Christopher W. Klaus

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Kaneva, Inc.

As founder and chief executive officer of Kaneva, Christopher W. Klaus’s is realizing his vision of delivering the first virtual entertainment world for the masses. At its helm driving vision and business strategy, Klaus has pioneered the extension of online social networking and media sharing into an immersive 3D world, providing an entirely new social entertainment experience for the masses. On Kaneva.com, Profiles, Entertainment and Communities are instantly “teleported” from the 2D Web into a modern-day 3D Virtual World where each resident has their own virtual home and 3D persona or avatar.

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. Appointed by Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue, Mr. Klaus currently sits on the Film, Video, and Music Advisory Commission. He is 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.