John Hering

John Hering

Co-Founder and Executive Director, Lookout

Biography

John is Executive Director and Founder of Lookout, responsible for driving the company’s long term vision and success together with Jim and the rest of the executive team. He is an entrepreneur with a vision of creating a more secure world in the post-PC era and has grown Lookout’s footprint to tens of millions of users globally across consumer, enterprise, and government sectors. Top publications have recognized John as an industry leader and innovator. BusinessWeek named John a “”Best Young Tech Entrepreneur””, Fortune named him a “”Smartest Person in Tech””, the editors of MIT Tech Review dubbed John a “”35 Under 35″” entrepreneur and Fortune Magazine included John on its list of “”40 Under 40″” entrepreneurs. John is a frequent presenter at mobile and technology industry events including: RSA, Mobile World Congress, Black Hat Technical Security Conference, DEFCON, and Fortune Brainstorm. Additionally, John is an investor in dozens of technology startups focused on the areas of cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, enterprise software, and transportation technologies. John studied Public Policy, Planning, and Development at the University of Southern California.