Mr. Lipscomb is a 30-year veteran in the technology industry including launching several software and consulting startups with successful exits. His companies provided unique, forward-thinking solutions focused primarily on Fortune 500 companies and government organizations at the federal and state level. Prior to launching Ferretly, a powerfully simple application that incorporates AI to mitigate employment risk, Darrin was the Global CTO for Public Safety and Smart Cities division of Hitachi Data Systems that was formed from the acquisition of his company (Avrio Group) in 2014. Mr. Lipscomb founded Avrio Group in 2003 and within 5 years became known as the premier city-wide video surveillance and smart cities company in the Western Hemisphere. Darrin has published numerous articles on smart cities, open source intelligence, and employee risk management. Mr. Lipscomb obtained his (M.S.) Masters of Science degree in Systems Engineering at Virginia Tech with emphasis on decision support, system dynamics, and statistical modeling.