Chris Pendleton is the Virtual Earth Technical Evangelist for Microsoft Corporation. Mr. Pendleton has been with Microsoft for 5+ years and has been in the location-based services and GIS industry for 8+ years. Mr. Pendleton is known for his speaking appearances ranging from business planning to technical deep dives about Virtual Earth and mapping in general. Mr. Pendleton has a long history of application development, architecture, consulting and deployment of large scale web-based applications, especially those using mapping. Mr. Pendleton also writes the Virtual Earth Blog on MSDN. Mr. Pendleton holds a Master’s Degree in Business Management from San Diego State University.