Chris Barton

Chris Barton

Categories: Big Data | Celebrity Speakers | Artificial Intelligence | Digital Transformation | Entrepreneurship & SME | Future Trends & Futurists | Leadership | Motivation | Strategy, Execution & Planning

Travels from San Francisco, California, USA

Chris Barton is a top entrepreneur and keynote speaker, co-founder and former Board Director of Shazam, and an extraordinary expert in mobile apps.

Chris Barton is a top entrepreneur keynote speaker, co-founder and former Board Director of Shazam, and expert in mobile applications. At Shazam, Barton helped guide the music discovery company from idea to profit as co-founder and Board Director. Today, Shazam is among the most popular apps on both iPhone and Android with over 120 million monthly active users and is owned by Apple.

Chris Barton holds an MBA from UC Berkeley, a Master’s degree in Finance from Cambridge University and a BA from UC Berkeley. Barton is the Founder of Shazam; as its first CEO, he led the creation of Shazam along with three co-founders from concept through inventing a new pattern recognition technology and then building and launching the world’s first music recognition service. The service has had over 1 billion downloads and was bought by Apple in September 2018. 

Chris Barton previously worked at Google, where he focused on mobile as Head of Android Business Development for North America. Barton also worked at Dropbox as Head of Mobile Operator Partnerships. 

Chris Barton speaks at corporate and industry events, sales meetings, and conferences. His message of determination, persistence, and innovation inspires audiences ranging from sales executives and business leaders to technologists and entrepreneurs.

Speaking Topics
  • Breaking The Sound Barrier - Challenges We Faced And Lessons We Learned In Building Shazam
  • Shazam’s Early Years: Surviving Difficult Times & The Keys To Startup Success
  • Lessons For Entrepreneurs Collected From My Shazam Experience
  • Ten Things I Am Grateful For In My Shazam Experience
  • Picking The Right Obsession
  • Story Of Creating Shazam And "Touchy Feely" Lessons For Entrepreneurs
Turkey Innovation Week 2019 - Chris Barton Keynote - Shazam
SAP "Shazam" Keynote April 3, 2019

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