Speakers

Joshua Konowe

Joshua Konowe

Chief Marketing & Strategy Officer, Silent Circle

Joshua Konowe is a 4x entrepreneur with a history of building businesses from the ground up who now serves as Silent Circles chief strategy and marketing officer.  Throughout his 20+ year career, Konowe has provided value-driven results. Previously as an early stage CEO, he coordinated several successful exits for both bootstrapped and venture funded businesses. He has guest lectured on several topics related to entrepreneurship at nearly a dozen colleges and universities around the country including Georgetown, American University and The University of Kentucky. A recent highlight, includes a 10-minute TEDx Talk he conducted on the subject of trust in Tauranga, New Zealand (Trust in Business). Prior to his startup experience, Konowe worked at Nielsen, Katz Radio Group, TheDeal and Institutional Investor Magazine.

 

Most recently, Konowe presented at the 2017 Startup Festival in Seoul, South Korea, where he highlighted the importance of maintaining privacy in today’s increasingly mobile world. Konowe also spoke on the topic earlier this year at the Unleashing Innovation in Cybersecurity conference held in Amsterdam.

 

Overview:

Data compromise is causing immeasurable harm to individuals and organizations worldwide, and yet the vast majority of companies do not extend proper protections to employees when they leave the office perimeter. Sensitive discussions take place via cell phone, text message and around IoT powered assistants, such as Amazon Alexa, Google Home, and even fish tanks. These discrete devices are always on, and therefore always listening. For corporations struggling with data compromise, this intrusion is akin to knowingly bugging your own employees, or board members, and hoping no one tunes in.