Richard Boyd

szl.it inc

Richard Boyd

szl.it inc

Biography

Richard Boyd is the CEO of SZL.it Inc, a machine learning company designed to improve human machine interation. Over the last twenty-five years Richard has led or helped create some of the most innovative game technology companies in the industry. He has served as a game technology consultant for a wide variety of industries including energy, healthcare, education and motion pictures. At Aerospace giant Lockheed Martin he created and led a group of innovative engineers and designers across all mission areas called Virtual World Labs. Richard joined Lockheed Martin in 2007 with the acquisition of 3Dsolve, a North Carolina based computer game technology firm where he was founder and CEO. Richard served for a decade on the executive management team of Virtus Corporation where he helped create several pioneering computer gaming companies including Red Storm Entertainment, with author Tom Clancy; iRock Entertainment with Ozzy Osbourne; and Timeline Computer Entertainment, with author Michael Crichton.

He also spearheaded the effort to use 3D visualization technologies to create virtual environments for movies including Warner Brothers’ feature Fearless, a John Hay film titled The Steal, as well as during the pre-production phase of Brian dePalma’s blockbuster Mission: Impossible.

With computer gaming pioneer David Smith, Boyd co-wrote an industry-leading book on VRML technologies, called The Virtus VRML Toolkit, that was widely distributed and translated into three foreign languages. Boyd is also a children’s book author and is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.