Bruce listed his official title as CTO, but what he didn’t mention in his entry is that he is also a cryptographer, an author, one of the foremost experts on Internet security, and that his name is even mentioned in The Da Vinci Code. Most of his time is spent traveling the world speaking on security issues. In fact, when we called to inform him that he was a winner in our contest, we reached him on his cell in Norway.
But like all of this year’s Road Warriors, Bruce uses his travel to indulge in his other interests — like food. Bruce and his wife, Karen, even manage to find time to write restaurant reviews and dining columns. On the night we all shared a dinner at the Last Territory Steakhouse and Music Hall at Hilton’s El Conquistador, Bruce was grilling the chef on where his beef came from. And as you can see from the story above, should he tire of any of his many careers, he’d be an excellent contestant on Fear Factor.
“Every time before I leave on a trip — well, after hugging my wife, just so you know — I always hug my animals, and go and say bye to my horses.”
- Archie Tew
“I became a runner through traveling so much, and it blossomed into a marathon career. In four years of traveling, I’m now training for my fourth marathon.”
“My perfect day includes a round of golf. After a big breakfast with my wife and two sons … I’d head to the golf course with some buddies until sundown.”
- Jeffrey Giles
“Water is scarce and misery is in excess in many of the places I work. Beautiful beaches feel like paradise and let me forget about the world for a while.”
- Jonathan Keith Joseph
“All I could think at this point was: Please cook this. Whatever you do, please cook this. Then I noticed that there wasn’t a stove anywhere.”
- Bruce Schneier