Steve Hoffman, FoundersSpace Chairman and CEO, kicked off the CLOUDSEC @govware, hosted by Trend Micro, with his keynote on “Protecting the Workforce of Tomorrow with Human-Centric Cyber Security”.
Protecting the Workforce of Tomorrow and the Future of Cyber Security
SYNOPSIS: A growing number of employees today, especially knowledge and information workers, don’t come into the office. They work from home, co-working spaces, and Airbnbs. Many insist on using personal devices and ignore company security protocols. At the same time, cyber security threats are increasing, as billions of new smart devices and apps enter our work spaces, homes, and public spaces. In this talk, we explore the present and future challenges that face cyber security.
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Steve Hoffman or Captain Hoff as he’s called in Silicon Valley, is the CEO of Founders Space, one of the world’s leading incubators and accelerators. He’s also an angel investor, limited partner at August Capital, serial entrepreneur, and author of “Make Elephants Fly”, the award-winning book on radical innovation.
Always innovating on his life, Captain Hoff has tried more professions than cats have lives, including serial entrepreneur, venture capitalist, angel investor, studio head, computer engineer, filmmaker, Hollywood TV exec, published author, coder, game designer, manga rewriter, animator and voice actor.
Hoffman was the Founder and Chairman of the Producers Guild Silicon Valley Chapter, Board of Governors of the New Media Council, and founding member of the Academy of Television’s Interactive Media Group.
While in Hollywood, Hoffman worked as a TV development executive at Fries Entertainment, known for producing over a hundred TV shows (acquired by MGM). He went on to pioneer interactive television with his venture-funded startup Spiderdance, which produced interactive TV shows with NBC, MTV, Turner, Warner Brothers, History Channel, Game Show Network and others.
In Silicon Valley, Hoffman founded two more venture-backed startups, in the areas of games and entertainment, and worked as Mobile Studio Head for Infospace, with such hit mobile games as Tetris, Wheel of Fortune, Tomb Raider, Thief, Hitman, Skee-Ball and X-Files.
Steve Hoffman went on to launch Founders Space, with the mission to educate and accelerate entrepreneurs. Founders Space has become one of the top startup accelerators in the world. Hoffman has trained hundreds of startup founders and corporate executives in the art of innovation and routinely works with the world’s largest global corporations and venture funds.
Hoffman has a BS from the University of California in Computer Engineering and an MFA from the University of Southern California in Cinema Television. He currently resides in San Francisco but spends most of his time in the air, visiting startups, investors and innovators all over the world.
Steve‘s keynotes are:
- Innovation Explosion: Make Elephants Fly
- Innovation Leadership: Self-Managed Teams
- The Secrets of Silicon Valley Investors
- Startup Minds: Unicorn Thinking
- Perfecting Your Pitch: The Art of Selling
- Robotics, IoT, Blockchain & The Future of Industry
- AI Ecosystems & Platforms
- Silicon Valley and the Future of Hollywood
- Technology of Tomorrow: CRISPR, NanoTech, Life on Mars, MindTech & Smart Cities
- 5G: The Hope, The Hype & The Reality