Chris is a Silicon Valley entrepreneur and technologist known for his work developing RISC microprocessors, domain-specific architectures and deep learning-based media software. He is now VP of Engineering for Collaboration AI at Cisco, responsible for deep learning-based speech, video and relationship applications in Webex. Before joining Cisco, he was the cofounder and CEO of speech science technology company BabbleLabs, acquired by Cisco in 2020. Prior to that, he founded the processor development company, Tensilica, and led it as CEO before it was acquired by Cadence in 2013. Chris was part of the research team that developed the concept of Reduced Instruction Set Computers (RISC) in the 1980s and helped found MIPS Computer Systems in 1984. Chris holds more than 40 US and international patents, an MSEE and PhD in electrical engineering from Stanford and a BA in physics from Harvard. He is an IEEE Fellow.