The key to success according to an age old adage is to solve a problem that people didn’t even know they had. Business keynote speaker for hire Chris Barton did just that when he co-founded Shazam in 1999. Few people could have predicted an app allowing users to identify songs would be downloaded over a billion times and have hundreds of millions of active users to this day. Chris also served as CEO of Shazam until 2003 when he moved to the role of Board Director.
Since then, Chris has worked as an executive at Microsoft and Google. During his eight year tenure with Google, Chris mainly focused on mobile development and app integration. During his last two years with the company, he worked on the Android business development team. Chris has also worked for News Corp, San Francisco Consulting Group and LEK Consulting. He has served as an advisor and/or consultant for dozens of startups to date and counting. Chris currently works in an executive position at Dropbox where he’s responsible for business development with mobile operators and carriers. Chris holds an MBA from UC Berkeley, a Master’s degree in Finance from Cambridge University, and a BA from UC Berkeley.
Chris’s lifetime of experience has allowed him to become an accomplished and well known speaker about a wide variety of topics. Chris’s most popular speech topics, which can be fully customized to fit your company’s specific needs include Breaking the Sound Barrier – Challenges We Faced and Lessons We Learned in Building Shazam, Shazam’s Early Years: Surviving Difficult Times & The Keys to Startup Success, Lessons for Entrepreneurs Collected from My Shazam Experience, Ten Things I Am Grateful for in My Shazam Experience, Picking the Right Obsession, and The story of Creating Shazam and “Touchy Feely” Lessons for Entrepreneurs.
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