Chris has been developing software for a long time – starting with MS-DOS and Unix, all the way up to Apple iOS and Google Android. He has written code for a variety of systems along the way. The industries vary from Healthcare to Anti-Virus to Hospitality to Games. The platforms range from console apps to Windows desktop applications to Browser Plugins to iOS and Android Apps.
Most recently, Chris has been focused on the mobility space. This includes everything from Apple iOS, Google Android, and even some Windows Phone and BlackBerry development. Most of the apps have some cloud interaction, using either JSON or XML to exchange data with a back-end. He has also done quite a bit of ASP.net server development. While not an expert, he is quite fluent in server patterns for the purposes of exchanging data via web services.
To complement his software development acumen, Chris has also been a practitioner of Agile/SCRUM. He has led small teams of both on-shore and offshore developers using Agile/SCRUM and is certified as a Professional Scrum Master. Chris considers himself to be a software generalist: applying classic principles to new problems using the latest tools and technologies.
Chris Martinez is a Computer Scientist with decades of experience in a variety of industries and technology platforms. Chris’s early experience was in the biomedical industry, developing statistical tools and applications for Beckman-Coulter, a company that makes laboratory instruments and software.
From there, Chris advanced into the world of biometrics, developing state-of-the-art software for CrossMatch, a leader in the fingerprint industry. While at CrossMatch, Chris was awarded a U.S. patent for a new fingerprint capture technique.
Chris spent several years incubating in IBM’s Software Group. At IBM, Chris continued his patent ways, co-authoring 4 additional patents. While there, Chris caught the mobility bug, working on early platforms such as BlackBerry and Windows CE. These foundations in mobility have served him well, propelling Chris to the role of Mobility Architect and Mobility Local Service Offering Lead at Centric Consulting.
When not paving the way on mobility solutions, Chris is an avid outdoorsman, enjoying the warm South Florida climate to its fullest. On any given weekend, Chris can be found either surfing in the Atlantic Ocean or riding his mountain bike on a local trail. If not, Chris is probably running in a local race, having completed 100s of road races, including 5Ks, 10Ks, half marathons, and even a full marathon.
- MBA, Operations Management, Florida Atlantic University
- Master of Science, Computer Science, Florida International University
- Bachelor of Science, Computer Science, Florida International University
- Nova Southeastern Agile Scrum guest speaker – May 2016
- Co-Host of HCIC – November 2015
- Cleveland Medical Hackathon – September 2015
- CampIO – August 2015 – Watch Out for Beacons (AppleWatch meets iBeacons)
- ITPalooza – December 2014
- PMI Keynote – August 2014 – Micro-location with Beacons: Navigating the way with Mobility, Big Data, and the Cloud