Christopher S. Winter is a Venture Partner at New Venture Partners, where has worked since 2003. He is also Chairman of Health Enterprise East, part of the UK National Health Service charged with exploiting IP developed in the NHS. Previously, Chris co-founded Brightstar, BT's corporate incubator in 2000, and acted as its CTO in identifying and building companies spun out by BT. Prior to co-founding Brightstar, he was the Vice President of Engineering at Cyberlife Technologies Ltd., a software start-up based in the United Kingdom. Chris spent the previous twelve years at BT in various positions, including the Head of Futures Research at BT, where he ran teams of scientists and engineers in researching and developing optical switches, optical computing, next generation operational support systems ("OSS"), AI software and mobile network management. Chris holds a BA in Biochemistry from Oxford University, a PhD in Physics from Lancaster University and is a Visiting Professor of Technology Entrepreneurship at UCS, Suffolk, UK.