Ray Hightower founded and ran a technology company for twenty-one years before selling the company in 2016. Today, Hightower leads the tech team for his latest venture, Bridgetown Partners. Hightower is a perpetual student, currently exploring parallelism, quantum computing, and IoT. He studied Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and completed his BS in Computer Science at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Hightower is invited to speak at tech conferences around the world, and he blogs on technology and business growth at RayHightower.com.