Kiyoshi Nakayama, PhD, is the founder and CEO of TieSet Inc., which leads the development and dissemination of one of the most advanced distributed and federated learning platforms in the world. Before founding TieSet, he was a research scientist at NEC Laboratories America, renowned for having the world’s top-notch machine learning research group of researchers. He was also a postdoctoral researcher at Fujitsu Laboratories of America, where he implemented a distributed system for smart energy. He has published several international articles and patents and received the best paper award twice in his career. Kiyoshi received his PhD in computer science from the University of California, Irvine.