While enjoying post-dinner refreshments, the audience can match wits with Internet luminaries on stage as they answer questions on industry trivia, history, and personalities. Modeled on the Computer History Bowl, the Web Bowl is sure to be a great show that entertains, informs, inspires—and provides some great laughs.
Join us to celebrate both the history and the future of the Web.
Jay Adelson is CEO of Digg, guiding all aspects of the company's development, growth and management. Under his leadership, Digg has grown from just a few thousand visitors to more than 20 million visitors per month today.
Steve Case launched Revolution in April of 2005. Revolutions mission is to drive transformative change by building businesses that give people better choices, control and convenience in important areas of their lives. Revolutions current activities are focused on companies in the healthcare, resort and wellness sectors.
Steve is currently Chairman of two non-profit organizations, the Case Foundation and Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure, an entrepreneurial approach to funding brain cancer research that he founded in 2001 with his late brother Dan.
Ronald Conway was the Founder and Managing Partner of the Angel Investors LP funds (1998-2005) He now invests independently as an angel investor Conway worked with National Semiconductor Corporation in marketing positions, Altos Computer Systems, as a co-founder, President and CEO, and Personal Training Systemsas CEO.
Dr. Gary Flake is responsible for bridging Microsoft Research and MSN, and for setting the technology vision and future direction of the MSN portal, Web search, desktop search, and commercial search efforts. He also is the founder and director of Live Labs, which represents Microsoft's greatest investment in applied research focused on Internet technologies.
Brad Garlinghouse is the Senior Vice President of Communications & Communities at Yahoo!. In this role, Brad is responsible for driving the strategy behind several of Yahoo!s core services that touch pivotal areas driving the current Web evolution: communication and collaboration.
Scott Kurnit is an investor and advisor. He sits on the Boards of Brightcove, Dotomi and Goodmail and advises Black Arrow, Critical Mention, Digital RailRoad, Email Data Source, Flock, Plum.com, SendMe Mobile, SmartBrief and Sphere and is a trustee of the Paley Center for Media. He founded and was Chairman/CEO of About Inc. (IPO, sold: PRM, NYT) and Sprinks (sold: Google) and was the Founding President of Showtime EventTelevision and InDemand.
As CEO of Ask.com, Jim Lanzone is responsible for overseeing world-wide business operations. Ask.com is one of the world's leading search engines, with more than 40 million users per month, offering unique tools and technologies that make search better. Previous to his role as CEO, Lanzone served as senior vice president and general manager of Ask.com US, leading product management, marketing and engineering for the Company. Lanzone joined Ask.com as vice president of product management in 2001.
Ted Leonsis serves in many leadership roles including as Vice Chairman of America Online LLC, a professional sports team owner, a film producer, a private-angel investor and an active philanthropist.
As the longest-tenured senior executive at AOL, Ted has served in multiple leadership capacities. Early in his career, he was the founder of several new media companies including Redgate Communications Corporation, a pioneering new media company which, in 1993, was the first company acquired by AOL.
John Markoff joined The New York Times in March 1988. He writes about computers and technology issues and is based in San Francisco. He worked for The San Francisco Examiner from 1985 to 1988.
Markoff has written about computer technology since 1977. He was a reporter at Infoworld from 1981 to 1983; he was the West Coast editor for Byte Magazine from 1984 to 1985 and wrote a column for The San Jose Mercury from 1983 to 1985.
Mary Meeker is a managing director and serves as leader of Morgan Stanley's global technology research team. Meeker co-covers U.S.-based internet and consumer software companies including Microsoft, Google, Yahoo!, eBay, and Amazon.com.
As CEO of SpikeSource, Kim Polese is responsible for guiding the company's business vision: enabling businesses to harness the power of open source as a flexible, reliable and cost-effective option for business-critical software. Prior to SpikeSource, Kim cofounded Marimba in 1996, and as President and CEO she led the company to profitability and a successful public offering. She then served as Chairman until Marimba's acquisition by BMC Software in April 2004.