Rik has over 15 years of experience implementing rule-based technology. Prior to co-founding InRule, Rik was Chief Technology Officer with Calypso Systems, a solutions integrator based in Chicago During his seven years at Calypso, Rik was responsible for both the architecture and delivery of systems to many of the firm's largest clients. Rik is recognized as an expert in emerging technology, having co-authored a number of system frameworks that provide analysts the ability to control application logic without programmer involvement.
Rik has been both an award recipient and speaker at numerous technology and industry events including Microsoft Fusion, Comdex, and ACORD Prior to his work at Calypso, Rik worked for Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Illinois where he served as a member of the Technical Architecture team on their largest mission-critical system. Rik has a degree in English from the University of Illinois at Champaign.