Chris is the CTO for KnowNow Information (kn-i.com) a Portsmouth based software innovation agency. Many years of experience as a solution architect in digital product design, development and deployment; with hands on experience in product marketing, business strategy and innovation thinking techniques. With a scorecard that has had some success and a few failures too. An experience which has shaped a pragmatic, agile (i.e. fail fast) approach to new innovation.
KnowNow have a smart cities specialism, which is focused on making data useful and citizen centric. Which helps places and communities use innovative new services to solve their day-to-day challenges; this often means new collaborations, new digital services and a need for a solution architect to draw some boxes and lines. Chris is also a volunteer for TechSolent (techsolent.org) which seeks to ensure no one in the South of England is left behind when it comes to accessing digital services; as well as the IET Built Environment panel with a focus on digital twins in the urban environment.