Mike Lynch is the Founder and CEO of Autonomy Corporation, the UK’s largest software company that was acquired by HP in October 2011. Autonomy is the pioneer and leader in analyzing unstructured, or human-friendly, information tanks to which companies can extract meaning from all data in whatever format it is in, whether that’s email, voicemail, social media, text messages or web pages. Autonomy was created by Dr. Lynch’s research at Cambridge University, where he studied Information Sciences, received a Ph.D. and held a research fellowship in adaptive pattern recognition. Dr. Lynch is regarded as Britain’s most successful technology entrepreneur and has won numerous awards, including the European Business Leaders Awards’ Innovator of the Year in 2008 and Management Today’s Entrepreneur of the Year in 2009. He was also awarded an OBE for Services to Enterprise in 2009. Mike is a fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, an honorary fellow of Christ’s College, Cambridge, and a non-executive Director of the BBC, the National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts (NESTA), and the British Library.