Christopher Howard is an entrepreneur passionate about transforming how people interact with distributed systems. He is the CEO and co-founder of Kersplody, a start-up that solves many of the integration challenges involved with cybersecurity and big data deployments. At his previous position at Lockheed Martin, Mr. Howard developed software and solutions for numerous intelligence, civil, and defense projects including those involving big data, MULTI-INT sensor data fusion, Cyber Security, and Net Centric Warfare. He also was the Lockheed Martin Shark Tank Big Data Team Lead, a skunk works like organization that influenced the big data strategy of over $2 billion of government contracts. Chris has a computer and electrical engineering degree from the University of Colorado Boulder and a MBA from the university of Denver.