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Marc Andreessen

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  • Session: Meet Ning

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Samuel B. Angus

Samuel B. Angus Samuel B. Angus is a partner in the Corporate Group of Fenwick & West LLP, a law firm specializing in high technology matters. Mr. Angus is resident in the San Francisco office and his practice concentrates on the formation of start-up companies, venture capital and debt financings, mergers and acquisitions, intellectual property licensing, joint ventures and general corporate matters. Mr. Angus represents a broad range of companies from privately held start-up companies to publicly traded corporations. His practice also includes advising entrepreneurs and investors.
  • Workshop: Financing and Venture Capital/Angel Term Sheet Fundamentals (Sponsored by Fenwick & West)

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Daniel Appelquist

Daniel Appelquist Daniel Appelquist is an American expatriate, living in London and working for Vodafone Group Research & Development. As a Senior Technology Strategist and Program Manager, he focuses on Web and mobile Web topics. He represents Vodafone in the W3C and in the Mobile Web Initiative which he helped create, and within which he chairs the Mobile Web Best Practices Working Group. He has also been involved with the development of dotMobi, the mobile top level domain.
  • Workshop: The Mobile Discussion

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Jeff Barr

Jeff Bar Jeff Barr is senior evangelist for Amazon Web Services. In this role, focuses on helping the Amazon Web Services developer community achieve success in building innovative and successful businesses using Amazon.com data and technology. He served as a liaison for O’Reilly & Associates technical guidebook, "Amazon Hacks." Jeff has held development and management positions at KnowNow, eByz, Akopia, and Microsoft, and was a co-founder of Visix Software. He earned his bachelor degree in Computer Science from the American University.
  • Workshop: Amazon Web Services Workshop (Sponsored by Amazon)
  • Workshop: The Next Internet Infrastructure

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John Battelle

John Battelle John Battelle is an entrepreneur, journalist, professor, and author. Currently founder and chairman of Federated Media Publishing, he is also a founder and executive producer of conferences in the media, technology, communications, and entertainment industries and "band manager" with BoingBoing.net. Previously, Battelle was founder, chairman, and CEO of Standard Media International (SMI), publisher of The Industry Standard and TheStandard.com. Prior to founding The Standard, Battelle was a co-founding editor of Wired magazine and Wired Ventures. He is the author of The Search: How Google and Its Rivals Rewrote the Rules of Business and Transformed Our Culture" (Portfolio, 2005).
  • Session: And Now a Word From Your.....
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  • Workshop: Marketing: Where Are We Now?
  • Session: Opening Welcome

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Marc Benioff

Marc Benioff Marc Benioff is chairman and CEO of salesforce.com . He founded the company in March 1999 with a vision to create an on-demand customer relationship management (CRM) solution that would replace traditional enterprise software technology. Benioff is now regarded as the leader of what he has termed "The End of Software," the growing belief that on-demand applications can democratize CRM by delivering immediate benefits to companies of all sizes at reduced risks and costs. Under Benioff's direction, salesforce.com has grown from a ground-breaking idea into a publicly traded company that is the market and technology leader in on-demand business services.
  • Session: Enterprise 2.0 Mashups

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Dr. Riza C. Berkan

Dr. Riza C. Berkan Founder of hakia, Dr. Berkan is a nuclear scientist with a specialization in artificial intelligence and fuzzy logic. He is the author of several articles in this area, including the book Fuzzy Systems Design Principles published by IEEE in 1997. Before launching hakia, Dr. Berkan worked for the U.S. Government for a decade with emphasis on information handling, criticality safety and safeguards. He holds a Ph.D. in Nuclear Engineering from the University of Tennessee, and B.S. in Physics from Hacettepe University, Turkey.

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Steve Berkowitz

Steve Berkowitz As senior vice president of the Online Services Group, Steve Berkowitz is responsible for the marketing, sales and business development related to Microsoft's online services, including MSN.com and Windows Live. Prior to this role at Microsoft, Berkowitz was the CEO of Ask.com. As CEO, Berkowitz was responsible for all business related to IAC Search & Media. In his previous role as president of Ask.com (a Web property of IAC Search & Media), Berkowitz is credited with building the management team that orchestrated the turn around of Ask.com, today the second-largest pure search site on the Internet.
  • Session: Disruption Opportunity: Beating Google at Their Own Game

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Jeffrey P. Bezos

Jeff Bezos Jeff Bezos has always been interested in anything that can be revolutionized by computers. Intrigued by the amazing growth in use of the Internet, Bezos created a business model that leveraged the Internet’s unique ability to deliver huge amounts of information rapidly and efficiently.

In 1994 he founded Amazon.com, Inc., now the leading online retailer, offering services that traditional retailers cannot: lower prices, authoritative selection and a wealth of product information.

Before heading west to start Amazon.com, Bezos worked at the intersection of computer science and finance, helping build one of the most technically sophisticated quantitative hedge funds on Wall Street for D.E. Shaw & Co. He also led the development of computer systems that helped manage more than $250 billion in assets for Bankers Trust Company.

He graduated summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa in electrical engineering and computer science from Princeton University in 1986.

  • Session: A Conversation with Jeff Bezos

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Gina Bianchini

Gina Bianchini Gina Bianchini is the co-founder and CEO of Ning (www.ning.com). Prior to Ning, she was co-founder and president of Harmonic Communications which was acquired by Dentsu. She has also held positions at CKS Group and Goldman Sachs & Co. She holds a B.A. from Stanford University and an M.B.A from Stanford Business School.
  • Session: Meet Ning

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Eric Billingsley

Eric Billingsley As director of the eBay Research Labs, Eric Billingsley is responsible for driving innovation at one of the most innovative companies in the world. Under Billingsley’s direction, the scientists and engineers working in eBay Research Labs explore what e-commerce will look like 5-10 years from now and define the trends and technologies that will shape its future.
  • Session: From the Labs

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Art Brodsky

Art Brodsky Art Brodsky is communications director of Public Knowledge. He is a veteran of Washington, D.C. telecommunications and Internet journalism and public relations. Art worked for 16 years with Communications Daily, a leading trade publication. He covered Congress through the passage of the Telecommunications Act of 1996, the Digital Millennium Copyright Act and other major pieces of legislation. He also covered telephone regulation at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and at state regulatory commissions. In addition, he has covered the online industry since before there was an Internet, coming in just after videotext died but before the World Wide Web.
  • Session: How to Win Friends and Influence People in Washington

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Jim Buckmaster

Jim Buckmaster Since 2000 Jim Buckmaster has led craigslist to be the most used classifieds service in any medium with over 10 million new ads and over 5 billion page views per month, while maintaining its renowned public service mission, unorthodox business philosophy, non-corporate vibe, and staff of 20.
  • Session: Disruption: Harnessing the Collective Intelligence

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Stewart Butterfield

Stewart Butterfield Stewart Butterfield is a director of product management at Yahoo! where he oversees the development of Flickr.com. He also co-founded and acted as CEO of Flickr's parent company, Ludicorp, before its acquisition by Yahoo! in the spring of 2005.

  • Workshop: Whose Data is It?

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Jason Calacanis

Jason Calcanis Jason McCabe Calacanis is CEO and co-founder of Weblogs Inc., a network of close to 50 widely read blogs including Engadget – ranked # 1 by Technorati - Joystiq, Autoblog, and Blogging Baby. Founded in January of 2004, Weblogs, Inc. became a wholly owned subsidiary of AOL in November of 2005. Calacanis, who was appointed a senior vice president of AOL, maintains editorial supervision over Weblogs, Inc. In June of 2006, Calacanis and relaunched Netscape, the iconic browser owned by AOL and was named its general manager.
  • Session: The Alumni Report - Web 2.0 Launches Revisited

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Marc Canter

Marc Canter Marc Canter is CEO of Broadband Mechanics, a company which is “bringing social to software”. Marc’s background is that he started a company called MacroMind - which became Macromedia - so he’s been in the software business for 23 years - and counting. Marc’s focus has been on open standards and the burgeoning world of open social networking. Panels, speeches, lectures, rants and embarrassing questions are his techniques to bring these issues up in public - around the world.
  • Workshop: The Next Internet Infrastructure

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Robert B. Carter

Robert B. Carter Robert B. Carter is executive vice president and chief information officer for FedEx Corporation. In his role as CIO, he is responsible for the corporation's key applications and technology infrastructure. FedEx applications, advanced networks, and data centers provide around-the-clock support for the information-intensive transportation, logistics, and business-related product offerings of FedEx Corporation.
  • Session: Atoms and Bits

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Vinton G. Cerf

Vinton G. Cerf Vinton G. Cerf is vice president and chief Internet evangelist for Google. Cerf served as a senior vice president of MCI from 1994-2005. Widely known as one of the "Fathers of the Internet," Cerf is the co-designer of the TCP/IP protocols and the architecture of the Internet. He received the U.S. National Medal of Technology in 1997 and the 2004 ACM Alan M. Turing award. In November 2005, he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
  • Session: Debate: Net Neutrality

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Pierre Chappaz

Pierre Chappaz Founder and CEO of Kelkoo (1999-2004), the leading european shopping engine. President, Yahoo Europe (2004). Currently co-CEO, Netvibes (Ajax start page), and Chairman of Wikio (Personalized info page). Pierre is also Chairman of the board of Photoways, inc. a pioneer and leader in the European online photograph printing market.
  • Workshop: Europe Has Come of Age

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Debra Chrapaty

Debra Chrapaty Debra Chrapaty is corporate vice president of Windows Live Operations, responsible for strategy and execution of the operational infrastructure, global networking, and datacenters that deliver MSN and Windows Live branded services, Microsoft communication and collaboration services, as well as many other Microsoft online services and web portals.

Previously, Chrapaty was senior vice president of technology of Organic Inc., an Internet marketing company, where she led development of the company's technical strategy and managed all partnerships, strategic alliances, and marketing agreements to help the firm's clients build relationships with their customers online.

  • Session: It's All About the Infrastructure

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Christophe Coenraets

Christophe Coenraets Christophe Coenraets currently works as a Senior Technical Evangelist at Adobe. Before joining Adobe, Christophe was an evangelist at Macromedia, focusing on Rich Internet Applications and Enterprise integration. Prior to Macromedia, he was the head of Java and J2EE Technical Evangelism at Sybase, where he started working on Java Enterprise projects in 1996. Before joining Sybase in the US, Christophe held different positions at Powersoft in Belgium, including Principal Consultant for PowerBuilder, and Manager of the Professional Services organization. Before joining Powersoft, he worked as a developer and architect on several retail and BPM projects.
  • Workshop: Breaking Free: Working with Real Time Data, Online, Offline, and Outside of the Browser (Sponsored by Adobe)

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Tod Cohen

Tod Cohen Tod Cohen serves as vice president and deputy general counsel of Worldwide Government Relations for eBay Inc. Cohen is responsible for global public policy for eBay and PayPal and manages their government relations’ offices in San Jose, Washington D.C., Brussels, Bern, Berlin, Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, and London. In 2000, he was eBay’s first full-time public policy employee in Washington, D.C. and now leads the eBay government relations efforts out of corporate headquarters in San Jose.
  • Session: How to Win Friends and Influence People in Washington

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Beth Comstock

Beth Comstock Beth Comstock was named president of Digital Media and Market Development in December 2005. She is accountable for driving NBC Universal’s digital strategy and leading the company’s content and distribution efforts to capitalize on new and emerging digital platforms. Her responsibilities also include strategic marketing, research, communications, and advertising and promotion. She reports directly to Bob Wright, vice chairman of GE and chairman and CEO of NBC Universal.

  • Session: Disruption Opportunity: Broadcast

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Alex Daley

Alex Daley is Senior Product Manager for Microsoft Live Labs. Daley first joined Microsoft in June 2004, serving as an academic relations manager working with top universities interested in doing research or teaching with Microsoft® development technologies. Following that, Daley was product manager and technical evangelist for Microsoft Virtual Earth, where he worked to enable developers and businesses to build location-enabled applications on the Microsoft Virtual Earth platform, and to provide advertisers with solutions to take advantage of the growing local and place search markets.
  • Workshop: Using Gadgets and Macros to Your Advantage (Sponsored by Windows Live Search)

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Jory Des Jardins

Jory Desjardins Jory Des Jardins is co-founder of BlogHer, LLC, an organization that creates opportunities for women bloggers to pursue exposure, education, and community and that works with media and technology companies on integrating traditional and social media into their business and editorial practices. She writes on women’s business issues, marketing, blogging, and entrepreneurship for Fast Company, Inc. Magazine, and her blog, Pause, which has provided the basis for a book she is writing on women in the workplace. She’s on the Advisory Board for Pluck’s BlogBurst syndication service and she serves on the Board of Directors of FeedBlitz.
  • Workshop: BlogHer Presents...World Domination via Collaboration

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Satish Dharmaraj

Satish Dharmaraj Satish Dharmaraj is founder and CEO of Zimbra and brings more than 20 years of leadership, knowledge, and management experience. Formerly, he was the vice president of the messaging products division at Openwave Systems, responsible for the email, unified messaging, voicemail, and instant messaging product lines. Dharmaraj was also part of the founding team at the unified messaging company Onebox that was sold to phone.com for $850M.

Before Onebox, Dharmaraj was at Sun Microsystems' JavaSoft Division where he lead the team that was responsible for the Java Servlets and was the original author of Java Server Pages (JSPs).

Dharmaraj has both a bachelor of science and a master's degree in computer sciences and an executive management degree from Harvard Business School.

  • Session: The Alumni Report - Web 2.0 Launches Revisited

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Ethan Diamond

Ethan Diamond Ethan Diamond is a Director of Product Management at Yahoo! where he leads the development efforts for the Yahoo! Mail beta initiative. Prior to joining Yahoo!, Diamond was co-founder and president of Oddpost, the award-winning Web mail service acquired by Yahoo! in 2004. The technology he developed at Oddpost now forms the basis of the new version of Yahoo! Mail, the No. 1 Web mail service in the U.S. and in the world. Before starting Oddpost, Diamond worked as an engineer at Halfbrain, where he helped build the first web-based spreadsheet application, and as an interface designer at Adobe Systems. Diamond is a graduate of Stanford University.
  • Session: Yahoo! Technology Preview

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Barry Diller

Barry Diller Barry Diller is the chairman and chief executive officer of IAC/InterActiveCorp, and chairman of Expedia, Inc.

IAC operates leading and diversified businesses in sectors being transformed by the internet, online and offline…its mission is to harness the power of interactivity to make daily life easier and more productive for people all over the world. IAC consists of HSN; Cornerstone Brands, Inc.; Ticketmaster, which oversees ReserveAmerica; LendingTree, LLC; LendingTree Loans; RealEstate.com; PRC; ServiceMagic; Match.com; Entertainment Publications; Interval International; Ask.com; Citysearch; and Evite.

  • Session: A Conversation with Barry Diller and Arthur Sulzberger

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Caterina Fake

Brian Capouch Enamored with the possibilities of the internet as a social medium, Caterina has built, managed and participated in dozens of online communities and social software. She is the co-founder of Ludicorp, the creators of Flickr. Flickr was acquired by Yahoo in 2005. Before founding Ludicorp, Caterina worked as Creative Director of Yellowball, an online collaborative storytelling space, originally developed at Interval Research and prior to that as Art Director at Salon. She has won numerous awards, including Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People in the World, Business Week's Best Leaders of 2005 and Fast Company's Fast 50.
  • Workshop: BlogHer Presents...World Domination via Collaboration

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Josh Felser

Josh Felser Mr. Felser is a seasoned media and communications executive who has built and managed online and traditional consumer businesses. Currently he is co-founder and President of Grouper, a startup that enables online group collaboration and personal media exchange, recently acquired by Sony Pictures Entertainment. Until February of 2001 he was Vice President of America Online and General Manager of AOL's music brands' Spinner, Winamp and Shoutcast. In October 1997 he became a co-founder of Spinner.com, a leading Internet music destination. He served as President until its May 1999 purchase by America Online. In July 1996 he founded Internet music startup RadioCo (a division of Organic Online), which ultimately merged with theDJ.com (renamed Spinner.com) .
  • Workshop: Future of Video: We Just Wanna Watch, Or Do We?

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David Filo

David Filo David Filo, a native of Moss Bluff, La., co-created the Yahoo! Internet navigational guide in April 1994 with Jerry Yang and co-founded Yahoo! Inc. in April 1995. Filo serves as a key technologist, directing the technical operations behind the company's global network of Web properties. He is credited with helping build Yahoo! into the world's most highly trafficked Web site and one of the Internet's most recognized brands. Filo holds a B.S. degree in computer engineering from Tulane University and an M.S. degree in electrical engineering from Stanford University. He is currently on a leave of absence from Stanford's electrical engineering Ph.D. program.
  • Session: A Conversation with Yahoo!

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Gary Flake

Gary Flake 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.
  • Session: From the Labs

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Mike Folgner

Mike Folgner, director of product management and co-founder of Jumpcut, is responsible for the recently-acquired Jumpcut, a video creation and sharing community complete with in-browser video editing, remixing and sharing. Mike has experience in sales and partnership development and has built consumer facing interactive multimedia products.
  • Workshop: Future of Video: We Just Wanna Watch, Or Do We?

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Brad Garlinghouse

Brad Garlinghouse

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.

  • Session: Yahoo! Technology Preview

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Jessica Hardwick

Jessica Hardwick Jessica Hardwick brings a passion for barter and more than 15 years of high-technology experience to her latest challenge at SwapThing. Her goal is to greatly increase the incidence of barter by making it faster, easier and accessible to everyone. The idea was born when a sick kitty and lack of funds necessitated a swap deal with an accounting-challenged veterinarian. SwapThing was designed to make barter as easy as auctioning or purchasing on the Internet, giving the consumers a chance to leverage what they have into what they want without spending a lot of money. SwapThing was also designed to help service providers fill downtime and gain new customers.
  • Workshop: BlogHer Presents...World Domination via Collaboration

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Jonathan Hare

Jonathan Hare Jonathan is the co-founder and CEO of Resilient, and is a noted expert in the application of complex adaptive systems theory to enterprise software and business processes. He was the founder and CEO of Consilient, an internet software firm which pioneered XML-based collaborative application technology. Earlier, he was the founding CEO of Evolve Software, an enterprise software vendor which pioneered a new application market, and went public in 2000.
  • Workshop: The Next Internet Infrastructure

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Curt Hecht

Curt Hecht Curt Hecht is an integral thought leader at GM Planworks, the unit of Starcom MediaVest Group (SMG) committed to media planning, research and buying on behalf of automotive giant General Motors. Hecht is a communications navigator, dedicated to mapping the evolving digital media landscape and guiding GM, one of the nation’s largest advertisers, toward innovative and engaging consumer contact. He works directly with the GM advertising and CRM teams. Hecht hones his media insight within the forward-thinking idea incubator that is the SMG network to fuel GM’s brand plans across a variety of emerging digital technologies.
  • Workshop: Marketing: Where Are We Now?

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Marc Hedlund

Marc Hedlund Marc Hedlund is Chief Product Officer at Wesabe, a personal finance startup. (He blogs at "Wheaties for Your Wallet": http://www.wesabe.com/blog/.) Before starting Wesabe, Marc was an entrepreneur-in-residence at O'Reilly Media. Prior to that, he was VP of Engineering at Sana Security; co-founder and CEO of Popular Power, a distributed computing startup; and founder and general manager of Lucas Online, the internet subsidiary of Lucasfilm, Ltd. During his early career, Marc was Director of Engineering at Organic Online, and was CTO at Webstorm, where he wrote one of the Internet's first shopping cart applications in 1994. He is a graduate of Reed College.
  • Workshop: Whose Data is It?

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Carla Hendra

Carla Hendra Appointed Co-Chief Executive Officer of Ogilvy North America in July 2005, Carla leads the flagship region of The Ogilvy Group with Bill Gray. Ogilvy North America includes Ogilvy & Mather, OgilvyOne, OgilvyInteractive, Ogilvy Public Relations, Neo@Ogilvy, 141 Worldwide and OgilvyHealthworld. She sits on both the Ogilvy & Mather Worldwide Board and the OgilvyOne Worldwide Board. A pioneer in digital marketing, Carla joined Ogilvy in 1996 and was named President of OgilvyOne and OgilvyInteractive in 1998, presiding over triple digit growth in digital media and marketing since then. At the 2001 CyberLions, Carla was the first woman to serve as a Jury Chair, and also served on the Jury for the 2003 Direct Lions. In 2005, Carla was named “Advertising Woman of the Year” by the Advertising Women of New York (AWNY). She was appointed to the Board of the Direct Marketing Association in 2005, and was named a Director-at-Large of the 4As in 2006.
  • Workshop: Marketing: Where Are We Now?

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Christine Herron

Christine Herron Christine Herron is a director at Omidyar Network, where she invests in both participatory content and communications infrastructure. Prior to Omidyar Network, Christine held operational roles with Mission Research, NetObjects, and Microsoft, and co-founded both Cycle Partners and Mercury2. Christine started as an investor with Geocapital Partners, where she funded early Internet and network infrastructure businesses such as Netcom and AXON Networks. Her current board participation includes Backfence, Common Sense Media, Digg, Nickel Tour Productions, and O'Reilly AlphaTech Ventures. Christine was ranked among the Top 20 Women in Technology in 2000 by AltaVista and holds degrees from Stanford University and Columbia University.
  • Workshop: Whose Data is It?

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Brent Hoberman

Brent Hoberman Brent co-founded lastminute.com in April 1998 with Martha Lane Fox in the living room of his London flat, three years after having drafted the initial idea while working as a strategy consultant. Brent was 29 and Martha was just 25. lastminute.com offers consumers airline tickets, car hire, hotel rooms, package holidays, entertainment tickets, restaurant reservations and home delivery, specialty services, gifts and auctions. Brent’s initial vision remains unchanged - “to delight customers with great value inspiration and solutions when they are going away, going out or staying in.’
  • Workshop: Europe Has Come of Age

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Mary Hodder

Mary Hodder Hodder founded Dabble, aiming to be 'the most comprehensive search and social search site on the planet', by helping users find, discover, organize, tag, describe and promote video. An information architect and 'live web' search expert, she has worked with companies in open source, photo sharing and search services.
  • Workshop: Future of Video: We Just Wanna Watch, Or Do We?

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Bradley Horowitz

Bradley Horowitz Bradley Horowitz, vice president of Yahoo!'s product strategy group, leads Yahoo!'s efforts in building innovative products and technologies across the company. Horowitz is driving innovation and leveraging Yahoo!'s platform to deliver compelling Yahoo! products and services to a community of 500 million users. In addition, he is responsible for the company's initiative to open up its platform which includes overseeing the Yahoo! Developer Network (Y!DN). Previously, he managed a portfolio of products for Yahoo! including media search, desktop search and the Yahoo! Toolbar.
  • Session: A Conversation with Yahoo!

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Joichi Ito

Joichi Ito Joichi Ito is the CEO of Neoteny (http://www.neoteny.com.) He is the Chairman of Creative Commons (http://www.creativecommons.org), a non-profit organization which proposes a middle way to rights management, rather than the extremes of the pure public domain or the reservation of all rights. He is on the board of Digital Garage (http://www.garage.co.jp/) and Technorati (http://www.technorati.com/). He is the Chairman of Six Apart Japan (http://www.sixapart.jp/) the weblog software company. He is the board of a number of non-profit organizations including The Mozilla Foundation, The Internet Corporation For Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) and WITNESS (http://www.witness.org/). He has created numerous Internet companies including PSINet Japan, Digital Garage and Infoseek Japan. He has served and continues to serve on numerous Japanese central as well as local government committees and boards, advising the government on IT, privacy and computer security related issues. He is currently researching "The Sharing Economy" as a Doctor of Business Administration candidate at the Graduate School of International Corporate Strategy at Hitotsubashi University in Japan. He is a follow at the USC Annenberg Center for Communications. He maintains a weblog (http://joi.ito.com/) where he regularly shares his thoughts with the online community.
  • Session: The World of Warcraft, Revealed

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Marcien Jenckes

Marcien Jenckes Marcien Jenckes, Vice President and General Manager of AOL Instant Messaging and Social Networking, oversees the AIM® service, which is at the center of one of the largest and most dynamic online and mobile communities. The AIM service is a complete communications console that offers instant messaging, email and mobile text messaging as well as robust voice, video and social networking services.
  • Workshop: **AOL** is Open: New Contexts, New Opportunities (Sponsored by AOL)

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Jeff Jonas

Jeff Jonas Jeff Jonas is chief scientist of the IBM Entity Analytic Solutions group and an IBM Distinguished Engineer. In these capacities, he is responsible for shaping the overall technical strategy of next generation identity analytics and the use of this new capability in the overall IBM products. Today, Jonas applies his real world and hands on experience in software design and development to drive technology innovations while delivering higher levels of privacy and civil liberties protections.
  • Session: Cops and Robbers Las Vegas Style

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Casey Jones

Casey Jones Before joining McCann Worldgroup as one of the agency’s two global strategy officers, Casey was Executive Vice President and Managing Director of Grey Global Group’s worldwide technology practice and CEO of Grey’s integrated San Francisco agency which included such clients as Oracle, VERITAS, WYSE, McAfee, Nokia, Gateway Computers and Wells Fargo Bank. His accomplishments on behalf of Microsoft include authorship of their current messaging strategy development process and co-development of the “All Up Business” initiative, now known as the People-Ready Business campaign.
  • Workshop: Marketing: Where Are We Now?

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Paul Kedrosky

Paul Kedrosky Dr. Kedrosky is a venture capitalist, media personality, and entrepreneur. He is a sought-after speaker; an analyst for CNBC television; a columnist for TheStreet/RealMoney; the editor of Infectious Greed, one of the best known business blogs on the Internet; and he is frequently quoted in major publications around the world.
  • Workshop: Enterprise 2.0

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Eric Kleptone

Eric Kleptone Mash-ups, Remix Culture, Bastard Pop, 21st-century audio collage, call it what you want, The Kleptones represent the vanguard of the next wave of music sampling. Copyright laws dictate that their work-to-date cannot be legally released, so, eschewing the traditional routine of illegal releases, The Kleptones nailed their flag to a higher mast, looked to the web-wide community and released their work for free online.

"We figured that, as we only sampled music that we loved, mostly made by people we respected, as the law stands, we have no right to profit from it. In an ideal world we would be able to at least legally give away our work for free, if not sell it and allow all the sampled participants to profit from it, but archaic copyright law and yards of major record label red tape mean this is very unlikely to happen."

  • Session: Disruption Opportunity: The Pirate and the Suit

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Danny Kolke

Danny Kolke Danny Kolke is CTO of Etelos, Inc., the makers of the Etelos Application Server and the Etelos Ecosystem. As an industry leader and distributor of web-based applications, Kolke regularly consults with clients from Fortune 500 companies as well as the average small business, and also works with hundreds of developers that are building and distributing on-demand, open source applications.
  • Workshop: SMBx: The Revolution of the SMB Application Marketplace (Sponsored by Etelos)

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Blake Krikorian

Blake Krikorian An experienced entrepreneur, Blake Krikorian cofounded Sling Media after founding and serving as the CEO of id8 Group Holdings, a firm that both advised industry-leading companies on product strategy and invested in new product creation. id8 Group’s client list has included, among others, Microsoft, AMD, ARM Ltd, AT&T, Toshiba, Hitachi, Vulcan, Inc., Samsung Electronics, and Time Warner.

  • Session: Disruption Opportunity: Broadcast

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Jim Lanzone

Jim Lanzone 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.
  • Session: Disruption Opportunity: Beating Google at Their Own Game

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Ross Levinsohn

Ross Levinsohn Ross Levinsohn was named president of News Corporation’s Fox Interactive Media in July 2005 upon the creation of the new division dedicated to leveraging the strength of Fox’s distinctive entertainment, sports, and lifestyle brands online. Levinsohn is responsible for managing Fox Interactive’s growing stable of internet assets and pursuing strategic investments to further expand News Corp.’s online presence. Since launching the new division, Levinsohn has led FIM’s acquisitions of Intermix, parent company of social networking leader, MySpace.com, and Scout.com, a leading online sports network. Today, the FIM Network’s vast audience is one of the largest on the Internet with record setting growth, driven by the phenomenon of social networking and category leader, MySpace.com.
  • Session: A Conversation with Ross Levinsohn

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Jack Ma

Jack Ma Jack Ma and his team of 18 founders created Alibaba.com in an apartment in Hangzhou, China in March of 1999. Since that time, Alibaba's web sites have grown to include 30 million registered members from more than 200 countries and territories.

In 1995, Ma founded China Pages, widely regarded to be China's first internet-based company. Ma then accepted an invitation from China's Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic Cooperation (MOFTEC) to head the information department of the China International Electronic Commerce Center (CIECC). He left MOFTEC to launch Alibaba.com.

  • Session: A Conversation with Jack Ma

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Om Malik

Om Malik Om Malik is the founder of GigaOmniMedia, Inc., an online news and weblog that delivers technology news, analysis, and opinions to a monthly global audience of one million consumers and professionals interested in the world of hi-tech. His daily rants on tech/telecom and broadband can be found at http://gigaom.com.
  • Workshop: The Mobile Discussion

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Marissa Mayer

Marissa Mayer Marissa Mayer leads the product management efforts on Google's search products: web search, images, groups, news, Froogle, the Google Toolbar, Google Desktop, Google Labs, and more. She joined Google in 1999 as Google's first female engineer and led the user interface and web server teams. Her efforts have included designing and developing Google's search interface; internationalizing the site to more than 100 languages; defining Google News, Gmail, and Orkut; and launching more than 100 features and products on Google.com. Several patents have been filed on her work in artificial intelligence and interface design.
  • Session: What Google Knows

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Ross Mayfield

Ross Mayfield Ross Mayfield is CEO & Co-founder of Socialtext, the first wiki company and leading provider of Enterprise 2.0 solutions. Mayfield has grown the company to over 2,000 customers with Software-as-a-Service, Appliance and Open Source solutions. Mayfield partnered with Dan Bricklin, the creator of the first spreadsheet visiCalc, to co-develop and distribute SocialCalc. Socialtext is backed by Draper Fisher Jurvetson, SAP Ventures and Omidyar Network.
  • Workshop: Enterprise 2.0

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Roger McNamee

Roger McNamee Roger McNamee began his career at T. Rowe Price, where he managed the top-ranked Science & Technology Fund. In 1991, he launched Integral Capital Partners, the first crossover fund (combining later stage venture capital with public market investments), in partnership with Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. In 1999, McNamee cofounded Silver Lake Partners, the first private equity fund focused on technology businesses and the top-performing fund of its era. In 2004, McNamee and his partners launched Elevation Partners, a private equity partnership focused on media and entertainment content.
  • Session: Disruption Opportunity: Venture Capital

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Mary Meeker

Mary Meeker 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.
  • Session: The State of the Internet, Part 3

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Roger Meike

Roger Meike Roger Meike, a senior director at Sun Labs, oversees multiple research and advanced development projects for Sun Microsystems, in areas ranging from VOIP, digital media, Digital Rights Management and storage to small Java Virtual Machines. In addition, Meike currently leads project Sun SPOT, an effort to design, build, market, and create a community around small, Java-based, wireless sensor devices. Meike joined Sun Labs in December of 2003.
  • Session: From the Labs

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Scott Meyer

Scott Meyer Scott B. Meyer was appointed president and chief executive officer of About, Inc. in June 2005. In this exciting time of growth and expansion, Meyer continues to cultivate About’s strengths in original content development and advertising management, as well as leads the development of About’s relationship with parent company, The New York Times Company.
  • Workshop: Advertising 2.0 (Sponsored by About.com)

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Mårten Mickos

Mårten Mickos Mårten Mickos, CEO of MySQL, brings a strong track record of leadership in global high-tech companies to MySQL AB. Prior to joining MySQL in 2001, Mickos was CEO at MatchON Sports, which he grew to become the twenty-fourth “hottest e-business” in Europe within nine months of its inception. Previously, Mickos was CEO at Intellitel Communications, where he was instrumental in transitioning the company from a development lab to a commercial software vendor. He has also directed worldwide sales efforts at several technology companies.
  • Session: The Great Database in the Sky

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Jonathan F. Miller

Jonathan F. Miller Jonathan F. Miller is responsible for setting the strategy and overseeing the businesses and operations of the world's leading interactive services company. Miller came to AOL in 2002 with extensive management experience in interactive services, media, entertainment, and associated enabling technologies. Before joining AOL, Miller was president and CEO of USA Information and Services (USAIS). The 15,000-employee unit he led earned $3 billion in revenue and included businesses such as Ticketmaster and Ticketmaster.com, Citysearch and Match.com teleservices, USA Electronic Commerce Solutions, and the USA Travel Group comprising HRN, USA Travel Channel, and Expedia.com.
  • Session: A Conversation with Jonathan Miller

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Paul Misener

Paul Misener Both an engineer (B.S., electrical engineering and computer science, Princeton University, 1985) and lawyer (J.D., George Mason University, 1993; Distinguished Alumni Award, 2001), Paul Misener is Amazon.com’s vice president for Global Public Policy. He is responsible for formulating and representing the company’s public policy positions worldwide, as well as for managing policy specialists in Washington, Brussels, Tokyo, Ottawa, Beijing, and elsewhere.
  • Session: How to Win Friends and Influence People in Washington

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David Munns

David Munns During Munns’ tenure, EMI Music has signed agreements with hundreds of digital partners to distribute its music across the globe, and he continues to drive the company to embrace a growing range of new digital business models – from advertising supported mobile video to legal p2p – to enable fans to experience and purchase its artists’ output through a number of different platforms and services. Munns began his music business career at EMI in 1972, working as an advertising clerk in the marketing department at the company’s London headquarters where his main task was distributing sales figures.
  • Session: Disruption Opportunity: The Pirate and the Suit

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Tim O'Reilly

Tim O’Reilly Tim O'Reilly is founder and CEO of O'Reilly Media, Inc., thought by many to be the best computer book publisher in the world. In addition to publishing pioneering books like Ed Krol's The Whole Internet User's Guide & Catalog (selected by the New York Public Library as one of the most significant books of the twentieth century), O'Reilly has also been a pioneer in the popularization of the Internet. O'Reilly's Global Network Navigator site (GNN, which was sold to America Online in September 1995) was the first Web portal and the first true commercial site on the World Wide Web.
  • Session: Debate: Net Neutrality
  • Session: Opening Welcome

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Bjørn Olstad

Bjørn Olstad Bjørn Olstad, Ph.D., serves as the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of FAST. Before joining the Company, Dr. Olstad held key positions within General Electric Medical Systems, including Director of Research and Development for Cardiac Ultrasound. He has served as a professor in computer science at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), where he was awarded the youngest professorship ever.
  • Workshop: Radical Context: New Search for the New Web (Sponsored by FAST)

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Ray Ozzie

Ray Ozzie Ray Ozzie, the creator of IBM's Lotus Notes, is an industry visionary and pioneer in computer-supported cooperative work. As a chief technical officer of Microsoft Corp., Ozzie reports to Microsoft chairman and chief software architect Bill Gates. In this role, Ozzie has responsibility for influencing corporate communications and collaboration strategy, applications, and platform infrastructure.

  • Session: A Conversation with Ray Ozzie

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Bob Parsons

Bob Parsons Bob Parsons is the founder and CEO of The Go Daddy Group®, Inc., the world’s largest domain name registrar. A serial entrepreneur, Parsons’ first endeavor was Parsons Technology, a software company started in his basement in 1984, after teaching himself how to write computer programs. He sold that company to Intuit for $64 million.

In 1997 Parsons started what would become GoDaddy.com, now the world’s largest domain name registrar. He writes one of the most-read CEO blogs, www.bobparsons.com, and hosts his own weekly radio program, www.lifeonline.com.

Parsons is a CPA and graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Baltimore. He joined the U.S. Marine Corps during the Vietnam War and received a Purple Heart Medal.

  • Session: What GoDaddy Knows

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Robert Pepper

Robert Pepper Pepper leads a team driving Cisco’s global agenda for advanced technology policy in areas such as IP enabled services, broadband, wireless and security. He joined Cisco in July 2005 from the Federal Communications Commission where he served as an advisor to the last six Chairmen of the FCC on policy development focusing especially on issues cutting across traditional industry and institutional boundaries as a result of new technologies and convergence. Prior to the FCC, Pepper was Director of the Annenberg Washington Program in Communications Policy. He also was Acting Associate Administrator at the National Telecommunications and Information
  • Session: Debate: Net Neutrality

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Safa Rashtchy

Safa Ratschy Safa Rashtchy was most recently a Managing Director, a Senior Research Analyst focused on Internet media and marketing, and the Lead China analyst at Piper Jaffray and Company. He joined Piper Jaffray in 1997 and led the firm's expansion efforts in Internet industry and, most notably, in expansion to China. Rashtchy has published numerous research and industry reports on Online Advertising, Search, Chinese Internet market, and other segments of Internet Media and Technology.
  • Session: Discussion: What the Desirable Demographic Wants

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Danny Rimer

Danny Rimer Danny Rimer joined Index Ventures in 2002 as the partner responsible for establishing the firm's London office and expanding the firm's presence in Northern Europe. His investment interests include enterprise infrastructure, applications, and services. He currently serves on the boards of Fon, Last.fm, Lovefilm, MySQL, Sourcelabs, Spotrunner, Stardoll, Viagogo, and Zend, and is an observer on Betfair.

Prior to joining Index, Rimer was a general partner of The Barksdale Group, where he invested in a dozen companies including CrossGain (now BEA), myCFO (now Bank of Montreal), Neoteris (now NetScreen/Juniper), Ofoto (now Kodak), and TellMe. Prior to joining The Barksdale Group, Rimer was managing director in Hambrecht & Quist's (now JP Morgan) Equity Research Group. At H&Q, Rimer was the underwriting analyst for companies including Amazon, CheckPoint, CNET, Netscape, and Verisign. He also sponsored direct investments in over 20 companies. He holds an A.B from Harvard College.

  • Workshop: Europe Has Come of Age

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Kevin Rose

Kevin Rose Kevin Rose is the founder and chief architect of digg, where he oversees all aspects of the management and development of the digg web site. He is also a co-host of Diggnation, a weekly video podcast based on digg.com news stories and content that consistently ranks as one of the top podcast downloads from the Apple iTunes Music Store.
  • Session: What Digg Knows

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Richard Rosenblatt

Richard Rosenblatt Richard Rosenblatt is cofounder, chairman, and CEO of Demand Media, a new media company formed in April 2006. Through a series of acquisitions and internal development, Demand Media has created a new media platform that includes unique content and community applications, natural traffic, and high-margin monetization partnerships. Rosenblatt also serves as non-executive chairman of iCrossing, a leading digital and natural search firm.
  • Session: Disruption: Harnessing the Collective Intelligence

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Tod M. Sacerdoti

Tod M. Sacerdoti is the Founder and CEO of BrightRoll. Most recently, Tod was the Director of Revenue and Business Development at Plaxo, one of the fastest growing companies in the history of the Internet. Previously, Tod was the Director of Business Development at Spoke Software, an enterprise software firm providing tools to sales forces to better leverage relationships. Tod also worked at Interscope, Geffen and A&M Records, a division of the Universal Music Group and was an analyst in both the Mergers & Acquisitions Group and the Internet Corporate Finance group at Robertson Stephens. Tod has an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and has a B.A. in Economics from Yale University.
  • Workshop: Future of Video: We Just Wanna Watch, Or Do We?

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Marc Samwer

Marc Samwer Marc is the CEO and Managing Director of the European Founders Fund, a private venture capital firm Marc runs with his two brothers. Before, Marc and his brothers were the CEOs and founders of Jamba!/Jamster, the internationally successful wireless entertainment company acquired by VeriSign in June 2004. In 1999, Marc and his brothers had started Alando which became eBay Germany, eBay's most successful international marketplace. Marc and his brothers were Managing Directors of eBay Germany.
  • Workshop: Europe Has Come of Age

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Eric Schmidt

Eric Schmidt

Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin recruited Eric Schmidt from Novell, where he led that company's strategic planning, management and technology development as chairman and CEO. Since coming to Google, Eric has focused on building the corporate infrastructure needed to maintain Google's rapid growth as a company and on ensuring that quality remains high while product development cycle times are kept to a minimum.

Along with Page and Brin, Schmidt shares responsibility for Google's day-to-day operations. His Novell experience culminated a 20-year record of achievement as an Internet strategist, entrepreneur and developer of great technologies. His well-seasoned perspective perfectly complements Google's needs as a young and rapidly growing search engine with a unique corporate culture.

  • Session: A Conversation with Eric Schmidt

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Toni Schneider

Toni Schneider Toni Schneider is CEO of Automattic, the makers of the WordPress.com blogging service and the Akismet anti comment spam service, and is a venture partner at VC firm True Ventures. Prior to his current roles, Schneider was a VP at Yahoo! where he ran the Yahoo! Developer Network, a new initiative to turn Yahoo! into an open web services platform for third party software developers. He joined Yahoo! through their acquisition of Oddpost where he was CEO. Prior to Oddpost he held technical and marketing roles at several Silicon Valley startups. Schneider studied Computer Science at Stanford. More info can be found on Toni's blog at Toni's blog.
  • Session: Disruption: Harnessing the Collective Intelligence

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Dmitry Shapiro

Dmitry Shapiro Dmitry Shapiro is a world-recognized thought leader and visionary in electronic communications, peer-to-peer networking, online community, and computer security. He is a frequent speaker at major technology and business events, and is widely quoted in the press, including InfoWorld, PCWorld, Computer World, eWeek, Internet World, and other publications.

Prior to founding Veoh Networks in 2004, Shapiro founded Akonix Systems, Inc, pioneering the technologies that are now standard corporate requirements for IM and P2P management.

  • Session: The Alumni Report - Web 2.0 Launches Revisited

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Ram Shriram

Ram Shriram Ram Shriram is a founding board member of Google Inc. and 247customer.com. As a technology industry insider for over 25 years, he has worked in companies large and small across all functional areas and through fluctuating business cycles. Shriram started Sherpalo in January, 2000, with the goal of applying his wealth of operating and company building experience to promising early stage ventures. This year, Shriram was named one of the top three dealmakers in high-tech by Forbes magazine.
  • Session: Disruption Opportunity: Venture Capital

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Rod Smith

Rod Smith od Smith is an IBM fellow and vice president of the IBM Emerging Internet Technologies organization, where he leads a group of highly technical innovators that are often considered mavericks within IBM. In his many years in the industry Rod has moved IBM, and the industry, to a rapid adoption of technologies such as Web services, XML, Linux, J2EE, and various wireless standards. As an IBM Fellow Rod is helping lead IBM's strategic planning around Web 2.0 technologies and practices, with a focus on how these technologies can bring real business value to IBM's customers.
  • Workshop: What Does SOA Have to Do with Web 2.0? (Sponsored by IBM)

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Lisa Stone

Lisa Stone Award-winning journalist and media strategist Lisa Stone has helped launch successful blog networks, interactive programming and online women's communities for many national brands ( Law.com, Glam.com, Women.com ). At BlogHer, Lisa acts as lead advocate for the nearly 6,000 members and 60 contributing editors of the BlogHer.org social community, as well as 100+ bloggers who publish ads as part of BlogHerAds.com, a premium advertising network. Her writing has appeared in numerous print and online publications, including The New York Times. Her personal blog, Surfette, began as an extension of her 2004 convention blog for the Los Angeles Times.
  • Workshop: BlogHer Presents...World Domination via Collaboration

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Arthur Sulzberger, Jr.

Arthur Sulzberger, Jr. Arthur Sulzberger, Jr. was named chairman of The New York Times Company on October 16, 1997. As the Company’s senior executive, he is responsible for its long-term business strategy. Sulzberger, who became publisher of The New York Times in 1992, continues to run the Company’s flagship enterprise on a day-to-day basis. Over the past decade, he has shaped and implemented innovative print, broadcast, and online initiatives that are enabling the Company to compete successfully in the 21st century global media marketplace.
  • Session: A Conversation with Barry Diller and Arthur Sulzberger

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Michael Tanne

Michael Tanne Michael is founder and CEO of Wink, a Social Search Engine that uses people's contributions and feedback to make it easier to find and share current, relevant results on the Web. Previously Michael was founder of AdForce, a publicly-traded Internet ad serving company acquired by CMGi in 2000. Michael then founded XDegrees which was acquired by Microsoft in 2002. Previously Michael ran products at Verity, the leader in enterprise search. Michael is also an investor/advisor to start-ups including LinkedIn, SimplyHired, Flock, Dogster, Revision3, RealTravel and Edgeio and serves on the board of Cloudmark, a leading anti-spam provider.
  • Session: The Alumni Report - Web 2.0 Launches Revisited

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Don Tapscott

Don Tapscott Don Tapscott is an internationally sought authority, consultant, and speaker on business strategy and organizational transformation, and a recognized thought leader on the Net Generation—the transformational generation who use digital tools to develop and impose their culture and beliefs on all aspects of society, from how brands are marketed to how employees are recruited and retained.
  • Workshop: How the Net Generation Changes Marketing and Management
  • Session: The Global Plant Floor

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Ben Trott

Ben Trott Ben Trott is co-founder and CTO of Six Apart, the leader in blogging software and services. Ben manages technical direction for the Six Apart team all over the world, having developed Movable Type with his co-founder and wife Mena G. Trott in 2001, led development of the TypePad hosted blogging service in 2003, and most recently spearheaded development of Six Apart’s new personal blogging service for friends and family, Vox. He lives in San Francisco with Mena and their dog Maddy.
  • Session: Meet Vox

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Owen Van Natta

Owen Van Natta Owen Van Natta is chief operating officer at Facebook, where he is responsible for the business, operational and financial strategy for the fast-growing Palo Alto-based company. Prior to Facebook, Owen was vice president of worldwide business and corporate development at Amazon.com where he drove strategic initiatives that resulted in additional revenue streams and business opportunities for the company. Most recently, Owen was founder and vice president at A9.com, where he was responsible not only for the workings of the Internet site itself but Amazon.com product search and sponsored link advertising.
  • Session: Disruption: Harnessing the Collective Intelligence

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Anssi Vanjoki

Anssi Vanjoki Anssi Vanjoki is Executive Vice President and General Manager of Multimedia at Nokia. He heads the business group responsible for offering devices and services for bringing mobile multimedia to consumers in different forms based on Symbian S60 and Linux platforms.
  • Workshop: The Mobile Discussion

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

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Jenna Woodul

LiveWorld, Inc. has over 20 years of experience creating, operating, and moderating online communities for a variety of companies such as eBay, AOL, Dove, MINI, HBO, BEA, and Campbell's Soup. A LiveWorld co-founder, Jenna is an executive sponsor and consultant for company clients. She oversees the LiveWorld definition of community culture, strategic planning through community development, and the ongoing evolution of the LiveWorld model. She began her online career in 1984 as part of AppleLink (Apple's business communications service) and AppleLink Personal Edition (which later became America Online), and later headed up community for eWorld and Talk City.
  • Workshop: BlogHer Presents...World Domination via Collaboration

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Hyun-Oh Yoo

Hyun-Oh Yoo Hyun-Oh Yoo, Ph.D., is a CEO of SK Communications based in Korea. Yoo started his career in the marketing division of SK Co. in 1983 and then joined the office of chairman for management planning of the SK Group in 1990, involved in preparation for SK’s advance into the telecommunication business. After the successful establishment of SK Telecom, he studied in the U.S. to broaden his knowledge of telecommunications and media; he was awarded M.A and Ph.D. degrees during his stay.
  • Session: Cyworld Revealed

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Jason Zajac

Jason Zajac As the GM of Social Media at Yahoo!, Jason is responsible for overseeing the company’s product offering for Yahoo! Video, Image Search and Audio Search, Podcasting and the Flickr photo sharing community site. These products and services seek to leverage Yahoo!’s core search technology platforms as well as enable personalized and community-driven discovery of rich media content, plus user content creation and publishing. Jason was previously the VP of Strategy for Search and Marketplace at Yahoo!.
  • Session: Disruption Opportunity: Broadcast

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Niklas Zennström

Niklas Zennström Niklas is an Internet entrepreneur, who co-founded, Joost, Atomico, Skype and Kazaa among other companies. He is currently a partner of Atomico. In addition to this, he is also the co-chairman of Joost and the chairman of Skype.
  • Event: Dinner & Conversation with Niklas Zennstrom (hosted by hakia)

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