Christopher Bishop

Christopher Bishop

McKendree Spring - Christopher BishopChristopher Bishop has had many different careers during his 35 years since he graduated from Bennington College with a degree in German literature. After spending three years touring and recording with McKendree Spring, he became a sought-after session musician in New York City. Artists he worked with include Robert Palmer, Chuck Berry, Elliott Randall, Darius Brubeck and many others. Looking to get off the road, Chris took a job in 1990 at a jingle house, writing and producing music for radio and TV commercials.

In 1995, he became captivated by the Internet and shifted into a role as a Web producer, first freelance and then on staff at several agencies in New York. Much to his surprise, IBM offered him a job in 1998 as an Account Manager in their fledgling Corporate Internet Programs division.

Chris has now been at IBM for over twelve years, working in a variety of roles – as a business strategy consultant, a communications specialist and creating events in virtual worlds. He also still does gigs now and then with a New Orleans R&B band called “Otis & The Hurricanes”. His current passion is exploring the global socio-cultural implications of the 3D Internet and he speaks at conferences and internal events on this topic.