Michael Hruska is a technologist and design thinking (DT) practitioner with experiences spanning across standards, emerging technologies, learning, and science. As a former researcher at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Hruska provides technology, business model, and innovation solutions to Fortune 500, government, and startup companies. Hruska speaks at industry events, conferences, and webinars on topics spanning the continuum between advanced research on adaptive learning ecosystems and emerging technology solution/product design in a variety of industries.

Hruska is an advisor/mentor to Ed Tech startups for GSV Capital, along with mentoring local and regional entrepreneurs. He is on the advisory board of a number of companies that support entrepreneurship and early-stage companies, as well as being recognized at industry events internationally.