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Chris Norris

Santa Clara University
Chris is an entrepreneur with a proven track record of building companies and leading organizations. His expertise is built around years of direct, hands-on experience innovating, delivering products to the market, and building diverse, high performing teams. Currently, he serves as the Executive Director of the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Santa Clara University (SCU) where he is responsible for instilling the entrepreneurial mindset in all SCU students. Before joining SCU, he was president and CEO of Alta Devices. Prior to Alta Devices, Chris was a Venture Partner at Blue Run Ventures. He also was president and CEO at MicroDisplay Corporation and spent 17 years at Cypress Semiconductor as vice president and general manager, after starting his career at Intel Corporation.