Kris has over 44 years of progressive experience in the IT sector in various industries spanning technology, including EFT, telecom, health care, staffing, loyalty, manufacturing, professional services, retail, banking, public sector and higher education.
As the former Chief Technology Officer for NTT DATA Inc., Kris led NTT DATA’s R&D and innovation programs, leveraging NTT Group R&D and related investments to deliver client impact. This included strategy development, innovation and solutions for large healthcare payer, private university, oldest bank in the Americas, global manufacturer, global professional services firm, global staffing company, large bottler and others.
Kris has held numerous executive delivery roles throughout his career allowing him to provide unique perspective to dynamic client environments including CDO Manpower, Head of eBusiness Alliance Data, CDO Office Max, CIO Octel, SVP of Product Management for large Point of Sale company.
Additionally, Kris is Chairman of the Executive Council for the UTD Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science, member of the Computer Science Advisory board, and a guest lecturer with topics including AI for Healthcare, Innovation, Strategy, Tech Trends and Business Impact, Leading Global Teams.
Kris is also an advisor to several start-up companies in the Global Staffing, AI and ML Ops, and AI powered HC markets. Kris also builds houses for Habitat for Humanity.
Kris takes great pride and enjoyment in helping senior IT and business executives realize the promise of todays and tomorrow’s technology to achieve their business and personal goals.