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Chris Kemp

Chris Kemp
Chief Technical Officer, IT, NASA

Website | @chrisckemp

Chris C. Kemp joined NASA Ames in 2006 as Director of Strategic Business Development and helped forge partnerships with Google and Microsoft. Since 2008, he has served as Chairman of NASA’s Web Council and Chief Information Officer for NASA Ames Research Center. As CIO of a NASA field center, he is responsible for most of the IT infrastructure at NASA Ames (networks, datacenters, systems, etc.), and several NASA-wide services, including the NASA Security Operations Center (SOC).

Chris is also responsible for conceiving and establishing NASA’s Cloud Computing Pilot Nebula, which is currently supporting several Federal websites with the General Services Administration and the Office of Management and Budget.

Prior to joining NASA, Chris helped create the third largest online community, the leading web-based vacation rental platform Escapia, and the first online grocery shopping platform for Kroger, the world’s largest grocery store chain.


Agile Government, Cloud Computing
Location: Room 207 A
Chris Kemp (NASA)
Nebula is an open-source Cloud Computing Platform developed by NASA to further innovation, promote transparency and enable Federal Agencies to engage with the public more efficiently. Using Microsoft Worldwide Telescope as an example, I will discuss how the Nebula Cloud Platform is helping people on Earth explore the universe and collaborate with their Government in ways never before possible. Read more.
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