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Cyber Security Expert, Internet Leader & Authority on Organizational Leadership & Social Networking

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 Rod Beckstrom Biography

Rod Beckstrom is a well-known cybersecurity expert, Internet leader, and authority on organizational leadership and social networking. He is the former President and CEO of ICANN, the global organization that helps keeps the Internet secure, stable and unified and was the founding Director of the U.S. Government’s National Cybersecurity Center. He is the co-author of the critically acclaimed book "The Starfish and the Spider: The Unstoppable Power of Leaderless Organizations," which has been translated into over 15 languages. Beckstrom and is a frequent international media commentator and public speaker.

A preeminent thinker on technology issues, Beckstrom was named one of PC World’s “Puppet Masters of the Internet” in April 2012 and included in “2012’s Digital Power 50” by The Hollywood Reporter. In 2011, he was named a Tech Titan by The Washingtonian magazine, and in 2010, one of the 25 Most Influential People in Intellectual Property by the American Lawyer. He is currently Vice Chairman of the Global Council on the Future of the Internet at the Swiss-based World Economic Forum.

As a much sought-after expert, Beckstrom has spoken at high-profile events for a wide range of organizations in more than forty countries, including Google, Microsoft, eBay, Infosys Technologies, Black Hat, DEFCON, RSA, U.S. STRATCOMM, GITEX Dubai Leaders’ Summit, Futurecom Latin America Infosys, CIO Magazine Leadership Summit, Morgan Stanley, Starbucks, TED, the Monaco Media Forum, Sogeti Consulting, The Hay Group, American Organization of Nurse Executives, United Business Media Group, the White House, the United Nations, the World Economic Forum at Davos, the Aspen Institute, Harvard University, Stanford University and the Center for Strategic International Studies and numerous YPO, EO, WPO events around the world.

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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?

  • Cybersecurity: Tools for Proactively Preparing Your Business for a Cyber-Terrorism Attack

    We live in a world where international cyber-terrorism poses a threat, not only to national security, but to our personal and financial well-being. Rod Beckstrom provides a compelling overview of the technology, strategic and economic risks, and mitigation concepts that every business leader needs to know. He translates his experience as the former Director of the National Cybersecurity Center and his leadership role as CEO of several high-tech companies to frame the cyber-terrorism threat. He also explains the actions we all can take to protect personal, business, and national security.

  • Passion Networking

    What are your passions? What are those of the people you work with or encounter? People can perform miracles when they are organized in small circles or groups around their passions. How did twelve citizens come together in London in the late 18th century to start a movement that led to the end of slavery? How did eleven CEOs meeting in 2003 help launch the current peace process between India and Pakistan, opening borders, airways, trade, and telecoms where they had long been shut? Rod was a member of that original group of eleven and has studied and participated in many other amazing circles and networks on four continents. Why do some circles and networks thrive while others die? What are some of the traits of successful circles and networks? How can you start a circle? How can you build a network? Everyone has something to contribute. Learn how to unleash the unstoppable power of people's passions.

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  • 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.
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Rod Beckstrom

Cyber Security Expert, Internet Leader & Authority on Organizational Leadership & Social Networking

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Rod Beckstrom Biography

Rod Beckstrom is a well-known cybersecurity expert, Internet leader, and authority on organizational leadership and social networking. He is the former President and CEO of ICANN, the global organization that helps keeps the Internet secure, stable and unified and was the founding Director of the U.S. Government’s National Cybersecurity Center. He is the co-author of the critically acclaimed book "The Starfish and the Spider: The Unstoppable Power of Leaderless Organizations," which has been translated into over 15 languages. Beckstrom and is a frequent international media commentator and public speaker.

A preeminent thinker on technology issues, Beckstrom was named one of PC World’s “Puppet Masters of the Internet” in April 2012 and included in “2012’s Digital Power 50” by The Hollywood Reporter. In 2011, he was named a Tech Titan by The Washingtonian magazine, and in 2010, one of the 25 Most Influential People in Intellectual Property by the American Lawyer. He is currently Vice Chairman of the Global Council on the Future of the Internet at the Swiss-based World Economic Forum.

As a much sought-after expert, Beckstrom has spoken at high-profile events for a wide range of organizations in more than forty countries, including Google, Microsoft, eBay, Infosys Technologies, Black Hat, DEFCON, RSA, U.S. STRATCOMM, GITEX Dubai Leaders’ Summit, Futurecom Latin America Infosys, CIO Magazine Leadership Summit, Morgan Stanley, Starbucks, TED, the Monaco Media Forum, Sogeti Consulting, The Hay Group, American Organization of Nurse Executives, United Business Media Group, the White House, the United Nations, the World Economic Forum at Davos, the Aspen Institute, Harvard University, Stanford University and the Center for Strategic International Studies and numerous YPO, EO, WPO events around the world.

Rod Beckstrom Videos

  • Rod Beckstrom on Cybersecurity
  • DLD14 - A Short Course in Cyber Security

Rod Beckstrom Books

Speaker Lists Featuring Rod Beckstrom

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?

  • Cybersecurity: Tools for Proactively Preparing Your Business for a Cyber-Terrorism Attack

    We live in a world where international cyber-terrorism poses a threat, not only to national security, but to our personal and financial well-being. Rod Beckstrom provides a compelling overview of the technology, strategic and economic risks, and mitigation concepts that every business leader needs to know. He translates his experience as the former Director of the National Cybersecurity Center and his leadership role as CEO of several high-tech companies to frame the cyber-terrorism threat. He also explains the actions we all can take to protect personal, business, and national security.

  • Passion Networking

    What are your passions? What are those of the people you work with or encounter? People can perform miracles when they are organized in small circles or groups around their passions. How did twelve citizens come together in London in the late 18th century to start a movement that led to the end of slavery? How did eleven CEOs meeting in 2003 help launch the current peace process between India and Pakistan, opening borders, airways, trade, and telecoms where they had long been shut? Rod was a member of that original group of eleven and has studied and participated in many other amazing circles and networks on four continents. Why do some circles and networks thrive while others die? What are some of the traits of successful circles and networks? How can you start a circle? How can you build a network? Everyone has something to contribute. Learn how to unleash the unstoppable power of people's passions.

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, Brian Krebs, Keren Elazari, Mikko Hypponen 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

  • Rod Beckstrom on Cybersecurity
    DLD14 - A Short Course in Cyber Security

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?

  • Cybersecurity: Tools for Proactively Preparing Your Business for a Cyber-Terrorism Attack

    We live in a world where international cyber-terrorism poses a threat, not only to national security, but to our personal and financial well-being. Rod Beckstrom provides a compelling overview of the technology, strategic and economic risks, and mitigation concepts that every business leader needs to know. He translates his experience as the former Director of the National Cybersecurity Center and his leadership role as CEO of several high-tech companies to frame the cyber-terrorism threat. He also explains the actions we all can take to protect personal, business, and national security.

  • Passion Networking

    What are your passions? What are those of the people you work with or encounter? People can perform miracles when they are organized in small circles or groups around their passions. How did twelve citizens come together in London in the late 18th century to start a movement that led to the end of slavery? How did eleven CEOs meeting in 2003 help launch the current peace process between India and Pakistan, opening borders, airways, trade, and telecoms where they had long been shut? Rod was a member of that original group of eleven and has studied and participated in many other amazing circles and networks on four continents. Why do some circles and networks thrive while others die? What are some of the traits of successful circles and networks? How can you start a circle? How can you build a network? Everyone has something to contribute. Learn how to unleash the unstoppable power of people's passions.

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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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