Chris Lema scared his parents by dropping out of the engineering school at Berkeley in order to get a degree in Social Welfare. That didn’t stop him from playing with computers and starting a career at Berkeley National Lab right after graduation. He started managing software engineers back in 1994, at the same time that he started building business software using the Internet.
Today he continues to lead innovation and software development for Emphasys Software, manage staff on different continents, in multiple countries and across the US – all with his trusted internet account and phone. He’s helped design, develop and launch over 90 different software solutions delivered as online services (SaaS) and in his spare time coaches start-ups and other small companies looking to leverage technology. A regular speaker at WordCamps and other conferences, Chris is also a blogger, ebook author and runs a WordPress meetup in North County San Diego.
Chris will be Featured in the Business Track and will present, ‘The Client’s Not Always Right: How to Protect yourself from Overshoot & Dwindling Profits with WordPress