Lecture: Future of Video Games and Their Growth in Georgia

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"Future of Video Games and Their Growth in Georgia"


Chris Klaus, founder & CEO of Kaneva, Inc.

Dr. Zvi Galil, new John P. Imlay Jr. Dean of Computing, will introduce Mr. Klaus.


Thursday, July 15th, 2010    6-8pm

  • 6:00 - 6:30 Registration and Networking
  • 6:30 - 7:30 Presentation
  • 7:30 - 8:00 Networking

About the Speaker

Christopher W. Klaus is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Kaneva, a rapidly growing social entertainment world. Christopher is also highly regarded as one of the youngest and brightest Internet pioneers of our time as well as a foremost philanthropist and community leader.

Klaus foresaw that the future of the Internet included immersive 3D experiences. Latin for "canvas", Klaus' mission with Kaneva is to extend the human spirit of creativity and connection to the Internet, bringing people together to experience, interact and create in 3D.

Prior to founding Kaneva, Klaus founded and served as the Chief Security Advisor of Internet Security Systems Inc. (ISS), a company he created in 1994 and sold to IBM in 2006. Christopher was one of the first to recognize the emerging need for Internet security and developed the first vulnerability scanning technology to safeguard critical data from the ever-growing number of information security threats.

A former student at Georgia Institute of Technology, Klaus donated $15 million in 1999 for the construction of a new building on the Georgia Tech campus - the Klaus Advanced Computing Building - representing the largest personal donation from anyone of his generation.

Appointed by Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue, Klaus currently sits on the Georgia Film, Music and Digital Entertainment Advisory Commission. He is also a game advisor to American Intercontinental University (AIU), serves on the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) Board of Visitors as well as the boards of VerticalOne, the Georgia Game Developers Association (GGDA), Georgia Tech Advisory Board (GTAB), and the Georgia Tech College of Computing.

Further demonstrating his commitment to creating more opportunities for entrepreneurs and in giving back to the community, Christopher is involved at a high level in groups such as: The Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce, Hands on Atlanta, Hands on Network, C.A.R.E., the Technology Association of Georgia and The Georgia Tech Alumni.


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