Chris Perez helps organizations leverage their investments in technology to design cross-functional systems that connect creative with data intelligence. Formally educated in electrical engineering from the University of Michigan, Chris has a diverse range of experience as both a hardware engineer at IBM and as owner and creative director at Left Right Media (a design and marketing firm). Chris offers a futurist vision through the lens of pragmatist. He has been widely recognized for his many accomplishments and his dedication to teaching and mentorship. He has spoken at Adobe MAX, Parson’s New School of Design, The University of Texas, Texas State University, and is a brand mentor for The Founder Institute.