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|Chris Spencer Biography|
CTO, Global Reach Technology
GlobalReach delivers, manages and monetizes wireless services and solutions for a number of global brands, cities and carrier networks around the World. Chris leads the team that designs, builds and manages its customers' networks, along with its highly-configurable, scalable and globally distributed technology platform. With inbuilt authentication and provisioning, network and subscriber management, marketing tools, detailed analytics, supported by professional services, it allows hotels to add business value through a consistent, real-time and historic measure of the Wi-Fi service.
Chris helped to design and build the world's largest underground Wi-Fi network on the London Underground, along with a major national coffee shop chain in the USA, large-scale municipal networks with LinkNYC, San Francisco and San Jose, in-flight Wi-Fi for pan-continental airlines, and carrier SMB services, allowing seamless connectivity for users.
A recognized thought leader in best-practice secure, seamless sign-on experience, and the benefits of Hotspot 2.0. Chris previously presented at HTNG, Barcelona 2015 on the benefits of distributed authentication with a single identity.