Chris Andrews (entrepreneur)

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Chris Clinton Andrews
Born (1956-08-13)August 13, 1956
Morrisville, Vermont
Died June 13, 2012(2012-06-13) (aged 55)
Los Altos, California
Nationality American
Education Escondido Elementary School
Terman Junior High School
Henry M. Gunn Senior High School
Alma mater Foothill College - transferred to University of Utah
University of Utah - 2 years (1976-1978) Attended on a tennis scholarship
University of San Francisco - Bachelor of Science in Information Systems Management
John F. Kennedy University - Masters Program in Organizational Psychology "Hope to finish some day!".
Known for IT pioneer
Notable work(s) The Education of a CD-ROM Publisher - An Insider's History of Electronic Publishing

Chris Andrews has been an important figure in the evolution of today's Information Society. He is a pioneer in digital media, electronic publishing, and the Internet. He was the world's first CD-ROM producer, launched the first CD-Recordable system which began the "user generated content" revolution, and has developed new technologies in other areas including live webcasting, use of audio and video on the internet, and intellectual property.

Chris is the author of the twice-published book "The Education of a CD-ROM Publisher - An Insiders History of Electronic Publishing." ISBN 978-0-9664586-0-2 [1]

Chris' life story has been featured in the media including profiles on CBS' 60 Minutes and other international media. In 2001, he began to pursue the restitution of a building in Vienna, Austria that was taken from his family by the Nazis in World War II. This became a life-changing experience for him, making him an activist in particular in World War II restitution. (See Resources)

Chris also worked at Hewlett-Packard, NewsBank, Meridian Data, and the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences. He launched several companies including the webcast software company Livecast, the multimedia publishing company UniDisc, and VentureMakers LLC - an intellectual property development company.

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  1. ^ Books | The Education of a CD-ROM Publisher

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Articles about Chris Andrews and World War II restitution[edit]