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For over 30 years, Charles Jennings has managed two parallel careers—one as a writer and speaker; the other as a serial entrepreneur who has started and run growth technology companies.
Jennings founded and led Preview Systems, which went public in 1999; co-founded TRUSTe in 1996, still the Internet’s leading privacy assurance service; chaired the board of GeoTrust, the world’s second-largest certificate authority, acquired by Verisign in 2006; and founded and led Swan Island Networks, a 14-year-old company which he still chairs, and which provides security intelligence software and services for Fortune 200 companies. Currently, he is CEO of NeuralEye, LLC., a tech-transfer company affiliated with Caltech and the Jet Propulsion Lab, focused on the use of artificial intelligence systems for image recognition.
Jennings has long been a thought leader in technology circles. He was a USA delegate to the Nobel Technology Summit in Oslo; was named by Federal Computing Week as one of the 100 Most Influential People in Government Technology; and was the subject of a major feature story in Wired magazine (December 2005 issue). He is also a recipient of the Oregon Entrepreneurial Networks’ prestigious lifetime entrepreneurial achievement award.
Jennings, a former columnist for the Seattle Times, has written several books on technology, including the seminal work, The Hundredth Window: Protecting Your Privacy and Security in the Age of the Internet (Simon & Schuster, 2000), which was distributed around the world in five languages. In the 1980s, he wrote two of the books in McGraw-Hill’s popular Personal Electronics series—Personal Computers; and Fiber Optics: The Physics of Light. He is also an experienced and entertaining public speaker whose credits range from a popular TEDx talk to a keynote at the UN 50th Anniversary Conference on Human Rights, in Toulouse, France, in front of a world audience of 5000.