Chris Willard is a 35-year veteran of the High Performance Computing industry and co-founder of Intersect360 Research. As the firm’s original Chief Research Officer, Chris led the demand-side and supplier-driven data analysis practice for more than a decade.
Chris’ career as an industry analyst spans three decades in his positions with Intersect360 Research, its predecessor Tabor Research as a Senior Research Consultant, IDC as a Research Vice President for High Performance Computing, and Data Quest as a Senior Analyst for the Supercomputing Industry.
Prior to entering the analyst ranks, Chris worked with Cray Research as a software engineer, and at GE/NASA Ames as a systems engineer and lead user services consultant. Chris earned his Ph.D. in 1980 from the University of Minnesota, in Biometry and Health Computer Science.