Founder and Publisher
A publishing and journalism background complements Chris’ 25-year career in ID technology. He has experienced the ID technology revolution from numerous angles — as a vendor marketing the technologies, an analyst advising organizations on their utilization and an editor covering the industry. Extensive work with issuers and developers of smart card and secure ID products led to the formation of AVISIAN Inc. in the late 90s. Through AVISIAN’s consulting arm, he works with government agencies, universities, banks and corporations. The company’s publishing division serves more than 30,000 global subscribers via the leading titles such as SecureIDNews and CR80News. He has a master’s degree in information technology marketing and completed doctoral studies in mass communication.