Chris Fields, Datacert’s Chief Technology Officer, directs research and development efforts for Datacert software solutions, including evaluation and integration of new technologies that deliver additional value to Datacert clients. Fields is one of the key inventors named on the patent for the Passport® technology platform and led the development of Datacert’s initial spend management offering, as well as the portal for collaboration between corporate legal departments and legal service providers. He has also driven the company’s adoption of Agile development practices to improve overall product delivery and quality and initiated important product infrastructure enhancements.
Fields joined Datacert in 2001, with the company’s acquisition of DigiContract, bringing extensive experience in software development and technical leadership. As a co-founder of DigiContract, he created a dynamic software application that allowed for online document collaboration and secure data transfer between legal parties, along with non-repudiation using digital signatures. Prior to DigiContract, he developed supervisory control and data acquisition systems for the oil and gas industry and he holds two patents for technologies that maximize well production.
Fields has a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Baylor University.