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Knowledge@Wharton: August 8, 2018

Host Dan Loney is joined by Dave Karpf (Associate Professor; Author of “Analytic Activism: Digital Listening and the New Political Strategy”, George Washington University), Peter Henning (Professor of Law, Wayne State University Law School), David Kirsch (Associate Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship; Author of “Bubbles and Crashes: The Boom and Bust of Technological Innovation”, Robert H. Smith School of Business), Kurtis Minder (CEO, GroupSense), and Tom Richards (Chief Strategy Officer, Co-Founder, GroupSense) on the Wednesday, August 8, 2018 edition of Knowledge@Wharton.

Air Date: Wednesday, August 8, 2018 on SiriusXM 132

Hosted By

Dave Karpf

Air Time: 10:00 am
Featuring: Dave Karpf

Tom Richards and Kurtis Minder

Air Time: 10:30 am
Featuring: Kurtis Minder, Tom Richards

David Kirsch and Peter Henning

Air Time: 11:00 am
Featuring: Peter Henning, David Kirsch

Featured Guests

Dave Karpf

Associate Professor; Author of “Analytic Activism: Digital Listening and the New Political Strategy”, George Washington University


Dave Karpf is Associate Professor and Associate Director of the School of Media and Public Affairs at George Washington University. He earned his Ph.D. in political science from the University of Pennsylvania in 2009. Dr. Karpf teaches and conducts research on strategic political communication in the digital age. He is the author of two books, “The MoveOn Effect: The Unexpected Transformation of American Political Advocacy”, and “Analytic Activism: Digital Listening and the New Political Strategy”.


Twitter- @davekarpf

Book- https://www.amazon.com/Analytic-Activism-Listening-Political-Strategy/dp/0190266139
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Peter Henning

Professor of Law, Wayne State University Law School


Peter Henning joined the Wayne State University Law School faculty in 1994, where he is a Professor of Law. His teaching focuses on criminal and corporate law, with specializations in white collar crime and legal ethics. He was a Fulbright Scholar in 2013, teaching at the University of Zagreb in Croatia, and a Fulbright Specialist in 2016 teaching at the Judge’s Academy in Taipei, Taiwan. Before entering law teaching, he was a Senior Attorney in the Division of Enforcement at the Securities & Exchange Commission from 1987 to 1991, and a Trial Attorney in the Criminal Division of the Department of Justice from 1991 to 1994. He is a co-author of three law school casebooks and the leading treatment of public corruption under federal law, “The Prosecution and Defense of Public Corruption: The Law and Legal Strategies”. He is also a co-author of three legal treatises: “White Collar Crime, Securities Crimes (2d ed.)”, and “Federal Practice & Procedure: Criminal (3d ed.)”.


Twitter- @peterjhenning

Book- https://www.amazon.com/Prosecution-Defense-Public-Corruption-Strategies/dp/0195378415
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David Kirsch

Associate Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship; Author of “Bubbles and Crashes: The Boom and Bust of Technological Innovation”, Robert H. Smith School of Business


David A. Kirsch is Associate Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship at the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland. His research focuses on the intersection of problems of innovation and entrepreneurship, technological and business failure, and industry emergence and evolution. His recent book — “Bubbles and Crashes: The Boom and Bust of Technological Innovation” co-authored with Brent Goldfarb — examines the causes of technology-based financial bubbles. He has also written a history of the electric vehicle in America, “The Electric Vehicle and the Burden of History”.


Twitter- @darchivist | @bubbles_crashes

Book- https://www.amazon.com/Bubbles-Crashes-Boom-Technological-Innovation/dp/0804793832
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Kurtis Minder

CEO, GroupSense


Kurtis Minder is the CEO and co-founder of GroupSense. With over 20 years in the information security industry, Kurtis brings a unique blend of technical, sales and executive acumen. A disciplined and focused leader, Kurtis has ably guided GroupSense in the development of an innovative approach to cyber intelligence. Drawing on his experience spanning operations, design, and business development, Kurtis has led GroupSense to market without significant fundraising.

Kurtis has served in pivotal roles at security startups and high growth companies such as Mirage Networks (acquired by Trustwave), Caymas Systems (acquired by Citrix) and Fortinet (IPO). A frequent contributor to the start-up community, Kurtis serves as an advisor and mentor to growing companies.


Twitter- @GroupSenseCyber

Personal Site- https://www.kurtisminder.com
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Tom Richards

Chief Strategy Officer, Co-Founder, GroupSense


Tom Richards brings over a decade of experience in the information security industry. Starting his career at Integralis (acquired by NTT), Tom held various positions in IT, operations and ultimately became a security analyst. After leaving Integralis, Tom was a senior business analyst with Verizon Business in Irvine, CA, where he was responsible for creating and securing systems for payment and order processing. In 2013, Tom founded ScoutSwarm, a cyber intelligence company focused on helping businesses proactively identify threats. ScoutSwarm was acquired by GroupSense, and Tom joined the founding team. Currently, Tom is responsible for setting GroupSense’s product strategy, and leading the team of analysts responsible for research, curation and discovery of information related to their clients’ security. Tom holds a bachelor degree in Management Information Systems (MIS) from Central Connecticut State University.

Breach Recon – breachrecon.com
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