Chris Stone has been Vice Chairman, Office of the CEO, at Novell since March 2002. He has responsibility for all engineering, support, marketing, product management, alliances, global sales and consulting. A noted technology visionary with more than 20 years of experience leading high technology industry innovation, Chris has been instrumental in driving Novell's open source software strategy and reasserting Novell's technology leadership. Chris has been working with open source and Linux technology since 1997. He initiated the Open Source Review Board in 1997 to help Novell migrate services to Linux.