Richard Boyd is co-founder and CEO of a machine learning company called Tanjo Inc, and a simulation learning company called Ultisim. At Aerospace giant Lockheed Martin, he created and led a group of innovative engineers and designers across all mission areas called Virtual World Labs. Boyd joined Lockheed Martin in 2007 with the acquisition of 3Dsolve, a North Carolina based computer game technology firm where he was founder and CEO. He also spearheaded the effort to use 3D visualization technologies to create virtual environments for movies including Warner Brothers' feature Fearless, a John Hay film titled The Steal, and Brian dePalma's blockbuster Mission: Impossible. With computer gaming pioneer David Smith, Boyd helped architect the Department of Defense Virtual World Framework. Boyd is also a children’s book author and a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.