Chris is one of the UK’s most connected entrepreneurs in the Technology and Space sectors.  In December 2021, he was named in 4th position, in the world’s top 10 space entrepreneurs list, beaten only by Branson, Musk and Bezos. His organisation Space Aye (pronounced eye), uniquely merges real-time satellite imagery with IoT data, creating huge societal and commercial opportunities which will touch every sector. The ability to monitor wildfires, directing the responders, in real-time from space, will help extinguish fires quickly, saving lives and reducing the impact on our fragile planet’s climate.  Their patents offer the ability to engage with customers, employees and monitor livestock and assets visually from space, in real-time. The Scottish Government awarded him the title of Global Scot and he became a Professor of Practice in 2021. He is a Royal Navy Veteran, an Affiliate Member of the Scotland International Space Advisory Committee and is the Co-Chair of the Open Geospatial Consortium UK&I Forum.