Steve Weber, Network Partner

Steve is a Pro­fes­sor in the Polit­i­cal Sci­ence Depart­ment and in the School of Infor­ma­tion at UC Berke­ley, where he is also the Exec­u­tive Direc­tor, Cen­ter of Long-Term Cyber­se­cu­ri­ty. He works at the inter­sec­tion of tech­nol­o­gy mar­kets, intel­lec­tu­al prop­er­ty regimes, and inter­na­tion­al polit­i­cal econ­o­my. A pro­fes­sor since 1990, Steve was one of the ear­ly lead­ers at GBN and helped to estab­lish sce­nar­io plan­ning as a core method­ol­o­gy in busi­ness, gov­ern­ment, and non-prof­it sec­tors. He was lat­er a Senior Advi­sor at Mon­i­tor Group where he focused on devel­op­ing growth strate­gies for C-suite exec­u­tives in knowl­edge inten­sive indus­tries and com­pet­i­tive­ness strate­gies for both emerg­ing and devel­oped coun­tries. As Senior Polit­i­cal Advi­sor at the Glover Park Group, he devel­oped com­mu­ni­ca­tions and nego­ti­a­tion strate­gies for firms and indus­try asso­ci­a­tions whose mar­kets meet reg­u­la­to­ry, pub­lic rela­tions, and for­eign direct invest­ment con­cerns.
Steve went to both med­ical school and grad­u­ate school in polit­i­cal sci­ence at Stan­ford. He was a post-doc at Har­vard and served as Spe­cial Polit­i­cal Con­sul­tant to the Pres­i­dent of the Euro­pean Bank for Recon­struc­tion and Devel­op­ment. He is best known for his research that explains how Open Source soft­ware com­mu­ni­ties work, and for his con­tri­bu­tions to aca­d­e­mic and pub­lic debates about the eco­nom­ics of glob­al­iza­tion and for­eign pol­i­cy. His aca­d­e­mic work pro­vides a for­ward-look­ing foun­da­tion for prac­ti­cal insights about macro­eco­nom­ic shifts that influ­ence the ide­o­log­i­cal, social, polit­i­cal, and orga­ni­za­tion­al align­ments that, in turn, shape today’s and tomorrow’s mar­kets.