Entrepreneur Ryan Johns, co-founder and CEO of KeepTruckin, will speak at WashU as part of 2019 Engineers Week.
In his lecture, “Delayed Gratification: Lessons Learned Building a Tech Startup,” Johns (BSCS ’06 MSCS ’08) will talk about the lessons he’s learned throughout his career in tech startups and the importance of staying true to one’s beliefs.
John’s experience as an entrepreneur sits at the intersection of business and technology. After graduating from McKelvey School of Engineering with degrees in computer science, Ryan transplanted to Las Vegas where he developed gaming software for a poker news site, CardPlayer. He then went on to build an engineering team at Tapjoy, a leading mobile advertising network. His passion for technology along with a strong entrepreneurial drive led Johns to found his own startup, KeepTruckin. The San Francisco-based company is the leading provider of electronic logging devices to the commercial vehicle industry. KeepTruckin has grown exponentially over the past five years, becoming an industry leader in telemetrics, compliance, and fleet management. The firm has secured more than $70 million in venture capital funding and has grown to more than 1,000 employees. As CTO, Ryan manages a team of more than 90 engineers and oversees all software and hardware development initiatives for the company.
Thursday, February 21
4:30 p.m. reception
5 p.m. presentation
Knight Center Room 200
Charles F. Knight Executive Education & Conference Center
St. Louis, MO 63130
RSVP by February 15 to
firstname.lastname@example.org or (314) 935-8730.
Seating is limited.
Complimentary parking will be available.