Member Biography 

Chris Ruff
11332 NE 122nd Way #300
Seattle, WA 98034
United States

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Chris is a true pioneer of the wireless industry. He joined UIEvolution in 2000, and is recognized as one of the most experienced individuals in the mobile market.

As President and CEO of UIEvolution, Chris is responsible for leading the company's growth, setting global strategy and driving sales and marketing execution. He has grown UIEvolution into a global leader of software solutions to more than 100 business customers and major brands such as Disney, Princess cruises, Toyota, ESPN and ATT. In December 2007, Chris lead the successful repurchase of UIEvolution from Square Enix establishing  UIE as an independent company with offices in the US and Japan.

Before becoming President and CEO, Chris worked with UIEvolution as VP of Marketing and VP of Finance, Senior Director of Product Management and Director of Business Development. Prior to joining UIEvolution, Chris was co-founder and CEO of Aptelix, Inc. where he was responsible for communicating the company's vision, defining product strategy and raising initial seed funding. Previously, Chris served as Product Manager for the Cobalt Group.

Chris graduated with Honors and holds a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Washington, graduating in the top 5% of the class. He also holds Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with and emphasis in Finance from the University of Montana.

Recent Presentation (1):

The Connected Customer
CTIA 2013
San Jose - 10/1/2013

Recent Presentation (2):

The Connected Guest
Minneapolis - 6/2013

Expertise - Digital Signage Subjects:

* Content
* Mobile Connection
* Service 
* Software 
* Strategy

Expertise - Vertical Industries:

* Hospitality 
* Retail   
* Tradeshows/Conferences
* Transportation
* Travel
* Mobile Connection

Expertise - Project Management:

* Implementation

Expertise - Industry Outlook, Trends and Statistics:

* General Trends 
* Specific Vertical Trends 
* Specific Technology Trends 
* Successes and Failures 
* Forecasts

* General Trends
* Mobile Connection


Great speaking abilities: 20 years experience speaking to groups.

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