DIAMOND SPONSORS
America Online, Inc.
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PLATINUM SPONSORS
Fast Search
IBM
Yahoo!
GOLD SPONSORS
About.com
Adobe Systems, Inc.
Ask
Etelos
Fenwick & West LLP
Level 3 Communications
Microsoft Windows Live
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Accenture
Cambrian House
Foldera
Fox Interactive Media
Genius
Google
HCL Technologies
Laszlo Systems
Nokia
Radialpoint
Six Apart Ltd.
Sun Microsystems
Yoono
LAUNCH PAD SPONSORS
Mayfield Venture
Norwest Venture Partners
Polaris Venture Partners
BRONZE SPONSORS
Amazon Web Services
Answerbag.com
eSnips
Intel
Intel Capital
Intel Software Partner Program
InternetRealEstate.com
MyDecide
Omniture
ThinkFree
MEDIA SPONSORS
Fast Company
Federated Media
Information Week
Online Publishers Association
Red Herring
Topix.net
Wired Magazine

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Eckart Walther
As the vice president of product management for Yahoo! Search, Eckart is responsible for setting overall strategy and prioritization for all Yahoo! Search products. Eckart currently oversees the development of products that are core to Yahoo!’s ongoing Search initiatives, including Social Search (del.icio.us, Yahoo! My Web, Yahoo! Anwers), search distribution products (Yahoo! Toolbar) and global search platforms. Previously, Eckart served as senior director of products for Yahoo! Network Services.

Prior to joining Yahoo!, Eckart was the director of product management for platform and hosting products at Tellme Networks, one of the pioneers of Internet-powered telecommunications.

Before joining Tellme Networks, Eckart served at Netscape for four years. Starting as platform product manager for Netscape Navigator strategy, Eckart went on to build the My Netscape platform and co-author the original RSS technology. Eckart later served as the director of product management for internet platform and registrations products at Netscape.

Eckart also served a stint as a researcher at Stanford University doing artificial intelligence research. He began his career at GE corporate research in the software technology program, where he specialized in AI research and worked on one of the first multi-processor versions of the UNIX operating system.

Eckart holds both BS and MS degrees in computer engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in upstate New York.

  • Workshop: Yahoo!'s Web 2.0 Strategy: Users, Publishers & Advertisers (Sponsored by Yahoo!)