Chris Patterson is a Principal Architect and Fellow at McKesson, the nation's leading healthcare services company. At McKesson, Chris is responsible for the architecture and development of applications for healthcare providers, patients and payers across a heterogenous network of systems. With a focus on enterprise integration and service oriented architectures, he has helped build a robust portfolio of applications delivering value to customers at multiple stages of the healthcare delivery process.
Chris also works on several open source projects and is the primary contributor to MassTransit, a free, open source .NET messaging framework. Through open source contributions, his knowledge of distributed systems has enabled many companies, including McKesson, to develop highly available distributed transaction processing systems. Since 2009, Chris has received the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional award for his community contributions.