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Dick Costolo

Former CEO of Twitter and Co-Founder of Feedburner

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Dick Costolo Biography

Dick Costolo, a digital entrepreneur who has launched a series of highly successful ventures, is best known as the former CEO of Twitter from 2010 to 2015.

Costolo graduated in 1985 with a B.S. degree in computer and communication sciences from the University of Michigan.

Costolo co-founded the web feed management provider FeedBurner, which was later acquired by Google. After the acquisition, Costolo began working in other areas of Google. In July 2009, he left Google, and in September 2009 it was announced that he was joining Twitter as its COO. Although his 2010 takeover as CEO was supposed to be temporary, while CEO Evan Williams was on paternity leave, it eventually became a permanent position. In 2011, he would notably proclaim about Twitter that “We're the free speech wing of the free speech party.

In May 2011, it was announced that President Obama had appointed Costolo to the National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee. Time magazine named Dick Costolo one of the 10 Most Influential U.S. Tech CEOs. Most recently, Costolo announced that he will launch a fitness startup along with Bryan Oki, CEO of Fitify.

In his speeches, Dick Costolo calls on his experience as a digital entrepreneur, business executive, and surprisingly, his experience as an improvisational comedian to deliver entertaining, insightful speeches with a powerful message about the future of social media and the Internet.

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  • General Titles

    **From Twitter to a New Economy**

    When Twitter began, the founders did not set out to create a new economy, yet the way we do business has changed forever. When consumers are 80% more likely to purchase from a business they follow, there is a real business case for open communication between a brand and its consumers. Open access to information, or creating the feeling of open access to the brand, builds loyalty, identifies new product ideas and provides another channel for consumer influence. Equal access to information renders entire business models fragile as consumers become their own sourcers with all of the information. Costolo lays out the implications of an open access economy on the way buy and sell.

    **The Crumbling Barriers to Power**

    One effect of technology permeating every aspect of our lives is the crumbling barriers between us. Social media and the Internet have taken a sledgehammer to The Great Wall between us and those in power, as well as between us and those who previously had no voice. Now status, race and socioeconomics have less relevance, and equal access to information is officially declared a human right by the U.N, much to the chagrin of dictators who know the most effective way to keep power is to restrict access to information. Social media and the Internet are in fact the world's most powerful democratic tools, and this has real geopolitical and governance implications. Costolo explores the ambitious and significant implications of Twitter and other technology platforms based on a democratic ideal of equal access for all.

    **Ethics, Empathy and the Future of Technology**

    The future of technology is about open and equal access to information and expression. Social media brings down regimes, allows one person's voice to reach the world, and gives news stories multiple points-of-view. As with any democratic platform, we must ask how we will govern ourselves and cultivate civility and responsibility within our freedom. What will each of us choose to say and to permit with our new global voice? Costolo explores the intersection of ethics and content and urges each of us to use our access responsibly and with empathy. He encourages us to shine a light on what's good in the world and what needs to be changed, to champion the underserved, to embrace people's differences and amplify the best of humanity.

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Dick Costolo: Managing Twitter, the Social Media Giant

Dick Costolo: Managing Twitter, the Social Media Giant

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    Booking fees for Dick Costolo, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Dick Costolo, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
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    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Dick Costolo for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Dick Costolo for your next private or corporate function.
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Dick Costolo Biography

Dick Costolo, a digital entrepreneur who has launched a series of highly successful ventures, is best known as the former CEO of Twitter from 2010 to 2015.

Costolo graduated in 1985 with a B.S. degree in computer and communication sciences from the University of Michigan.

Costolo co-founded the web feed management provider FeedBurner, which was later acquired by Google. After the acquisition, Costolo began working in other areas of Google. In July 2009, he left Google, and in September 2009 it was announced that he was joining Twitter as its COO. Although his 2010 takeover as CEO was supposed to be temporary, while CEO Evan Williams was on paternity leave, it eventually became a permanent position. In 2011, he would notably proclaim about Twitter that “We're the free speech wing of the free speech party.

In May 2011, it was announced that President Obama had appointed Costolo to the National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee. Time magazine named Dick Costolo one of the 10 Most Influential U.S. Tech CEOs. Most recently, Costolo announced that he will launch a fitness startup along with Bryan Oki, CEO of Fitify.

In his speeches, Dick Costolo calls on his experience as a digital entrepreneur, business executive, and surprisingly, his experience as an improvisational comedian to deliver entertaining, insightful speeches with a powerful message about the future of social media and the Internet.

Dick Costolo Speaking Topics

  • General Titles

    **From Twitter to a New Economy**

    When Twitter began, the founders did not set out to create a new economy, yet the way we do business has changed forever. When consumers are 80% more likely to purchase from a business they follow, there is a real business case for open communication between a brand and its consumers. Open access to information, or creating the feeling of open access to the brand, builds loyalty, identifies new product ideas and provides another channel for consumer influence. Equal access to information renders entire business models fragile as consumers become their own sourcers with all of the information. Costolo lays out the implications of an open access economy on the way buy and sell.

    **The Crumbling Barriers to Power**

    One effect of technology permeating every aspect of our lives is the crumbling barriers between us. Social media and the Internet have taken a sledgehammer to The Great Wall between us and those in power, as well as between us and those who previously had no voice. Now status, race and socioeconomics have less relevance, and equal access to information is officially declared a human right by the U.N, much to the chagrin of dictators who know the most effective way to keep power is to restrict access to information. Social media and the Internet are in fact the world's most powerful democratic tools, and this has real geopolitical and governance implications. Costolo explores the ambitious and significant implications of Twitter and other technology platforms based on a democratic ideal of equal access for all.

    **Ethics, Empathy and the Future of Technology**

    The future of technology is about open and equal access to information and expression. Social media brings down regimes, allows one person's voice to reach the world, and gives news stories multiple points-of-view. As with any democratic platform, we must ask how we will govern ourselves and cultivate civility and responsibility within our freedom. What will each of us choose to say and to permit with our new global voice? Costolo explores the intersection of ethics and content and urges each of us to use our access responsibly and with empathy. He encourages us to shine a light on what's good in the world and what needs to be changed, to champion the underserved, to embrace people's differences and amplify the best of humanity.

Dick Costolo Videos

  • Twitter CEO Dick Costolo
    Twitter CEO Dick Costolo talks with New York Times reporter Nick Bilton on managing a 21st century business.
  • Twitter CEO Dick Costolo: We're the 'Social Soundtrack' of TV--By ...
  • Dick Costolo at 2013 spring commencement - YouTube

Dick Costolo Books

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  • How to book Dick Costolo?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Dick Costolo for both live and virtual events for over 20 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Dick Costolo, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Dick Costolo or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Dick Costolo?

    Booking fees for Dick Costolo, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Dick Costolo, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Dick Costolo?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Dick Costolo for clients worldwide for more than 20 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Dick Costolo for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Dick Costolo or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Dick Costolo or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Dick Costolo is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as General Titles. The estimated speaking fee range to book Dick Costolo for your event is available upon request. Dick Costolo generally travels from and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Mark Zuckerberg, Evan Spiegel, Tim Cook, Chris Sacca and Chris Hughes. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Dick Costolo for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Dick Costolo Speaking Topics

  • General Titles

    **From Twitter to a New Economy**

    When Twitter began, the founders did not set out to create a new economy, yet the way we do business has changed forever. When consumers are 80% more likely to purchase from a business they follow, there is a real business case for open communication between a brand and its consumers. Open access to information, or creating the feeling of open access to the brand, builds loyalty, identifies new product ideas and provides another channel for consumer influence. Equal access to information renders entire business models fragile as consumers become their own sourcers with all of the information. Costolo lays out the implications of an open access economy on the way buy and sell.

    **The Crumbling Barriers to Power**

    One effect of technology permeating every aspect of our lives is the crumbling barriers between us. Social media and the Internet have taken a sledgehammer to The Great Wall between us and those in power, as well as between us and those who previously had no voice. Now status, race and socioeconomics have less relevance, and equal access to information is officially declared a human right by the U.N, much to the chagrin of dictators who know the most effective way to keep power is to restrict access to information. Social media and the Internet are in fact the world's most powerful democratic tools, and this has real geopolitical and governance implications. Costolo explores the ambitious and significant implications of Twitter and other technology platforms based on a democratic ideal of equal access for all.

    **Ethics, Empathy and the Future of Technology**

    The future of technology is about open and equal access to information and expression. Social media brings down regimes, allows one person's voice to reach the world, and gives news stories multiple points-of-view. As with any democratic platform, we must ask how we will govern ourselves and cultivate civility and responsibility within our freedom. What will each of us choose to say and to permit with our new global voice? Costolo explores the intersection of ethics and content and urges each of us to use our access responsibly and with empathy. He encourages us to shine a light on what's good in the world and what needs to be changed, to champion the underserved, to embrace people's differences and amplify the best of humanity.

Dick Costolo Speaker Videos

  • Twitter CEO Dick Costolo
    Twitter CEO Dick Costolo talks with New York Times reporter Nick Bilton on managing a 21st century business.
    Twitter CEO Dick Costolo: We're the 'Social Soundtrack' of TV--By ...
  • Dick Costolo at 2013 spring commencement - YouTube
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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

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