As VP of data strategy, Chris is responsible for ensuring that the value of Twitter's data is realized across the ecosystem of developers, partners and customers. He was CEO of Gnip, acquired by Twitter in 2014. Gnip serves Twitter data to more than 95% of the Fortune 500. A pioneer in the industry, Chris has worked with leading social platforms to formulate and execute their data strategies. Previously at Aquent, Chris served in several key roles, including COO, and was responsible for the management of global operations in 17 countries. Chris is Chairman of the Big Boulder Initiative, a global association dedicated to cultivating the social data ecosystem. He sits on a number of corporate boards and is an active TechStars mentor.