Christopher Miller is the founder of Fruitometry, New Zealand’s first commercial digital crop estimation service for kiwifruit. In two years Fruitometry has scanned over two thousand hectares and 40 million kiwifruit images. Prior to launching Fruitometry in his Auckland garage, Christopher was a senior software and electronics engineer with Emirates Team New Zealand spanning four America’s Cup campaigns. At ETNZ he developed the world’s first image processing-based sail trim optimisation tool deployed during America’s Cup racing. This project established his expertise in machine vision and artificial intelligence using neural networks. After a successful decade in the Silicon Valley working for Apple Computer and America Online Chris sailed across the Pacific Ocean from Mexico to settle in New Zealand in 1999. Christopher has also written over a million lines of C++, holds a Master of Engineering in Industrial Engineering from Iowa State University, and is the inventor of two US patents for automated software testing conceived at a joint venture between Apple, IBM and Hewlett-Packard.
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