Chris Diorio is CEO and Co-Founder at Impinj, Inc. and an Affiliate Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Washington. Passionate about technology, Chris is a leading pioneer of RAIN RFID and the Internet connectivity it has enabled for tens of billions of everyday items. Chris has more than 150 issued patents, 69 scholarly publications, is Vice Chairman at Impinj and is a Director of the RAIN RFID Alliance. Chris has received numerous awards including EY Entrepreneur Of The Year, EE Times/EDN Innovator of the Year, AIM Global’s Ted Williams Award, the UW Distinguished Teaching Award and the IEEE Paul Rappaport Award. Chris has also received Packard, Sloan, Presidential, and ONR fellowships. Chris received his Ph.D. from Caltech in 1997 and has 30 years’ experience in computer and radio engineering.