Chris Barton is a man of many talents. Not only did he create Shazam, but is also an entrepreneur with 12 patented inventions, a motivational speaker, and a mobile app expert. He has worked with Google and Dropbox and founded his own company, Guard.
Reasons to Book Chris Barton
- Chris invented Shazam, the music identification app, and listeners will learn how he overcame what was said to be impossible, through the use of creative persistence.
- With years of experience working for Google, Dropbox and his own company, Guard, Chris has a wealth of knowledge that he delights in sharing with his audience.
- Chris has actually patented 12 inventions, and his innovative thinking and creative mindset ensure that listeners will walk away from his keynote speech with a new way of looking at problems.
Chris began his illustrious career by graduating with a Masters in Finance from Cambridge University, an MBA from UC Berkeley, and a BA from UC Berkeley. The turning point in his life began in 1999, when he co-founded Shazam, with a dream of bringing a seemingly impossible concept to life.
When Chris Barton came up with the idea of Shazam, a way of identifying songs through the use of a mobile phone app, he faced numerous obstacles. However, his method of creative persistence led to success and the company officially launched in 2002. From small beginnings and a database of only two million songs, the app today has been downloaded by over a billion people. The global tech giant Apple purchased the company in 2017.
Chris went on to work for Google, where he was their first employee to focus entirely on mobile and forged numerous partnerships with phone companies. His next challenge was to work with Dropbox and build up their mobile business. Other employment opportunities came from News Corp, Microsoft MSN, LEK Consulting, and the San Francisco Consulting Group.
Chris is much in demand as an innovation speaker and his real-life stories have captivated audiences around the world. His speaking themes touch upon Artificial Intelligence, business growth, digital transformation, and entrepreneurship. At the heart of everything he does, Chris believes in the untapped power of creative persistence and demonstrates that it is possible to bring original ideas to a market that deems them impossible.
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