Darren Shou is the VP, Head of Global Research Labs and Chief of Staff for the Office of the CTO. In this role, Darren is responsible for coordinating special initiatives across the company, transforming research into product, developing technology strategy, driving innovation and growing technical leadership. Symantec Research Labs (SRL) has researched and developed numerous innovations across all of Symantec’s business areas that have collectively impacted hundreds of millions of Symantec customers.
During his tenure at Symantec, Shou has held several leadership positions and led the development of transformational teams and the delivery of innovative projects including an open innovation ecosystem for cyber-security data sharing, 0-day active content threat protection, advanced persistent threat detection, and cyber-insurance technology enablement initiatives. More recently Shou led the development of our privacy research initiatives and responsible artificial intelligence.
Mr. Shou has a B.S. in Computer Engineering and Computer Science from the University of Southern California. He is also board observer for portfolio companies of Symantec Ventures and on the advisory boards for several university research centers.