Chris Bown trained as a journalist on weekly architecture and property publications, and has spent the last 30 years in communication and the built environment. Along the way, he took time out to complete an MBA, and to launch a hotel and restaurant furniture business. Today he combines editorial roles commentating on planning, rented housing, and as deputy editor of Hotel Analyst. As someone who has seen his copy turn to content, and publications migrate from paper to the web, he is an eternal student of all that is new and disruptive in business.