Dustin Hillard is CTO at Versive, where he leads the research and development of automating security expertise with adaptive machine learning. The Versive Security Engine has received the SINET16 and ai100 awards for innovation. Prior to joining Versive, he was an early Scientist on the Cortana product at Microsoft and improved ad relevance and revenue at Yahoo, resulting in significant revenue increases for multibillion dollars per year businesses. His research at the University of Washington focused on automated spoken language understanding. He was awarded the MIT Lincoln Labs fellowship for his Ph.D. work and served as a Visiting Research Fellow at the Harvard’s Program for Networked Governance. Hillard has published more than 30 papers on machine learning methodologies for these areas.