald. Chris is techno-optimist, and believes that technology can genuinely level the playing field between North/South and East/West of the academic research globe. You can ask him about his ‘Disco Scientist’ nickname after he’s had a cocktail or two.
Director of Product & Strategy