First Name: Chris
Last Name: Pels
Join Date: 2/2/2010 2:18 AM
Last Login Date: 2/2/2010 4:56 PM
Chris served on the INETA North America Board of Directors as President and Secretary from 2004 to 2009. He was extremely instrumental in growing and sustaining INETA during those years. Chris is also President of the Boston .NET User Group. Chris is an vital member of the team that organized the Birds of a Feather events at the past two Tech·Ed conferences as well as the PDC held last November in Los Angeles. Chris is currently working with the team on the BOF sessions for the upcoming Tech·Ed in New Orleans.
Chris has been influential in the architecture, development, and implementation of a wide variety of business systems and databases as a technology consultant since 1986. He has extensive experience in business analysis, technical specifications, database design, several programming languages including C# and VB.NET, and statistical analysis. He holds a Ph.D. from The University of Michigan and has been a speaker at Microsoft Tech·Ed, Microsoft DevDays, VSLive, and numerous events in New England. Additionally Chris has been recognized by Microsoft as a Most Valuable Professional (MVP) since 2005.