William "Hutch" Hutchison

William "Hutch" Hutchison

CEO & Co-Founder, SimSpace, SimSpace

William "Hutch" Hutchison is the CEO and Co-Founder of SimSpace. He had extensive experience working in the NSA as a senior officer with US Cyber Command. US Cyber Command and the National Security Agency (NSA) are the premier organizations of the US Department of Defense and Intelligence Community, responsible for conducting military and intelligence operations in the cyber domain. Hutch was appointed through presidential order to create a team focused on defending US national infrastructure against state cyberthreats. In 2015 Hutch started the cyber readiness platform to deliver military-grade cybersecurity protection against advanced cyber threats for governments and organisations worldwide.

As a former F-15 fighter pilot, Hutch went on to lead cyber exercises at the US Cyber Command, and created numerous Department of Defense (DoD) cybersecurity training, testing and assessment programs. Hutch helped create a "Special Forces" approach to testing cyber defense teams and continues to serve as the Test Director for cyber operational assessments at the DoD.

At SimSpace, Hutch spearheaded multiple deployments in financial and other commercial sectors. Hutch holds a Bachelor’s degree from Duke University, a Master’s degree in aerospace engineering from University of Texas at Austin, and a master's degree from the MIT Sloan School of Management.

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