Fred Nettinger is the lead programmer of Tendyne Systems, a gaming company. Nettinger had been programming a hyper realistic immersive first person simulator, which he lets Kiera Cameron, and Betty Robertson, test during its testing stages. This causes Kiera's CMR to malfunction, later even controlling her mind.
It is later revealed, however, that Nettinger intended on letting Kiera use the simulator meant to control her mind so that he could eventually hand it over to Liber8, who promised to provide Nettinger with technology research and code that won't be developed, by Lucas Ingram, for decades in exchange for control of Kiera. Two victims who were also beta testers for the company had died earlier while under the mind control, and Nettinger soon enough admitted his involvement.