Matt Bogaard, DreamWorks Animation

November 26, 2014 · Posted in Speaker Bios 

Matt BogaardMatt Bogaard
Global Security Consultant
DreamWorks Animation

Matt Bogaard is CEO of Bogaard Group International LLC (“BGI”), a global security consulting firm.

He has over twenty years’ experience in government and the private sector, in crisis management, disaster planning and response, business continuity, intellectual property protection, workplace violence prevention, high-risk travel security, real estate risk assessments, security systems design, special event planning, and investigations. His consulting covers clients in entertainment, video gaming, financial services, manufacturing, and retail industries around the globe in a variety of locations.

Prior to founding BGI, Matt was Head of Corporate Security at DreamWorks Animation SKG. In this entertainment-technology environment, he oversaw security initiatives worldwide. Before his appointment at DreamWorks, Matt spent fifteen years in law enforcement in a variety of assignments including investigations, recruiting, training, media relations, and community outreach. As a detective, he investigated kidnappings for ransom and highly complex financial fraud, among others.

Matt planned and coordinated for visits at DreamWorks of President Barack Obama in 2013 and Israeli President Shimon Peres in 2012. He has coordinated security for major sporting events at Staples Center, the USC Galen Center, London’s Wembley Arena, the Zenith in Paris, and the Seattle Convention Center. He continues to work collaboratively with major movie studios in content protection and global, anti-piracy and anti-counterfeiting programs.

He is a Certified Business Continuity Planning Professional and an Infrastructure Liaison Officer with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. He earned an MA in public administration at the University of Southern California, and a BA in sociology at the University of Michigan. He is completing a Ph.D. from USC, with an emphasis on how emerging technology is changing the face of corporate security. Matt is adjunct faculty at USC, and in 2013, he was named to the Security 500 list as a Top Security Leader.

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