Steven Hillion has been leading large engineering and analytics projects for twenty years. He founded Alpine Data, acquired by TIBCO, to build a collaborative platform for data science. Before that he led the global team of data scientists at Pivotal and managed development of a suite of open-source and enterprise analytics software. Earlier, he was Vice President of Engineering at M-Factor, Inc. (acquired by DemandTec), and at Kana Communications he led the engineering group to deliver CRM solutions to the world's largest e-commerce sites. At Scopus Technology (later Siebel Systems) he co-founded the vertical development group. He received his Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of California, Berkeley, and was a King Charles I Scholar at Oxford University.