Speaker Bio

Chris Barton
Guest keynote

Chris Barton

Founder and Creator of Shazam, Entrepreneur, Inventor and Tech Investor
Inventor Chris Barton also known as the creator of Shazam, the app that changed the way the world discovers music, can inspire you to believe anything is possible! Chris’s latest venture, Guard, uses AI to detect drowning in swimming pools – a never-before accomplished effort. He believes his dyslexia helps him uncover novel solutions to obstacles and achieve audacious goals.
In his speeches, Chris shares his Start from Zero thinking method of questioning assumptions and challenging conventional wisdom. He has also played a key role in tech history as a founding member of Google’s Android Partnerships team where he created Android’s mobile operator partnership framework. Chris holds 12 patents and played key roles in the early days of Google and Dropbox where he led carrier partnerships and was one of the first 100 people at the company.
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Wednesday, 29 November, 2023 / 09:00 AM - 09:45 AM IST
Guest Keynote: Create Your Own Shazam Magic: Disrupt Your Thinking. Defy Barriers. Inspire Delight

From the moment Chris Barton dreamt up Shazam, he was told identifying songs out of thin air was impossible. His path from a dream to a $400 million acquisition by Apple is a story out of a Hollywood movie. Meanwhile, Shazam has racked up over two billion downloads! Chris’s story and insights give people the inspiration and tools to accomplish big things within their own organizations. Chris will bring to life lessons learned from navigating groundbreaking technologies including founding Shazam, as well as his pioneering involvement with Android at Google and mobile partnerships at Dropbox.

Hear it first at Gartner IT Symposium/Xpo™