Chris C. Kemp
Co-Founder, Nebula & OpenStack

Chris C. Kemp is an entrepreneurial executive with a passion for igniting innovation in high-tech organizations. He is the Chief Strategy Officer of Nebula, a company he founded after serving in various roles at NASA. Chris also co-founded the OpenStack project.

As the Chief Technology Officer at NASA, Chris was responsible for pioneering work in cloud computing, open source, and open government. Chris served on the White House Cloud Computing Executive Steering Committee, and chaired the Cloud Standards Working Group. Previously, he served as the CIO of NASA Ames Research Center in Silicon Valley where he forged partnerships with Google and Microsoft and helped create Google Moon, Google Mars, and Microsoft World Wide Telescope. Prior to joining NASA, Chris helped create the third largest online community Classmates.com, was the founding CEO of the leading web-based vacation rental platform Escapia (AWAY), and, as the founding CEO of Netran, developed the first online grocery shopping platform for Kroger, the world’s largest grocery store chain.