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Tuesday, October 11, 2016: Thought Leader- Mike Janke

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Pitt Business is proud to introduce our October Thought Leader as Mike Janke, Mike Janke, Co-Founder/Manager of DataTribe, and Executive Chairman and co-founder of Silent Circle (One of the world’s leading Global Secure Communications services). Mr. Janke will speak on "SEAL Team 6 to Silicon Valley - Unique Strategies Applied to Modern Startups." This discussion will cover unique strategies of leadership, communication, and team building that come from SEAL Team 6, and how their success in high-pressure, ambiguous environments applies to the fast-moving landscape of startups.
Date: Tuesday, October 11, 2016
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Location: William Pitt Union – Lower Lounge (Oakland, Pittsburgh)
Lunch will be served, followed by the lecture and Q&A
Mike Janke is the founder of eight companies in technology, defense, and media, and is a noted entrepreneur and former 12-year member of the elite SEAL Team 6.  He is the author of two bestselling books on self-discipline, leadership, and performance (Take Control & Power Living). Mike is the co-founder of DataTribe, a Fulton, Md. and Palo Alto, Calif.-based technology incubation firm, and Blue Pacific Studios, a Los Angeles-based film production company.  He also sits on the board of three other technology firms.  Prior to starting Silent Circle, Mike was the founder and former CEO of SOC-USA, one of the country’s largest defense logistics and security firms headquartered in Washington D.C., with over 11,000 employees in 14 countries. Recently, Mike sold his latest startup, Onyara, to Silicon Valley-based Hortonworks after six months of operation since inception.  Mike speaks around the world on privacy, mobile security, and encryption, and is the 2016 recipient of the “Visionary of the Year” award by the Center for Technology & Democracy.
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