J.r. Smith

JR Smith is one of the foremost experts on the future of Information Technology, business leadership, disruptive innovation and consumer privacy and security, rights and dynamics, both within the U.S. and globally. He is the former CEO of AVG Technologies— in February 2012, he took AVG public on the New York Stock Exchange (Symbol: AVG) and delivered six-fold revenue growth over his last years at AVG—leveraging “Freemium” in the consumer security software space and creating a company that now has over 200 million active customers. Today JR spends most of his time focused on enterprise security companies, big data and AI as a partner at Evolution Equity. Mr. Smith is the co-author of three books: Wide Open Privacy: Strategies for the Digital Life, The Cybergap and Cyber Militia (IT-Harvest Press). He has published a range of white papers, blogs and articles on the future of security, privacy, cyber warfare, children’s online safety, consumer dynamics and strategic innovation. Mr. Smith has appeared frequently in global media including CNBC, Bloomberg, Yahoo Finance, Forbes, Fast Company, the Financial Times—and he often speaks as a thought leader on the future of privacy, consumer dynamics and disruptive innovation at conferences around the world.
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