Will Hickie joined Irdeto in 2018 as a Data Science Architect to investigate how machine learning could be used to improve software and intellectual property protection. As a data scientist, Will employs a statistical data-to-outcomes approach to problem solving. With 20 years of software development experience, and more than a decade of applied ML, he is able to speak to both engineering and machine learning disciplines. Will skipped university and went directly into his first startup during the tech boom of the 1990s, designing algorithms for real-time surveillance systems. In his spare time Will enjoys hiking and spending time with his family.