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ICANN is a not-for-profit public-benefit corporation with participants from all over the world dedicated to keeping the Internet secure, stable and inter-operable. Domain name system, generic Top Level Domains, Internationalize Domain Names and cyber security are just a few of the critical areas ICANN's work impacts everyone on the planet. 


Jeff Jonas

Former IBM Fellow, Serial Entrepreneur is an acclaimed data scientist who thrives on solving some of the world’s most complex business challenges. His systems extract useful intelligence from tsunamis of data. These systems tackle high-profile challenges including identifying potential terrorists, detecting fraudulent behavior in casinos, connecting loved ones after a natural disaster, and earlier detection of surprise asteroids, to name a few. He is the leading authority on what's next in Big Data.

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Rod Beckstrom

Best selling author, keynote speaker, media commentator, Silicon Valley tech entrepreneur, former Cyber Security Director at the Department of Homeland Security and former President of ICANN. He co-wrote The Starfish and The Spider: The Unstoppable Power of Leaderless Organizations. He's the go to thought-leader on global cyber security.


Robert Hicks

Being a New York Times best-selling author should be enough – but not for Robert Hicks, award-winning author of The Widow of the South and A Separate Country and The Orphan Mother, but his passion for words is equaled by one for preservation, saving the history-steeped places associated with the Battle of Franklin –

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Steven S. Little

Best selling author, keynote speaker and expert on business growth. Former President of 3 fast-growth companies. Has written 3 books The 7 Irrefutable Rules of Small Business Growth, The Milkshake Moment, and Duck and (re)Cover on business growth and speaks at 70-95 conferences a year.