With more than 25 years of experience in product and platform development in scholarly communications, Chris helps industry groups formulate product and technology strategy in a time of rapidly changing business models, new technology, and increasing expectations from users and customers. Chris has played a significant role in many collaborative infrastructure projects and is a strong believer in the power of community-wide collaboration to solve tough problems and drive progress. He was a co-author of the original paper which led to the use of DOIs for reference linking, going on to spend 20 years working with Crossref, including 10 years as a board member. He was a founder member of the ORCID board, helping that organization grow from start-up to become a sustainable part of the scholarly infrastructure landscape before later joining as their second ever Executive Director. He was part of the committee which oversaw the NISO/NFAIS integration, and he continues to serve on the NISO Board. Chris holds a Masters in Electronic Systems Engineering from the University of York in the UK.