Christian Wentz

Gradient Technologies

Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Christian Wentz is the founder and CEO of Gradient, a venture backed startup pioneering technology to continually secure the world’s digital systems against ransomware and malware, and enable seamless, secure digital connectivity for the billions of IoT, OT and edge devices to cloud.Gradient’s Security Mesh technology is currently being deployed to Fortune 500 oil & gas, financial, defense intelligence and government sector clients.Gradient’s mission is to secure the connected world, deploying to anything that runs code. Previously, Wentz served as founder and CEO of Kendall Research Systems, a human neural interface company acquired by Kernel.co in 2017, where he served as VP of Product. He was a founding member of the engineering team at Misfit Inc., acquired by Fossil Group (NASDAQ: FOSL) in 2015 for $260MM. Christian received the inaugural Forbes’s 30 Under 30 award in Science & Innovation at the age of 23, and was awarded the Hertz Foundation Myhrvold Family Fellowship in the applied sciences to pursue a PhD at MIT. He holds an M.Eng in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and S.B. in Electrical Science and Engineering, both from MIT.

Sessions With Christian Wentz

Wednesday, 9 March