As CTO of Mersive, Chris has worked to lead the market through innovation, focusing on the end-user experience and the creation of technology that enables it. His research has led to the development of collaboration technology that enhances meeting and learning spaces and informs understanding of the productivity of these spaces. Under his leadership, Mersive has also focused on community, establishing a volunteer work program that provides employees with time each month to volunteer in their community, and developing outreach programs ranging from building bikes for underprivileged children to working at local food banks.

Chris is an active member of the AV/IT community, participating regularly in industry events and speaking engagements. He shares his knowledge through his blog “The Visualist”, which focuses on software and the AV experience. His new Podcast “tech+” explores how technology intersects with history, the human experience, and the economy to create social impact. His focus on community building and his advocacy of the AV space as an important pillar of technology and innovation has led to his recognition outside of AV. In 2019, Chris was awarded the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year award, recognizing his business and community leadership.

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Chris Jaynes with Mural

“The journey in founding Mersive has been filled with incredible moments of fun and challenging times. Our technology is being used to bring people together, whether it’s in the classroom or meeting spaces. So it’s been rewarding to see how we’ve able to make a positive impact for so many people, helping them to become more engaged with their colleagues.”

“But we’re not done yet — we’ve built a culture that is always seeking to find the next solution. We are working towards the workplace of the future and creating a much more collaborative, egalitarian place in exchange.”

– Christopher Jaynes, PhD, Mersive CTO & Founder

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