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Founder, The H(app)athon Project, & IEEE Computer Society Rock Stars Speaker
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John C. Havens is a speaker at the IEEE Computer Society Rock Stars technology events and the founder of the The H(app)athon Project, whose workshop utilizing techniques of positive psychology to increase wellbeing has taken place in over a half dozen countries and multiple cities across the United States. He is the author of Hacking Happiness: Why Your Personal Data Counts and How Tracking it Can Change the World and Heartificial Intelligence: Embracing Our Humanity To Maximize Machines (both published by imprints of Penguin/Random House).


John was an EVP of a Top Ten PR Firm, a VP of a tech startup, and an independent consultant where he has worked with clients such as Gillette, P&G, HP, Wal-Mart, Ford, Allstate, Monster, Gallo Wines, IEEE, and Merck. As a writer, he is a regular contributor on issues of technology, wellbeing and economics to Mashable, The Guardian, Slate, HuffPo and TechCrunch. John has spoken at TEDx, at SXSW Interactive (six times), and as a global keynote speaker for clients like Cisco, Gillette, IEEE, and NXP Semiconductors and was a professional actor on Broadway, TV and Film for fifteen years. Videos of John's interviews, TEDx talk, and links to his work can be seen at: www.johnchavens.com.

Articles by John C. Havens
20 Questions to Ask Yourself before Giving a Security Conference Talk
Joshua Goldfarb, Co-founder & Chief Product Officer, IDDRA,  10/16/2017
Why Security Leaders Can't Afford to Be Just 'Left-Brained'
Bill Bradley, SVP, Cyber Engineering and Technical Services, CenturyLink,  10/17/2017
Secure Wifi Hijacked by KRACK Vulns in WPA2
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writer,  10/16/2017
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