Vice President Publishing Technology
Areas of Expertise: Online Publishing, Technology Transfer, Infrastructure Systems
Chris is responsible for Elsevier’s shared product platform. His team looks after the content management systems, access management systems and APIs which power our flagship products including ScienceDirect and Scopus. His current work includes looking into the application of text analytics and big data processing capabilities to our products and he is helping to define our text mining strategy. He also represents Elsevier on the boards of key industry non-profit organizations including CrossRef and the International DOI Foundation. Most recently, Chris has been leading Elsevier’s participation in the ORCID initiative and helping to ensure its success.
Chris has worked in various capacities on Elsevier’s online products since joining the original ScienceDirect team 1997, when he designed and implemented the original end-to-end content workflow. He has deep and broad knowledge of platform architectures, search technology, content management technology and federated access management systems. He holds a Master’s in Electronic Systems Engineering from the University of York in the UK.
Quote: "It has been fascinating to see the total transformation of scientific communication brought about by technology and the internet over the past fifteen 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".
2012: CNI Scholarly Identity Workshop – ORCID Update (.ppt)
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