Dr Christopher J. Horn (Chairman)

Dr Christopher J. Horn is former CEO and co-founder of IONA Technologies. He was the initial developer of Orbix® and held the joint offices of IONA’s president, chief executive officer and chairman of the board from IONA’s inception until May 2000. He served as the chairman of the board of IONA from May 2000 to May 2003 when he re-assumed the CEO position, a post he held until his appointment to vice-chairman in April 2005. Dr Horn has been a non-executive director of a number of privately held software companies and business associations and advisor to a number of venture capital firms. Dr Horn is currently the Chair of Gridstore, a storage grid company based in Mountain View, and of Sophia, which is "making content shoppable". He also became the Chairman of the Northern Ireland Science Park Connect Initiative in Belfast. He is an occasional opinion writer for the Irish Times.