Chris Boshuizen is Co-Founder former CTO of Planet Labs. He is responsible for the system architecture and oversees the engineering teams.
Prior to Planet, Chris was a Space Mission Architect at NASA Ames Research, where he co-created the PhoneSat Project --- PhoneSat was the cheapest and fastest built spacecraft at NASA --- and lead multiple partnership projects between NASA and private space exploration companies.
Prior to NASA, Chris was appointed Interim executive Director of Singularity University, coordinated the founding of the University and raised over $2.5 million of initial funding from Silicon Valley sources.
In 2014 Chris was awarded the Advance Global Award as Expatriate Australian of the Year. Chris received his Ph.D. in Physics and Bachelors of Science with Honours from the University of Sydney.