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Previously Technology Adviser to the President during the Obama Administration, R. David Edelman has spent a decade as one of the government’s foremost voices on how technology is changing our economy, national security, and daily lives. An expert on some of the most pressing challenges facing the world today— from cybersecurity and privacy threats to artificial intelligence (A.I.) and automation — his insights have helped shape national and international policy at the highest levels. As of 2017, Edelman is Director of the new Project on Technology, the Economy, & National Security at the MIT Internet Policy Research Initiative.

As Special Assistant to the President for Economic and Technology Policy at the National Economic Council (NEC), Dr. Edelman led the White House team focusing on the digital economy — including broadband, telecommunications, spectrum, and technology trade — as well as consumer cybersecurity, domestic and international data privacy, high-tech patent and copyright issues, and antitrust/competition.

He also led engagement with hundreds of technology companies around the world; advised the President on a range of emerging technologies such as big data, drones, and autonomous vehicles; and designed and managed over $15 billion of signature programs focused on technology, education, and economic opportunity.

Dr. Edelman’s wide-ranging perspective and ability to clearly communicate these complex topics stem from his unique background as perhaps the only policymaker in the nation to have held separate appointments to three White House policy councils: the National Security Council (NSC), the NEC, and the Office of Science & Technology Policy (OSTP).

In his time at the White House, he led the development of and co-authored over a dozen legislative proposals, national strategies, Executive Orders, and Presidential reports — including the High Tech Patent Task Force; the Big Data Report to the President; E.U.-U.S. data privacy frameworks; and various consumer privacy bills.

As chief architect of the President’s ConnectED initiative, Edelman managed the $10 billion effort that brought broadband to over 30 million American students in their classrooms. As part of this effort, he worked with over a dozen Fortune 100 technology CEOs from companies like Apple and Microsoft that pledged over $2 billion in philanthropic commitments to 25 million students in all fifty states – from tablets to wireless broadband to personalized learning software.

Edelman has particular expertise in how technology and cybersecurity are shaping international politics and business. In December 2010, Edelman became the first director for International Cyber Policy at President Obama’s National Security Council (NSC). At the time of his appointment, he was the youngest-ever Director appointed to the NSC. Called the nation’s “chief cyber diplomat,” he authored the President’s International Strategy for Cyberspace – the government’s principal doctrine on cybersecurity and Internet issues within foreign policy.

Prior to his time at the White House, Edelman served at the State Department’s Office of Cyber Affairs under Condoleezza Rice in the Bush administration. He developed the U.S. government’s early diplomatic strategy and legal doctrine on cyber issues and later served as the United States’ lead negotiator on Internet issues at the United Nations.

At MIT, Dr. Edelman leads an interdisciplinary team of researchers, students, and policymakers to address the challenges created by technological disruption – from the international concern of cyber attacks to the economic and regulatory consequences of A.I. and autonomous vehicles.

He has written and lectured extensively on technology’s disruption of education, intellectual property, privacy, and transportation, as well as the threats of military alliances in an era of cyber conflict. His insights and analysis have appeared in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, WIRED, Forbes, Fortune, and other national and international media outlets.

Receiving the State Department’s Superior Honor Award for his work on intelligence matters, Edelman was a two-time recipient of the Meritorious Honor Award for his United Nations negotiations and development of the nation’s cyber diplomacy strategy. He was previously named one of Forbes’ “30 Under 30” leaders in Law & Policy, and later chosen as a “30 Under 30 All-Star Alumni” — one of only three in the magazine’s history — for his ongoing contributions to national policy.

A Yale University history major, Edelman earned a Master’s and Ph.D. in International Relations at Oxford University. His groundbreaking dissertation, “Cyberattacks in International Relations,” examined which forces might restrain state use of cyber attacks.

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  • A.I., BIG DATA, SELF-DRIVING CARS, & DRONES: INNOVATIONS DISRUPTING THE GLOBAL ECONOMY

    It was only 10 years ago that the iPhone put what was once considered a supercomputer in every pocket, changing how over a billion people communicate, navigate, learn, and spend. The next decade will be marked by far more rapid change and even more profound disruption — to dozens more business sectors and potentially entire economies. In this talk, Edelman guides general and expert audiences alike through this period of unprecedented change — leaving them with a strong command of how technologies like artificial intelligence and self-driving cars work, as well as the implications they will have for us as individuals, for existing industries, and for global geopolitics.

  • CYBERSECURITY: WHAT YOU CAN (AND CAN’T) DO TO PROTECT YOURSELF & YOUR BUSINESS

    In an era when Fortune 100 CEOs and top politicians are finding their careers ended by cybersecurity incidents and consumer confidence relies on protecting customers’ precious data, cybersecurity fluency is no longer optional. Gleaning insights from almost a decade at the forefront of cybersecurity — including hundreds of companies’ real experiences — Edelman helps demystify the threats that businesses face and explains precisely what can (and can’t) be done to defend both reputation and the bottom line. According to Edelman, constant vigilance and regular system updates are critical. “It’s no longer a cost of doing business, it’s going to be a cost of staying in business.”

  • PRESERVING THE NATION’S COMPETITIVE EDGE: TECHNOLOGY & INNOVATION

    Is Silicon Valley a uniquely American phenomenon, or only a temporary boon to employment and wealth creation? What will it take to ensure that this innovative edge is not just sustained, but more broadly shared beyond California and Massachusetts? In this talk, Edelman provides an insider’s look at the challenges to building and sustaining innovation at the firm and national level; shares the “magic formula” that has created and sustained the world’s most innovative economies; and explains the role that every voter, community, and company can play in creating the conditions for success.

  • THE PRESIDENT’S GEEK-IN-CHIEF: PERSONAL REFLECTIONS ON OBAMA’S WHITE HOUSE

    Working inside the White House provided a lifetime of stories — inspiring, hilarious, and humbling. In this intimate talk, Edelman discusses his personal experience as a policymaker in service of the “geekiest President in history,” navigating the perils of the world’s fastest-changing policy areas, engaging the most famous personalities in business and government, and reflecting on the value of public service in an era defined by skepticism toward politicians.

  • DIGITAL GLOBALIZATION: LESSONS FROM CHINA, EUROPE, & CALIFORNIA

    There’s more to the digital economy than Silicon Valley, and more to globalization than tighter supply chains. In this talk about the future of the Internet and all who do business on it, Edelman explains how three drastically different visions for the future of globalization are vying to define the future of the global economy. Delving into the complex motivations of regulators in Beijing, Washington, and Brussels, and reviewing the complex and differing economies that they oversee, this talk will help audiences understand the likely winners and losers in this dynamic landscape — as well as how to prepare for the next decade of competition for the digital landscape.

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R. David Edelman

Director of Project on Technology, Economy & National Security at MIT Internet Policy Research Initiative

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R. David Edelman Biography

Previously Technology Adviser to the President during the Obama Administration, R. David Edelman has spent a decade as one of the government’s foremost voices on how technology is changing our economy, national security, and daily lives. An expert on some of the most pressing challenges facing the world today— from cybersecurity and privacy threats to artificial intelligence (A.I.) and automation — his insights have helped shape national and international policy at the highest levels. As of 2017, Edelman is Director of the new Project on Technology, the Economy, & National Security at the MIT Internet Policy Research Initiative.

As Special Assistant to the President for Economic and Technology Policy at the National Economic Council (NEC), Dr. Edelman led the White House team focusing on the digital economy — including broadband, telecommunications, spectrum, and technology trade — as well as consumer cybersecurity, domestic and international data privacy, high-tech patent and copyright issues, and antitrust/competition.

He also led engagement with hundreds of technology companies around the world; advised the President on a range of emerging technologies such as big data, drones, and autonomous vehicles; and designed and managed over $15 billion of signature programs focused on technology, education, and economic opportunity.

Dr. Edelman’s wide-ranging perspective and ability to clearly communicate these complex topics stem from his unique background as perhaps the only policymaker in the nation to have held separate appointments to three White House policy councils: the National Security Council (NSC), the NEC, and the Office of Science & Technology Policy (OSTP).

In his time at the White House, he led the development of and co-authored over a dozen legislative proposals, national strategies, Executive Orders, and Presidential reports — including the High Tech Patent Task Force; the Big Data Report to the President; E.U.-U.S. data privacy frameworks; and various consumer privacy bills.

As chief architect of the President’s ConnectED initiative, Edelman managed the $10 billion effort that brought broadband to over 30 million American students in their classrooms. As part of this effort, he worked with over a dozen Fortune 100 technology CEOs from companies like Apple and Microsoft that pledged over $2 billion in philanthropic commitments to 25 million students in all fifty states – from tablets to wireless broadband to personalized learning software.

Edelman has particular expertise in how technology and cybersecurity are shaping international politics and business. In December 2010, Edelman became the first director for International Cyber Policy at President Obama’s National Security Council (NSC). At the time of his appointment, he was the youngest-ever Director appointed to the NSC. Called the nation’s “chief cyber diplomat,” he authored the President’s International Strategy for Cyberspace – the government’s principal doctrine on cybersecurity and Internet issues within foreign policy.

Prior to his time at the White House, Edelman served at the State Department’s Office of Cyber Affairs under Condoleezza Rice in the Bush administration. He developed the U.S. government’s early diplomatic strategy and legal doctrine on cyber issues and later served as the United States’ lead negotiator on Internet issues at the United Nations.

At MIT, Dr. Edelman leads an interdisciplinary team of researchers, students, and policymakers to address the challenges created by technological disruption – from the international concern of cyber attacks to the economic and regulatory consequences of A.I. and autonomous vehicles.

He has written and lectured extensively on technology’s disruption of education, intellectual property, privacy, and transportation, as well as the threats of military alliances in an era of cyber conflict. His insights and analysis have appeared in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, WIRED, Forbes, Fortune, and other national and international media outlets.

Receiving the State Department’s Superior Honor Award for his work on intelligence matters, Edelman was a two-time recipient of the Meritorious Honor Award for his United Nations negotiations and development of the nation’s cyber diplomacy strategy. He was previously named one of Forbes’ “30 Under 30” leaders in Law & Policy, and later chosen as a “30 Under 30 All-Star Alumni” — one of only three in the magazine’s history — for his ongoing contributions to national policy.

A Yale University history major, Edelman earned a Master’s and Ph.D. in International Relations at Oxford University. His groundbreaking dissertation, “Cyberattacks in International Relations,” examined which forces might restrain state use of cyber attacks.

R. David Edelman Videos

  • Legal and Governance Implications of Artificial Intelligence - YouTube
  • Digital Globalization: Keynote Address with David Edelman - YouTube
  • Digital Northwest - Morning Remarks with R. David Edelman (2/10 ...

R. David Edelman Speaking Topics

  • A.I., BIG DATA, SELF-DRIVING CARS, & DRONES: INNOVATIONS DISRUPTING THE GLOBAL ECONOMY

    It was only 10 years ago that the iPhone put what was once considered a supercomputer in every pocket, changing how over a billion people communicate, navigate, learn, and spend. The next decade will be marked by far more rapid change and even more profound disruption — to dozens more business sectors and potentially entire economies. In this talk, Edelman guides general and expert audiences alike through this period of unprecedented change — leaving them with a strong command of how technologies like artificial intelligence and self-driving cars work, as well as the implications they will have for us as individuals, for existing industries, and for global geopolitics.

  • CYBERSECURITY: WHAT YOU CAN (AND CAN’T) DO TO PROTECT YOURSELF & YOUR BUSINESS

    In an era when Fortune 100 CEOs and top politicians are finding their careers ended by cybersecurity incidents and consumer confidence relies on protecting customers’ precious data, cybersecurity fluency is no longer optional. Gleaning insights from almost a decade at the forefront of cybersecurity — including hundreds of companies’ real experiences — Edelman helps demystify the threats that businesses face and explains precisely what can (and can’t) be done to defend both reputation and the bottom line. According to Edelman, constant vigilance and regular system updates are critical. “It’s no longer a cost of doing business, it’s going to be a cost of staying in business.”

  • PRESERVING THE NATION’S COMPETITIVE EDGE: TECHNOLOGY & INNOVATION

    Is Silicon Valley a uniquely American phenomenon, or only a temporary boon to employment and wealth creation? What will it take to ensure that this innovative edge is not just sustained, but more broadly shared beyond California and Massachusetts? In this talk, Edelman provides an insider’s look at the challenges to building and sustaining innovation at the firm and national level; shares the “magic formula” that has created and sustained the world’s most innovative economies; and explains the role that every voter, community, and company can play in creating the conditions for success.

  • THE PRESIDENT’S GEEK-IN-CHIEF: PERSONAL REFLECTIONS ON OBAMA’S WHITE HOUSE

    Working inside the White House provided a lifetime of stories — inspiring, hilarious, and humbling. In this intimate talk, Edelman discusses his personal experience as a policymaker in service of the “geekiest President in history,” navigating the perils of the world’s fastest-changing policy areas, engaging the most famous personalities in business and government, and reflecting on the value of public service in an era defined by skepticism toward politicians.

  • DIGITAL GLOBALIZATION: LESSONS FROM CHINA, EUROPE, & CALIFORNIA

    There’s more to the digital economy than Silicon Valley, and more to globalization than tighter supply chains. In this talk about the future of the Internet and all who do business on it, Edelman explains how three drastically different visions for the future of globalization are vying to define the future of the global economy. Delving into the complex motivations of regulators in Beijing, Washington, and Brussels, and reviewing the complex and differing economies that they oversee, this talk will help audiences understand the likely winners and losers in this dynamic landscape — as well as how to prepare for the next decade of competition for the digital landscape.

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  • How to book R. David Edelman?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like R. David Edelman for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 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. Fill out a booking request form for R. David Edelman, 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 R. David Edelman or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book R. David Edelman?

    Booking fees for R. David Edelman, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker 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 R. David Edelman, 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 R. David Edelman?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like R. David Edelman 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 R. David Edelman 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 R. David Edelman or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for R. David Edelman 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.

R. David Edelman is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book R. David Edelman for your event is $30,000 - $50,000. R. David Edelman generally travels from Cambridge, MA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Michael Li, Rachel Tobac, Jennifer Marsman, Daniel Lewis and Azarias Reda. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling R. David Edelman for an upcoming event.

R. David Edelman Speaker Videos

  • Legal and Governance Implications of Artificial Intelligence - YouTube
    Digital Globalization: Keynote Address with David Edelman - YouTube
  • Digital Northwest - Morning Remarks with R. David Edelman (2/10 ...
    R. David Edelman A.I. Now Conference - YouTube

R. David Edelman Speaking Topics

  • A.I., BIG DATA, SELF-DRIVING CARS, & DRONES: INNOVATIONS DISRUPTING THE GLOBAL ECONOMY

    It was only 10 years ago that the iPhone put what was once considered a supercomputer in every pocket, changing how over a billion people communicate, navigate, learn, and spend. The next decade will be marked by far more rapid change and even more profound disruption — to dozens more business sectors and potentially entire economies. In this talk, Edelman guides general and expert audiences alike through this period of unprecedented change — leaving them with a strong command of how technologies like artificial intelligence and self-driving cars work, as well as the implications they will have for us as individuals, for existing industries, and for global geopolitics.

  • CYBERSECURITY: WHAT YOU CAN (AND CAN’T) DO TO PROTECT YOURSELF & YOUR BUSINESS

    In an era when Fortune 100 CEOs and top politicians are finding their careers ended by cybersecurity incidents and consumer confidence relies on protecting customers’ precious data, cybersecurity fluency is no longer optional. Gleaning insights from almost a decade at the forefront of cybersecurity — including hundreds of companies’ real experiences — Edelman helps demystify the threats that businesses face and explains precisely what can (and can’t) be done to defend both reputation and the bottom line. According to Edelman, constant vigilance and regular system updates are critical. “It’s no longer a cost of doing business, it’s going to be a cost of staying in business.”

  • PRESERVING THE NATION’S COMPETITIVE EDGE: TECHNOLOGY & INNOVATION

    Is Silicon Valley a uniquely American phenomenon, or only a temporary boon to employment and wealth creation? What will it take to ensure that this innovative edge is not just sustained, but more broadly shared beyond California and Massachusetts? In this talk, Edelman provides an insider’s look at the challenges to building and sustaining innovation at the firm and national level; shares the “magic formula” that has created and sustained the world’s most innovative economies; and explains the role that every voter, community, and company can play in creating the conditions for success.

  • THE PRESIDENT’S GEEK-IN-CHIEF: PERSONAL REFLECTIONS ON OBAMA’S WHITE HOUSE

    Working inside the White House provided a lifetime of stories — inspiring, hilarious, and humbling. In this intimate talk, Edelman discusses his personal experience as a policymaker in service of the “geekiest President in history,” navigating the perils of the world’s fastest-changing policy areas, engaging the most famous personalities in business and government, and reflecting on the value of public service in an era defined by skepticism toward politicians.

  • DIGITAL GLOBALIZATION: LESSONS FROM CHINA, EUROPE, & CALIFORNIA

    There’s more to the digital economy than Silicon Valley, and more to globalization than tighter supply chains. In this talk about the future of the Internet and all who do business on it, Edelman explains how three drastically different visions for the future of globalization are vying to define the future of the global economy. Delving into the complex motivations of regulators in Beijing, Washington, and Brussels, and reviewing the complex and differing economies that they oversee, this talk will help audiences understand the likely winners and losers in this dynamic landscape — as well as how to prepare for the next decade of competition for the digital landscape.

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