Dr. William L. Bain is founder & CEO of ScaleOut Software, Inc., and holds a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Rice University. Bill has contributed to advancements in parallel computing at Bell Labs research, Intel and Microsoft, and holds several patents in computer architecture and distributed computing. Bill founded and ran three start-up companies prior to founding ScaleOut Software in 2003. His previous company, Valence Research, developed and distributed Web load-balancing software, and was acquired by Microsoft Corporation. As a member of the Seattle-based Alliance of Angels, Bill is actively involved in entrepreneurship and the angel community. Bill is also a regular speaker at conferences around the world.