Michael Hruska is chief financial officer for Allen Interactions. He is a technologist and design thinking practitioner with experiences spanning across standards, emerging technologies, learning, and science. He is a former researcher at the National Institute of Standards and Technology. Hruska provides technology, business model, and innovation solutions to Fortune 500, government, and startup companies. He researches, strategizes, designs, and makes advanced technology solutions and products. His team has built award-winning products and delivered solutions that support millions of users and billions of hits of daily web traffic. Hruska’s experience spans the continuum between advanced research on adaptive learning ecosystems and emerging technology solution/product design in a variety of industries.