Boyd Multerer

Boyd Multerer is a software developer who played a key role in the foundation of Xbox Live and the development of the operating systems for Microsoft’s globally successful home-gaming consoles, Xbox One and Xbox 360. He has been hailed by Microsoft as Xbox's ‘father of invention’. He received an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Engineering. Boyd told students that “the future belongs to those who see it coming”, before recounting his own experiences upon graduation. He said: “There are two things you should all now do. Make sure you do something you’re passionate about but make sure that you also solve the problems people care about.”