Tom Kemp: Containing Big Tech

Think Outside the Lines with Shawn Feeney

Sep 5 2023 • 54 mins

My guest today is a Silicon Valley-based entrepreneur, investor, and policy advisor. He is also the author of Containing Big Tech: How to Protect Our Civil Rights, Economy, and Democracy. He was the founder and CEO of Centrify, a leading cybersecurity cloud provider that amassed over two thousand enterprise customers, including over 60 percent of the Fortune 50.

For his leadership, he was named by Ernst & Young as Finalist for Entrepreneur of the Year in Northern California. He is also an active Silicon Valley angel investor, with seed investments in over a dozen tech start-ups with a focus on privacy and cybersecurity. In addition, he has served as a technology policy advisor for political campaigns and advocacy groups, including leading the campaign marketing efforts in 2020 to pass California Proposition 24—the California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA)—and co-authoring bills such as the California Delete Act of 2023.

He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science and in history from the University of Michigan.

It’s time to think outside the lines with Tom Kemp.

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