Vice President Publishing Technology
Areas of Expertise: Electronic Publishing, Technology Transfer, Infrastructure Systems.
Chris is responsible for business and technology interaction for online products such as ScienceDirect, Scopus and Scirus. He has worked in various capacities on ScienceDirect since its inception in 1997, when he designed and implemented the original end-to-end content workflow. More recently, he led Elsevier's technical participation in the CrossRef linking program. Chris is currently driving the incorporation of Shibboleth federated authentication technology into Elsevier's products and advocating for its use more broadly in the industry.
Quote: "It has been fascinating to see the total transformation of scientific communication brought about by technology and the internet over the past ten years. It has been a privilege to have played a role in that transformation, and great to see how the wider dissemination of content through our online products has broadened access and made the day-to-day lives of our customers more productive".
2006: UKSG Briefing session on Implementing Shibboleth (.ppt)
2006: Library Connect article: ScienceDirect Memories and Trivia (.pdf)
2005: Library Connect interview on Authentication Technology (.pdf)
2002: SSP Meeting presentation on Implementation of Live Reference Links (.ppt)
2000: DOI Magazine Case Study on Linking with DOIs (co-author)