Chris Andrews (entrepreneur)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Chris Clinton Andrews
Born(1956-08-13)August 13, 1956
DiedJune 13, 2012(2012-06-13) (aged 55)
EducationEscondido Elementary School
Terman Junior High School
Henry M. Gunn Senior High School
Alma materFoothill College - transferred to University of Utah
University of Utah - 2 years (1976-1978)
University of San Francisco - Bachelor of Science in Information Systems Management
John F. Kennedy University - Masters Program in Organizational Psychology
Known forIT pioneer
Notable work
The Education of a CD-ROM Publisher - An Insider's History of Electronic Publishing

Chris Andrews was an entrepreneur who worked with 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."[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.


  1. ^ Books | The Education of a CD-ROM Publisher ISBN 978-0-9664586-0-2


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