At the ICANN board meeting in Sydney this afternoon Mr Rod Beckstrom was confirmed as the new CEO of ICANN. The board passed the resolution with acclamation.
Mr Beckstrom then took the stage to address both the board and the audience. He comes across as a highly intelligent and “clued in” individual with a good understanding of both the technical and political and economic aspects of the internet and how it impacts the world.
During his speech Beckstrom spoke eloquently at length and without any notes, about ICANN’s history, current role and future.