Chris C. Kemp

CTO

NASA

Chris C. Kemp is an entrepreneurial executive with a passion for igniting innovation in high-tech organizations. Chris has over a decade of experience starting, funding, building, and selling technology businesses. Chris joined NASA Ames in 2006 as Director of Strategic Business Development and helped forge partnerships with Google and Microsoft. Since 2008, he has served as Chairman of NASA's Web Council and Chief Information Officer for NASA Ames Research Center. As CIO of a NASA field center, he is responsible for most of the IT infrastructure at NASA Ames (networks, datacenters, systems, etc.), and several NASA-wide services, including the NASA Security Operations Center (SOC). Chris is also responsible for conceiving and establishing NASA's Cloud Computing Platform Pilot Nebula. Prior to joining NASA, Chris helped create the third largest online community, Classmates.com, the leading web-based vacation rental platform Escapia, and the first online grocery shopping platform for Kroger, the world's largest grocery store chain.