Chris Gladwin is the CEO and Co-Founder of Ocient, a new technology company in Chicago. He was previously the Founder and CEO of Cleversafe, whose software is the foundation of many of the largest data storage systems worldwide. Cleversafe’s technology is used to store many of the files, maps, songs, television programs, phtographs, and movies you use every day. The company created one of the 10 most powerful patent portfolios in the world and was acquired by IBM in 2015. Prior to Cleversafe, Chris founded and lead the first digital music service provider, MusicNow, and wireless tablet computer company, Cruise Technologies. Chris is an engineering graduate from MIT and is a member of the Illinois Tech Board of Trustees.