Chris Harrop is the Vice President, Asia-Pacific for Drift. Drift is a conversational marketing platform that helps businesses engage in conversations with the right customers.
Chris has more than 20 years of experience in the technology industry. He began his career as an IT consultant in the 90s mainly focused on telcos in the UK, Finland, Poland and Thailand. He then moved to the emerging technology space, working across a range of successful startups such as Plumtree (portal), Endeca (guided search), Acquia (content management), and Hortonworks (big data) before joining Confluent to launch their Asia Pacific operation.
At Acquia, Chris led the team that worked with the Department of Finance to launch and run the GovCMS program. Working with the Online Services Branch at Finance on such a successful shared services program has been a highlight in Chris’ career, and is a reference point to how the public sector and technology vendors can work together.
Enterprise executives and government departments engage with Chris to simplify the complexities of new technology ideas, and provide guidance on how to map these to policy and digital transformation initiatives.