Nik has spent most of his career working with the NSA and other Intelligence Community partners. During this period, Nik served in various roles building innovative products, services, and companies inspired from the hardest data problems in the world. Since turning to the commercial space, Nik has helped modernize and build multiple global IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS products for companies such as Philips HealthIT, Concur/SAP, and most recently Premera Blue Cross. As a change agent, Nik has helped lead vast iterations of technical and organizational disruption. His passion of technology is mostly within advanced analytics, deep learning, and ontologies; using data to improve security to enable deeper collaborations; cloud-based, modular, and open API-first architectures; and building secure ecosystems to bring faster innovation to customers.