Chris is 20-year veteran of the videogame industry, beginning his tenure with Electronic Arts developing Sports and Action titles, and contributed to building the central external development group for the organization. As former Chair to the Advisory Committee, Chris now acts as Executive Director for XDS, and Co-Founder of XDS Spark, a global marketplace for creative industries. Chris has held board positions with Vancouver Centre for Entertainment Arts, ACM SIGGRAPH Vancouver, and Vancouver Film School, and has delivered sessions at industry events in the UK, UAE, Brazil, Colombia, Croatia, Russia, Spain and Philippines.