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Christopher (Chris) Brandt is the founder and CEO of Audacious Inquiry (Ai), an industry-shaping health information technology and policy company. Ai’s cloud-based services facilitate care coordination for more than seventy million Americans and connect approximately 23% of the healthcare capacity in the US, as measured by hospital beds. Chris serves on the boards of the University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical System, a top-ranked advanced community hospital, and CareSave Technologies, the nation’s leading marketplace for credentialed clinical shift workers and home health providers. Chris was recognized by Ernst & Young with the Entrepreneur of the Year award for the Maryland region in 2014, and Audacious Inquiry has been named to the Inc. 5000™ “Hall of Fame,” having been on the list of America’s fastest growing companies for ten consecutive years. Ai is a certified B Corporation and is committed to community impact. Prior to founding Audacious Inquiry, Chris held various information technology positions with Prudential. Chris previously served two terms on the board of the Duke University Alumni Association. Chris holds an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and an AB in computer science from Duke University. Chris is an Eagle Scout and a private pilot; he lives with his wife and three young sons in Baltimore, Maryland. Chris is a Fellow of the third class of the Health Innovators Fellowship and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.