Reality 12 Ryo Akiyama followed Steve Jobs and Bill Gates route: quitting college and start his own software company and become a billionaire at the age of 20.
In this case he founded HYPNOS.
At the public´s eyes Hypnos is just another Microsoft-type company but is indeed much more than that. It´s actually a quite complex system that serves as a connection between the Digital and Real worlds.
Ryo founded it with Alexander McCoy (who happens to be Yggdrasil´s human host) as a mean to monitor the activities between the worlds. Yggdrasil wanted to expand the bonds between human and digimons and Ryo came with the idea of creating a 3-D software called Outworlds (paying an homage to the missing Magnus Takariyama) in which allowed humans interact with digimons like a regular videogame. Everybody thinks it´s just a videogame…except the government. (The government is wary about Akiyama´s activities and his relation with digimons and several times sent its spies to the company and steal its secrets. One of them is none other than a fella named Mitsuo Yamaki…)
Ryo acts , in public, as the genius yet somewhat irresponsible president of the company while Alex secretly runs the Digital business with his team (which consists of the AU versions of the tamers themselves). They have two invaluable aides: Reika Ootori and Megumi Onodera!
The 23 year old ladies were contacted by Alex in the net as he was impressed with their astounding skills in several videogames. Reika used to be a teacher in a primary school while Megumi was a cop. When they heard about Ryo and Alex´s project they did not hesitate on quitting their jobs and joined Hypnos. Unlike Ryo they are not Cavaliers (the codename given to the digidestineds from that reality) but they were given a special device that allows them to navigate the net and in the digiworld as “administrators”. When navigating they carry on the digicodes of Hope and Light and if the situation requires a direct intervention they have the ability to transform into Pegasusmon and Nefertimon !
Reika is more outspoken that her reality 03 counterpart and takes no bs from anybody, even the president. When Ryo makes a public appearance Reika is the one who usually follows him around and won´t hesitate to pull him by the ear if the lad says anything stupid.
Megumi is a hopeless dreamer yet when she´s on the net she can be the most grounded character. She´s the type of “kick first, ask the questions later” and if anybody dares to hack into the system she won´t show any mercy.
Reika and Megmi are bbfs but also like to hang around with Yori Kido and Inori Izumi quite a lot and the 4 would usually engage in sake contests. When the occasion calls for a higher intervention the 4 would also set a nice team-up and cheerfully kick the bad guys asses, they would also bring on bets about which one kicked the highest number of enemies.
Alexander is not a digidestined but one of Yggdrasil´s forms yet he adopted a Calumon as his pet. This Calumon is different to his reality 03 counterpart but in terms of adorableness they´re equals.
Ryo is certainly proud of his team, that´s for sure!