John Hering

Co-Founder & CEO
Lookout
Before smartphones and mobile apps were mainstream, John predicted that people would need protection from mobile-based threats. This vision lead him to found Lookout in 2007, with Kevin Mahaffey and James Burgess, on a mission to keep people around the world safe on mobile devices. Recently recognized for its global achievements, Lookout was named a Technology Pioneer by the World Economic Forum, an independent organization committed to improving the world by engaging leaders in society to shape global, regional and industry agendas. Today, Lookout protects more than 25 million people worldwide. Prior to Lookout, John was the CEO of Daily Wireless, a trusted source of daily news on the wireless marketplace. In recognition of John’s leadership and passion for technology, John has been featured on Inc.’s 30 Under 30 and Forbes’ 30 Under 30 lists, and recognized as one of Businessweek’s Best Young Tech Entrepreneurs and Fortune Magazine’s Smartest People in Tech. John began hacking computers at an early age, and went on to study Policy, Planning and Development at the University of Southern California. He is a frequent speaker at leading technology events, including RSA, CTIA, Black Hat, DEFCON, Microsoft’s Bluehat Security Conference, and FORTUNE Brainstorm TECH. John is an angel investor in multiple Silicon Valley startups.