The End of Killing: Using Technology to Solve Violence
What if the right technology could make killing a thing of the past? That’s the provocative thesis in Rick Smith’s new book, The End of Killing. Smith is the CEO and founder of Axon Enterprise (formerly TASER), which develops technology and weapon products for law enforcement and civilians, holding the title as the largest body camera manufacturer. Drawing on the latest creations in advanced weaponry, biotechnology and AI, these elements are changing how police, soldiers, courts and many others do their work. Be in attendance for Smith’s presentation, witness a live TASING demonstration followed by a book signing.
Rick Smith, CEO & Co-Founder
The driving force behind Rick Smith’s strong leadership is the aspiration to reduce world violence. Since 1993, he has dedicated himself to delivering innovative technology solutions to
create safer communities. He’s an approachable leader who loves a good brainstorm, and is
invigorated by challenging problems and the team he’s assembled to help solve them.
MORE ABOUT RICK
● Education: BS in Neuroscience from Harvard (Cum Laude); Master’s in International Finance from the University of Leuven in Belgium; MBA from the University of Chicago
● Awards: Co-winner of the Ernst and Young 2002 Entrepreneur of the Year; Made The
Phoenix Business Journal’s list of “Most Admired CEOs and Top-Level Executives” in
● Fun Fact: Once rappelled into the atrium of Axon headquarters