Hans Holmer is a retired CIA Officer. He learned to program computers in 1973, did some FORTRAN in college and was a System Administrator for the US Army from 1983-86. After that he joined the CIA and began working on the interface between humans and technology in the mid-1990's. He received the CIA Intelligence Star for a technology-related operation before the turn of the century and continued to be a thought-leader and pioneer in the domain until he retired in 2012. He is on the board of Bravatek and now lives in Vienna, Austria.