Principal, Head of Labs,
Information & Design Technology
Chris believes that the industry is ready for change. Thoughtful, creative and intelligent application of technology will lead to a new understanding of how projects are delivered. With a strong background as a prominent technologist and software specialist in Architecture, Chris’ diverse experience in design, IT and emerging technologies positions him well to offer and deliver solutions for Ridley’s clients with a focus on improving efficiency and seamlessly connecting project stakeholders.
For Chris, Ridley’s vision of a smart, connected built environment resonates with his personal passion for new and innovative technologies, processes and tools. Other industries have seen significant benefits through commitment to collaborative disruption and far-reaching process redesign. He believes that the industry has a collective responsibility to evolve and re-imagine ‘what good looks like’.
Heading our LABS group, he undertakes research and development activities in addition to software development tasks; acting as the Senior Product Manager for new tools such as Ridley X, a Design, Construction, Operations and Collaboration platform, currently under development.
He sees a future where seamless integration of project teams and information assets are the norm and where big data, machine learning and predictive algorithms redefine what it means to procure and operate assets in the built environment.