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Silicon Valley Entrepreneur, Cybersecurity Expert & Authority on Organizational Leadership

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 Rod Beckstrom Biography

Rod Beckstrom is a veteran Silicon Valley entrepreneur and investor, well-known cybersecurity authority, internet leader and expert on organizational leadership. He was the founder, CEO and Chairman of C•ATS Software Inc., a publicly-listed NASDAQ risk management software company. He is the former President and CEO of ICANN and the founding Director of the U.S. National Cybersecurity Center, as well as Senior Advisor to the Director of National Intelligence. He is co-author of the best-selling book "The Starfish and the Spider: The Unstoppable Power of Leaderless Organizations." He is also a frequent international media commentator and public speaker.

Beckstrom is Founder and CEO of BECKSTROM, which advises top global companies and institutions. BECKSTROM also shapes and builds technology companies. These include Stealth Security, a network security technology company where Rod serves as Co-founder and Chairman, and HitCheck, a concussion testing and database company where he serves as Executive Chairman. He also chairs the Advisory Board of the Stanford University Cybersecurity Policy Program (CISAC), which is an interdisciplinary joint effort between Stanford University and the Hoover Institution.

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The Starfish and the Spider: The Unstoppable Power of Leaderless Organizations

The Starfish and the Spider: The Unstoppable Power of Leaderless Organizations

Speaking Topics
  • Preparing for Cyber Armageddon: What are the Threats and How Can Your Company Protect Itself?

    Cyber security is no longer a niche technical issue; it’s a core strategic concern for every business and government leader worldwide. Rod Beckstrom is at the forefront, leading the call to action to proactively protect the nerve center of every organization or business in the world. Rod will engage the audience in understanding the character and extent of the cyber threat and in considering solutions to one of the most serious challenges to your organization’s future. The presentation asks tough questions that every leader will have to face. If you are leading a business, government body or non-pro?t, you need to hear what Rod Beckstrom has to say.

  • Starfish and Spiders, Conservatives and Terrorists: How Leaderless Organizations Are Changing the World

    What do the Tea Party, the Occupy movement and Al Qaida have in common? They all depend on The Starfish and the Spider: the Unstoppable Power of Leaderless Organizations as a primary source of thought leadership ideas. How do these concepts affect your success as an organization? Cut off the leg of a spider and you have a sevenlegged creature; cut off its head and you have a dead spider. But cut off the arm of a starfish and it will grow a new one, because unlike spiders, starfish are decentralized. While spider organizations rely on a rigid hierarchy, starfish organizations tend to organize around a shared ideology or a simple platform for communication. Rod Beckstrom draws on a rich collection of lessons and anecdotes from today’s news to illustrate his groundbreaking model of organizational structure and leadership, and applies it to influential social movements, such as the Arab spring, that are producing historic shifts in modern politics and culture. Starfish organizations are changing the rules of competitive strategy and leaders should take note. How can your business benefit from understanding this new dynamic? Can these principles be applied to traditional organizations? What can they teach that could affect your profitability? What is your organization: starfish or spider? And what are you going to do about it?

  • From Hummingbird Drones to Smartphone Cars: How Will New Internet Technologies Affect Your Bottom Line?

    Internet innovation is rushing forward. Incredible new technologies like smart dust microsystems, [ambient intelligence], hummingbird-sized drones, cars driven via smartphone, and wireless implants that speak to your doctor from within your body are profoundly reshaping our future. The Internet of Things – the Internet of Everything – is turning everyday life into the ultimate online experience as more and more aspects of daily existence are coming online. An exciting – perhaps unsettling
    • new world is coming. As Vice Chairman of the World Economic Forum’s Global Council on the Future of the Internet, former CEO of ICANN and a successful entrepreneur, Rod Beckstrom is at the intersection of innovation, technology and business, with a deep and unique understanding of the coming tech trends that will de?ne tomorrow’s Internet. In a lively and interactive presentation, he challenges the audience’s thinking with provocative questions that today’s rapidly evolving technology presents to the business world. How will it drive change in your organization? And what should you be doing now to prepare for the change, protect yourself from its risks and leverage its bene?ts?

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    Booking fees for Rod Beckstrom, 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 Rod Beckstrom, 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 Rod Beckstrom?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Rod Beckstrom 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 Rod Beckstrom for your next private or corporate function.
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Rod Beckstrom

Silicon Valley Entrepreneur, Cybersecurity Expert & Authority on Organizational Leadership

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Rod Beckstrom Biography

Rod Beckstrom is a veteran Silicon Valley entrepreneur and investor, well-known cybersecurity authority, internet leader and expert on organizational leadership. He was the founder, CEO and Chairman of C•ATS Software Inc., a publicly-listed NASDAQ risk management software company. He is the former President and CEO of ICANN and the founding Director of the U.S. National Cybersecurity Center, as well as Senior Advisor to the Director of National Intelligence. He is co-author of the best-selling book "The Starfish and the Spider: The Unstoppable Power of Leaderless Organizations." He is also a frequent international media commentator and public speaker.

Beckstrom is Founder and CEO of BECKSTROM, which advises top global companies and institutions. BECKSTROM also shapes and builds technology companies. These include Stealth Security, a network security technology company where Rod serves as Co-founder and Chairman, and HitCheck, a concussion testing and database company where he serves as Executive Chairman. He also chairs the Advisory Board of the Stanford University Cybersecurity Policy Program (CISAC), which is an interdisciplinary joint effort between Stanford University and the Hoover Institution.

Rod Beckstrom Videos

  • Are We Safe in a Digital World?
    As information technology and the internet of things become more prevalent in our lives, a whole new digital world is now created that is more...
  • A Short Course in Cyber Security (Rod Beckstrom) | DLD14
    A talk by Rod Beckstrom, Chief Security Advisor, Samsung SSIC. Rod Beckstrom is a well-known cybersecurity authority, Internet leader and expert on...
  • Rod Beckstrom: "The Starfish and the Spider" | Talks at Google
    Author Rod Beckstrom, discusses his book "The Starfish and the Spider: The Unstoppable Power of Leaderless Organizations", as part of the ...

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Rod Beckstrom Speaking Topics

  • Preparing for Cyber Armageddon: What are the Threats and How Can Your Company Protect Itself?

    Cyber security is no longer a niche technical issue; it’s a core strategic concern for every business and government leader worldwide. Rod Beckstrom is at the forefront, leading the call to action to proactively protect the nerve center of every organization or business in the world. Rod will engage the audience in understanding the character and extent of the cyber threat and in considering solutions to one of the most serious challenges to your organization’s future. The presentation asks tough questions that every leader will have to face. If you are leading a business, government body or non-pro?t, you need to hear what Rod Beckstrom has to say.

  • Starfish and Spiders, Conservatives and Terrorists: How Leaderless Organizations Are Changing the World

    What do the Tea Party, the Occupy movement and Al Qaida have in common? They all depend on The Starfish and the Spider: the Unstoppable Power of Leaderless Organizations as a primary source of thought leadership ideas. How do these concepts affect your success as an organization? Cut off the leg of a spider and you have a sevenlegged creature; cut off its head and you have a dead spider. But cut off the arm of a starfish and it will grow a new one, because unlike spiders, starfish are decentralized. While spider organizations rely on a rigid hierarchy, starfish organizations tend to organize around a shared ideology or a simple platform for communication. Rod Beckstrom draws on a rich collection of lessons and anecdotes from today’s news to illustrate his groundbreaking model of organizational structure and leadership, and applies it to influential social movements, such as the Arab spring, that are producing historic shifts in modern politics and culture. Starfish organizations are changing the rules of competitive strategy and leaders should take note. How can your business benefit from understanding this new dynamic? Can these principles be applied to traditional organizations? What can they teach that could affect your profitability? What is your organization: starfish or spider? And what are you going to do about it?

  • From Hummingbird Drones to Smartphone Cars: How Will New Internet Technologies Affect Your Bottom Line?

    Internet innovation is rushing forward. Incredible new technologies like smart dust microsystems, [ambient intelligence], hummingbird-sized drones, cars driven via smartphone, and wireless implants that speak to your doctor from within your body are profoundly reshaping our future. The Internet of Things – the Internet of Everything – is turning everyday life into the ultimate online experience as more and more aspects of daily existence are coming online. An exciting – perhaps unsettling
    • new world is coming. As Vice Chairman of the World Economic Forum’s Global Council on the Future of the Internet, former CEO of ICANN and a successful entrepreneur, Rod Beckstrom is at the intersection of innovation, technology and business, with a deep and unique understanding of the coming tech trends that will de?ne tomorrow’s Internet. In a lively and interactive presentation, he challenges the audience’s thinking with provocative questions that today’s rapidly evolving technology presents to the business world. How will it drive change in your organization? And what should you be doing now to prepare for the change, protect yourself from its risks and leverage its bene?ts?

FAQs on booking Rod Beckstrom

  • How to book Rod Beckstrom?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Rod Beckstrom 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 Rod Beckstrom, 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 Rod Beckstrom or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Rod Beckstrom?

    Booking fees for Rod Beckstrom, 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 Rod Beckstrom, 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 Rod Beckstrom?

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

Rod Beckstrom is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Rod Beckstrom for your event is $30,000 - $50,000. Rod Beckstrom generally travels from Palo Alto, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Pablos Holman, Mikko Hypponen, Keren Elazari, James Lyne and Kevin Poulsen. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Rod Beckstrom for an upcoming event.

Rod Beckstrom Speaker Videos

  • Are We Safe in a Digital World?
    As information technology and the internet of things become more prevalent in our lives, a whole new digital world is now created that is more vulnerable to hacking and cyber-attacks. With the...
    A Short Course in Cyber Security (Rod Beckstrom) | DLD14
    A talk by Rod Beckstrom, Chief Security Advisor, Samsung SSIC. Rod Beckstrom is a well-known cybersecurity authority, Internet leader and expert on organizational leadership. He is the former...
  • Rod Beckstrom: "The Starfish and the Spider" | Talks at Google
    Author Rod Beckstrom, discusses his book "The Starfish and the Spider: The Unstoppable Power of Leaderless Organizations", as part of the [email protected] series. An entrepreneur who founded his first...

Rod Beckstrom Speaking Topics

  • Preparing for Cyber Armageddon: What are the Threats and How Can Your Company Protect Itself?

    Cyber security is no longer a niche technical issue; it’s a core strategic concern for every business and government leader worldwide. Rod Beckstrom is at the forefront, leading the call to action to proactively protect the nerve center of every organization or business in the world. Rod will engage the audience in understanding the character and extent of the cyber threat and in considering solutions to one of the most serious challenges to your organization’s future. The presentation asks tough questions that every leader will have to face. If you are leading a business, government body or non-pro?t, you need to hear what Rod Beckstrom has to say.

  • Starfish and Spiders, Conservatives and Terrorists: How Leaderless Organizations Are Changing the World

    What do the Tea Party, the Occupy movement and Al Qaida have in common? They all depend on The Starfish and the Spider: the Unstoppable Power of Leaderless Organizations as a primary source of thought leadership ideas. How do these concepts affect your success as an organization? Cut off the leg of a spider and you have a sevenlegged creature; cut off its head and you have a dead spider. But cut off the arm of a starfish and it will grow a new one, because unlike spiders, starfish are decentralized. While spider organizations rely on a rigid hierarchy, starfish organizations tend to organize around a shared ideology or a simple platform for communication. Rod Beckstrom draws on a rich collection of lessons and anecdotes from today’s news to illustrate his groundbreaking model of organizational structure and leadership, and applies it to influential social movements, such as the Arab spring, that are producing historic shifts in modern politics and culture. Starfish organizations are changing the rules of competitive strategy and leaders should take note. How can your business benefit from understanding this new dynamic? Can these principles be applied to traditional organizations? What can they teach that could affect your profitability? What is your organization: starfish or spider? And what are you going to do about it?

  • From Hummingbird Drones to Smartphone Cars: How Will New Internet Technologies Affect Your Bottom Line?

    Internet innovation is rushing forward. Incredible new technologies like smart dust microsystems, [ambient intelligence], hummingbird-sized drones, cars driven via smartphone, and wireless implants that speak to your doctor from within your body are profoundly reshaping our future. The Internet of Things – the Internet of Everything – is turning everyday life into the ultimate online experience as more and more aspects of daily existence are coming online. An exciting – perhaps unsettling
    • new world is coming. As Vice Chairman of the World Economic Forum’s Global Council on the Future of the Internet, former CEO of ICANN and a successful entrepreneur, Rod Beckstrom is at the intersection of innovation, technology and business, with a deep and unique understanding of the coming tech trends that will de?ne tomorrow’s Internet. In a lively and interactive presentation, he challenges the audience’s thinking with provocative questions that today’s rapidly evolving technology presents to the business world. How will it drive change in your organization? And what should you be doing now to prepare for the change, protect yourself from its risks and leverage its bene?ts?

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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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