Andrew Hillier is co-founder and CTO of Cirba where he leads product strategy and defines the overall technology roadmap for the company. He has over 20 years of experience in the creation and implementation of mission-critical software for the world's largest financial institutions and utilities. Prior to Cirba, Hillier pioneered a state of the art systems management solution which was acquired by Sun Microsystems and served as the foundation of their flagship systems management product, Sun Management Center. Hillier has also led the development of solutions for major financial institutions, including fixed income, equity, futures & options and interest rate derivatives trading systems, as well as in the fields of covert military surveillance, advanced traffic and train control, and the robotic inspection and repair of nuclear reactors. Hillier holds a Bachelor of Science degree in computer engineering from The University of New Brunswick.