Speakers

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Jay Adelson

Jay Adelson 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.

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Praveen Alavilli

Praveen Alavilli is a lead developer for AOL Web Authentication Systems. He works on designing and building Strong Authentication and Single Sign On System for all AOL Web Properties. He has been recently working on building support for new User-Centric Open Protocols within AOL.

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John Allsopp

John Allsopp (http://johnfallsopp.com) is a software developer and long-standing web development speaker, writer, evangelist, and self-proclaimed expert. Since 1993 he has been working with and developing for the Web. He is the head developer of the leading cross-platform CSS development tool Style Master, developer and publisher of Westciv’s (http://westciv.com) renowned training courses and learning resources on CSS and standards-based development, and author of the highly regarded article, “A Dao of Web Design.”, as well as dozens more.

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Stefan Andreasen

As the CEO and technical founder of Kapow Technologies, Stefan Andreasen has been involved with more than 100 enterprise mashup and Web 2.0 projects over the past two years at Global 2000 companies such as Audi, DHL, Wells Fargo and Vodafone. Meanwhile, Kapow also serves consumer companies that offer community and mashup applications such as CNET, SimplyHired.com and Ziggs.com.

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Ed Anuff

Ed Anuff is co-founder, president and CEO of Widgetbox. Prior to co-founding Widgetbox, Mr. Anuff was the co-founder of Epicentric and served as the company’s first CEO, growing the company to over $40 million in annual revenues, with 300+ employees worldwide. Epicentric was acquired by Vignette in late 2002 and Mr. Anuff joined its leadership team.

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Kapil Apshankar

Kapil Apshankar Kapil leads Web 2.0 initiatives in Cognizant. He has donned various hats at Cognizant, and currently manages high value presentation engineering initiatives that leverage Cognizant’s unique Skills Factory model. Kapil is responsible for planning, defining and implementing new technology programs at Cognizant. He has worked helping large and small clients alike to leverage the power of emerging technologies. His key experience areas are knowledge management, L10n, i18n, web services and e-marketplaces. Kapil is a PMI certified Project Management Professional and has spent most of the past year focusing on ways to leverage the power of Web 2.0 technologies to build intuitive and scalable web applications

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Akin Arikan

Akin Arikan, Senior Segment Manager, Unica Corporation Akin leads product marketing and product management for Unica’s Internet Marketing Solutions group and is responsible for ensuring customer satisfaction and success with the Unica NetTracker line of Web traffic analysis software. Previously, Akin incubated, developed and implemented analytical enterprise applications across various industries. At a BI software vendor Akin was responsible for the product management of analytical applications, as well as BI server products. Akin received a master's degree in computer science and business administration from the University of Hamburg, Germany

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Nicole Armbruster

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Michael Arrington

Mike Arrington is the founder of the Crunch Network and editor of Tech Crunch, a weblog "dedicated to obsessively profiling and reviewing new Internet products and companies." Arrington founded edgeio, a classified listings system company. He is on the board of Foldera, a web-based organizer, and is an investor in Daylife, a news startup. He has served as a corporate lawyer, been involved in sales and business development at RealNames and co-founded Achex, which was sold to First Data Corp. He also founded two companies in Canada and was COO at Razorgator. He consulted stints have included SnapNames, Verisign and Spotback.

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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).

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James Baty

James Baty James Baty is the vice president and CTO for Sun's Global Systems Engineering organization and has been a Sun Systems Architect for over eight years. He was the first person in Sun Services to achieve recognition as a Sun Distinguished Engineer.

Baty is an expert in the design, implementation, and management of information technology. He is renowned for his work as lead architect in designing the technical architectures for many of Sun's customers, including highly available systems for several global telecommunications and financial services companies.

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Lane Becker

Lane Becker Speaker biography coming soon.

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Hooman Beheshti

Hooman Beheshti Hooman is the VP of Products at Crescendo and is responsible for product technology, product marketing and technical evangelism. Hooman has over 10 years of experience in the networking and Internet acceleration and optimization industries. Hooman previously served as Chief Technology Officer for Radware, Inc (NASDAQ:RDWR), where his responsibilities spanned from product definition and product management to technical evangelism and business development. He holds a B.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from University of California in Irvine.

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Mike Beltzner

Mike Beltzner Mike Beltzner is a Phenomenologist for the Mozilla Corporation. He is a cognitive scientist and teacher by education, usability specialist and product manager by training, and an optimist and compromise- seeker by nationality. His job is to ensure that the user is at the heart of the entire Mozilla phenomenon. He lives in Toronto with his wife and his cat

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David Berkowitz

David Berkowitz is Director of Strategic Planning for 360i and oversees the Search Informed Marketing firm's Emerging Media practice. Every Tuesday, he pens the Search Insider column for MediaPost, with over 100 articles published to date. He has spoken at Ad:Tech, MediaPost's OMMA and Search Insider Summits, the Magazine Publishers of America, The Wall Street Transcript, Digital Hollywood, and many other venues.

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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.

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Jay Bhatti

Jay Bhatti Jay Bhatti is the co-founder of spock.com and runs product and marketing for Spock. Prior roles include management positions at Microsoft and Accenture. Bhatti has an MBA from The Wharton School, and a B.S. in engineering from Rutgers University.

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Roger Billerey-Mosier

Roger Billerey-Mosier Roger Billerey-Mosier is a software developer at Trulia, a real estate search engine. Roger architects and writes most of the trulia.com Website code. His focus is building useful, responsive applications that make users' lives easier and bridging the gap between the desktop and the Web.

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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.

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Tom Biro

Tom Biro, Director, MWW Group New Media Strategies - Tom Biro heads MWW Group's DialogueMedia practice, specializing in new media strategies that range from blogs, podcasts, and mobile marketing campaigns for clients. Most recently, he has managed Nikon's outreach to those in the online and blogging space, and spearheaded the company's new press room, which includes search engine optimization techniques and RSS abilities.

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David A. Black

David Alan Black David A. Black is a long-time Ruby and Rails programmer, author, and trainer. Active in the Ruby world since 2000, David is the author of Ruby for Rails: Ruby techniques for Rails developers, from Manning Publications. He has co-organized numerous Ruby/Rails conferences and spoken at conferences and Ruby/Rails users groups in the United States, Canada, and England. David is the chief author of Ruby's standard scanf library, and the author and maintainer of the official Ruby Change Request site.

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Jennifer Black

If it's marketed online, Jennifer knows about it. With more than 15 years of experience in online and offline marketing, strategic planning, business development and e-commerce promotion, she's the go-to web marketing resource. At Local.com, she manages search engine marketing and optimization, promotion, branding, public relations, industry relations and corporate communications. Jennifer was previously with Autobytel, the industry leader in the online automotive space, where she was instrumental in driving traffic and monetizing partnerships throughout the company’s network of websites. During her tenure, she was responsible for spearheading traffic partnership deals with America Online, United Online and Earthlink. Prior to Autobytel, she held senior marketing and strategic planning positions at Teleflora and Overstock.com. She holds a B.A. in Business Management from the University of Utah.

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Greg Boser

Greg Boser is an Internet marketing consultant who has specialized in search engine optimization consulting since 1996. He is the President and founder of WebGuerrilla, LLC, a marketing firm that provides SEO services to interactive agencies, PR agencies and design firms serving fortune 1000 clients. Greg is also a regular speaker at Search Engine Strategies conferences and co-hosts the popular SEO Rockstars radio show on WebmasterRadio.FM

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Stowe Boyd

I am fascinated with social tools, and their impact on business, media, and society. I coined the term "social tools" in 1999, only a few months before I started blogging, and I have never looked back. Since that time we have witnessed the rise of social media, social networks, and all things tagged "social."

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Ori Brafman

Ori Brafman has been a lifelong entrepreneur in business, government, and the nonprofit sector. His projects include launching healthy fast food restaurants, leading political and advocacy campaigns, and co-founding Courtroom Connect, a wireless network company. In 2001, Ori co-founded a network of more than 1000 CEOs working for peace and economic development projects. The network was supported by the likes of venture capitalist John Doerr and the Ford Foundation and has catalyzed projects in the Middle East, Africa, North America, Europe, and Asia. Most recently, Ori has facilitated a course at the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

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Avi Bryant

Avi Bryant Avi Bryant is the co-CEO of Dabble DB, a Vancouver startup focused on web-based data management and collaboration tools. He is the author and maintainer of the Seaside web application framework, and is active in the open source Squeak Smalltalk community.

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Owen Byrne

Owen Byrne is Senior Software Engineer at Digg, where he is responsible for all the site’s software development . Prior to Digg, he worked as a freelance web developer, contributing to the development of more than 60 websites worldwide. With more than 20 years of IT experience and a brief stint as a university professor, Byrne has worked for startups, manufacturing companies, telemarketers, a Fortune 100 company, several universities, and Canada's largest independent newspaper. Byrne holds an MBA from Dalhousie, and received his BA at Saint Mary's University.

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Don Campbell

Don Campbell is a Technical Evangelist for Microsoft Office 2007 and Office Live products and technologies. In this role, he advises global ISVs and independent web developers in the design and development of productivity solutions based on the latest Microsoft technologies. Prior to joining Microsoft, Don was an architect, developer, and product manager for a range of leading software products.

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Ryan Campbell

Ryan Campbell Ryan Campbell loves danger -- and by danger, we mean JavaScript. Ryan's list of likes include databases, dragons, technical support, and fixing IE. Dislikes include large insects, large food portions, and large jelly beans. When not writing for Particletree or coding for Wufoo, Ryan is often found running long distances or pondering the existence of aliens. Until he has the means to sail around the world, Ryan is content trying to master the art of web development.

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Ben Cerveny

Ben Cerveny is a director of the Playground Foundation, a European framework for experimental new media design research. Previously, he was founder of the Experience Design Lab at frogdesign, an international product design company. He was also a lead game designer and platform development strategist at Ludicorp.

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Alex Chaffee

Alex is a Principal at Pivotal Labs, where he is a leader of the Ruby on Rails practice. A long-established expert in Java and Agile methodologies, Alex was a co-creator of both Gamelan ( http://www.gamelan.com), the official directory for the Java community, and JGuru (http://www.jguru.com), a popular Java developer resource site. Since 2000, Alex has been deeply involved in Agile Development and Extreme Programming (XP). He now spends most of his time coaching and coding with XP teams at companies large and small, including some of Silicon Valley's leading e-commerce and Internet companies.

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Mike Chambers

Mike Chambers has spent the last eight years building applications that target the Flash runtime. During that time, he has worked with numerous technologies including Flash, Generator, .NET, Central, Flex, and Ajax. He is currently the Principal Product Manager for developer relations for Adobe AIR. He has written and spoken extensively on Flash and Rich Internet Application development and is coauthor of the Apollo for Adobe Flex Developers Pocket Guide, Adobe Integrated Runtime (AIR) for JavaScript Developers Pocketguide, Flash Enabled: Flash Design and Development for Devices as well as Generator and Flash Demystified. Mike received his Masters in International Economics and European Studies from the John Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) in 1998.

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Heather Champ

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Emily Chang

Emily Chang is an award-winning strategic designer and co-founder and principal of Ideacodes, a web design consultancy in San Francisco focused on creating next generation web products for companies, organizations, schools, businesses and individuals.

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Leslie Chicoine

Leslie Chicoine is an integral part of the interaction design efforts for Satisfaction Unlimited, a Rubyred Labs spin-off focused on people powered customer service. Prior to joining Rubyred Labs, her design experience includes work for Chilewich in New York, Gulfstream Aerospace and various installation works. She holds an Interactive Design and Game Development degree from the Savannah College of Art and Design.

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Jeff Clavier

Based in Palo Alto (CA), Jean-Francois "Jeff" Clavier is the Founder and Managing Partner of SoftTech VC, a firm doing angel investments and providing consulting services to early stage consumer Internet startups. Jeff will typically get involved as an advisor, board member or part-time executive, focusing on business development, fund raising, and strategy matters. His current areas of interests include next generation search, social media (blogging, syndication, aggregation), and open source. These are also the primary topics covered on his blog, Software Only - alongside venture capital, startup and industry news, conferences.

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Alistair Croll

Alistair is a frequent writer and speaker on web performance management and user monitoring. He currently serves as SVP of product and marketing for Coradiant, inc., a user performance management company he co-founded in 2000. Prior to Coradiant, Alistair was a principal at Networkshop where he published early research into SSL performance and high-availability web systems. He is the co-author of Managing Bandwidth (Prentice Hall PTR, 1999) as well as numerous articles and papers. Alistair has also help positions in product management with 3Com Corporation, Primary Access, and Eicon Technology. His corporate blog is at coradiant.

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Brett Crosby

Brett Crosby is the Senior Manager of Google Analytics. He has been shaping the Web Analytics industry for ten years as the co-founder of Urchin Software Corporation and more recently as a senior product leader at Google. He is currently responsible for product positioning, feature roadmap development and external product communications. Brett holds a degree from USC in Political Science and International Relations.

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David Crow

Radiant Core bridges the gap between design and technology. We strive to craft technologies that help our clients improve the lives of their customers. David is engaged in the design and production of new products, services, and business opportunities, helping to link customers and the development team.

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Mike Culver

Mike Culver joined the Developer Relations Group of Amazon Web Services in May, 2006.Mike brings with him fifteen years of technology leadership experience, including at companies such as Microsoft. In addition Mr. Culver has a strong background running an IT organization, with over a decade of experience in the Electrical Wholesale Distribution industry. As a Web Services Evangelist at Amazon, he helps developers take advantage of disruptive technologies that are going to change the way we think about computer applications, and the way that businesses compete.

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Craig Cumberland

Craig Cumberland, a 15 year Software industry veteran, currently serves as the head of globally focused Technology and Application Marketing team, Software programs group within Nokia. Prior to Nokia, Mr. Cumberland was Director of Global Product Marketing for AOL Wireless, focusing on mobile applications platforms and services. Additionally, Mr. Cumberland has held Sr. Positions at Openwave Software, Microsoft Research and Microsoft Corporation. A published technology author/editor, he holds degrees from Texas A&M University and MBA from Indiana University.

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Gregory Cypes

Gregory Cypes is a Senior Software Engineer on AOL's Instant Messenger (AIM). He has developed location services, as well as audio, video and peer-2-peer technology in AIM. Greg not only works to provide a better AIM and instant messaging experience, but serves also as an evangelist for the Open AIM Developer Program. In his seven plus years working on AIM, he has enjoyed his role in transforming the client from a self-contained entity to one of the most robust and powerful open messaging and peer-2-peer networks in the world.

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Anil Dash

Anil Dash is Vice President of Professional Products for Six Apart, Ltd. Dash is a recognized expert on the weblog medium and on the blogging industry, having appeared on television, radio and print in addition to having founded one of the earliest and most popular weblogs on the Internet. In addition, Dash has given presentations around the world speaking about the future of the weblog medium, the relationship between blogs and journalism, and business blogging.

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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.

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Dmitry Dimov

For the last year and a half in his role as Product Chief, Dmitry has been building Swivel, the coolest web site for data out there. He talks to users, listens to all the zany ideas from the awesome Swivel team, and channels it all into a stream of product features. He also takes care of the site's interaction and visual design. When left unsupervised he compulsively uploads data and makes graphs at Swivel.

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Joel Dreyfuss

Joel Dreyfuss, editor-in-chief of Red Herring Inc., oversees all print and Internet content. He is a journalist and editorial executive with more than 30 years experience in print, broadcast, and Internet publications. He is a former senior writer at Bloomberg Markets and was editor-in-chief of Urban Box Office, an Internet startup. Mr. Dreyfuss was editor-in-chief of Information Week, the editor of PC Magazine and served two stints at Fortune magazine, first as an associate editor and Tokyo bureau chief and then as a senior editor and personal technology columnist.

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Andy Edmonds

Andy Edmonds recently returned from Seattle to his roots in Atlanta after working for Microsoft on search quality and analytics from the beginning beta phase of their new search engine platform in Fall 2004. He now leads the user experience across Atlanta-based Smart Marketing, Inc.'s e-commerce websites and Free IQ, an associated startup dedicated to online media sharing and e-commerce. Andy has a passion for creating Firefox extensions, AJAX user interfaces, eye tracking web browsing, cognitive psychology experiments on reading and typography, and crunching terabytes of data to gain insights into user behavior.

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Brendan Eich

Eich is responsible for architecture and the technical direction of Mozilla. He is charged with authorizing module owners, owning architectural issues of the source base and writing the "roadmap" that outlines the direction of the Mozilla project.

Eich created JavaScript, did the work through Navigator 4.0, and helped carry it through international standardization. Before Netscape, he wrote operating system and network code for SGI; and at MicroUnity, wrote micro-kernel and DSP code, and did the first MIPS R4K port of gcc, the GNU C compiler.

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Michael Eisenberg

Michael Eisenberg Michael Eisenberg joined Benchmark Capital as a general partner in July 2005 from Israel Seed Partners where he was a general partner since July 1997. Eisenberg began his career at Jerusalem Global where he started and led the firm’s successful investment banking group and partnership with Montgomery Securities. Michael has focused on Internet investments since 1995 and has invested in and sat on the board of Israel’s leading companies and start ups, such as Shopping.com (Nasdaq SHOP, acquired by EBAY), Answers.com (Nasdaq ANSW), Finjan, Tradeum (acquired: VERT), and Picturevison (acquired: EK).

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Greg Elin

Greg Elin is a research software developer specializing in databases and interactive technologies and is the creator of Fotonotes, an open-source image annotation technology. Since the early 1990’s, he has helped large and small organizations articulate and prototype new technologies. His more than 15 years experience in New York’s hi-tech community includes experiences with dot.coms and non-profits. He has provided database and technology services for a variety of clients including: New York University, American Institute of Graphic Artists, Computer Horizons, and the National Performance Network.

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Brian Ellin

Brian Ellin Brian Ellin is a software engineer at JanRain Inc, where he develops Jyte.com, a fun OpenID based reputation site. He is author of the Ruby OpenID library, and writes for and helps maintain the community developer site openidenabled.com. Brian is interested in building web applications that empower users atop a light-weight Internet identity layer, and using OpenID to merge online communities.

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Cal Evans

Many moons ago, at the tender age of 14, Cal touched his first computer. (We’re using the term “computer” loosely here, it was a TRS-80 Model 1) Since then his life has never been the same. Graduating from TRS-80s to Commodores and eventually to IBM PC’s Cal has always been able to recognize a technology trend well before others. Unfortunately because he has to run everything through a spell checker, he is perceived as a late adopter on just about every trend.

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Perry Evans

Perry Evans Perry Evans is the founding CEO of Local Matters Inc., a company recently formed through the merging of three leaders in local search. Aptas Inc, the company spearheading the merger, was founded by Evans in late 2001. In 2000, Evans co-founded Jabber, Inc., which he led as chairman until 2003. Prior to this position, he was the president and CEO of Webb Interactive.

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Alex Faaborg

Alex Faaborg is a User Experience Designer at Mozilla, where he focuses on the user interface design of Firefox 3. He also contributes to Mozilla Labs, which explores the next stage in the evolution of the Web and its long term future. He has extensive experience in artificial intelligence, user interface design, and cognitive science and is a graduate of the MIT Media Laboratory.

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Robert Fanini

Robert has over 20 years of operational experience in starting and running successful technology companies. Robert founded several companies including, Capital Technologies, a systems administration consulting company, Foglight Software, an IT performance management software company, SiteROCK US and SiteROCK KK, the first Manage Service providers in the US and Japan, and GroundWork, an open source based IT management solutions company. Over the last 15 years as Founder & CEO, Robert has raised over $75M in private equity for companies he has started. He has served on several corporate boards as a Founder and an Investor. Robert is a graduate of the University of California-Berkeley with a degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.

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Dan Farber

Dan Farber is editor-in-chief of ZDNet, part of CNET Networks. He joined ZDNet in 1996, and led the development of ZDNet's worldwide network of more than 70 technology-focused sites. ZDNet has won numerous awards, including voted the Best Overall Online Site by the Computer Press Association.

Farber developed ZDNet's blog network, which includes more than 30 bloggers covering key technology topics. He hosts CNET Networks' "Face to Face" and "CIO Sessions" video series, where he conducts interviews with top CEO and IT executives.

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Kendall Fargo

Kendall has an extensive background and experience in executive level e-commerce and web sales. In addition to a history of successfully launching e-commerce sites, Kendall’s web sales strategies have served over 3 million consumer, corporate and government customers. His expertise also includes web advertising, online customer acquisition and merchandising. Kendall Fargo was Founder and CEO of StepUp Commerce, Inc., a leading local shopping services company that helps retailers use the Internet to display their in-store products. Intuit, Inc. acquired StepUp in 2006, at which time Kendall took on the role of GM, where he now manages operations of Internet Services for Small Businesses.

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Katie Fehrenbacher

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Tony Fish

Tony Fish Fish has been involved for over 18 years in the TMT industries, and has been associated with building hi-tech companies since his first IPO (OFEX) in 1994. Fish is an experienced executive, non-executive and public speaker and has addressed numerous organizations on mobile trends and global issues. He is known for his probing questioning, clear decision making, simple no-nonsense attitude and robust financial views and governance controls. In additional to this, he has an excellent grasp of strategic and economic issues relating to TMT businesses, their growth and survival and brings an innovative flare to delivery, deal execution and fund raising.

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Kerry Fleming

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Brian Fling

Brian Fling has been a leader in the field of mobile experience for over five years. He has worked with several Fortune 500 companies to help design and develop their mobile experiences. Brian is a frequent speaker and author on the issues on mobile design, the mobile web and mobile user experience. He has recently authored the dotMobi Mobile Web Developers Guide (dev.mobi), the first free publication to cover mobile web design and development from start to finish.

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Bill Flitter

Bill Flitter is founder and VP of marketing of Pheedo. Bill is considered an industry expert on blogging, podcasting, RSS and online marketing trends and best practices and speaks regularly on these topics at industry events.

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Brady Forrest

Brady Forrest Brady Forrest is Chair for O'Reilly's Where 2.0 and Emerging Technology conferences. Additionally, he co-Chairs Web 2.0 Expo in San Francisco, Berlin and NYC. Brady writes for O'Reilly Radar tracking changes in technology. He previously worked at Microsoft on Live Search (he came to Microsoft when it acquired MongoMusic). Brady lives in Seattle, where he builds cars for Burning Man and runs Ignite. You can track his web travels at Truffle Honey.

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Todd Friesen

Todd entered the SEO world in 1998 and has since worked with top-name clients like Choice Hotels and InfoSearch Media on natural search optimization. He is an expert in affiliate and search engine marketing, a former administrator at Webmasterworld, and a moderator for Search Engine Watch. He is co-host of the popular SEO Rockstars on WebmasterRadio.FM, as well as a regular speaker at Search Engine Strategies and other conferences. Todd oversees Range Online Media’s search engine optimization (SEO) business unit. He works with new and established clients to optimize existing sites and help architect new sites to achieve optimal natural rankings. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Calgary. He currently resides in Vancouver, B.C.

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Ben Galbraith

Ben Galbraith Ben Galbraith is a frequent speaker, independent consultant, conference producer, and author of several books. He is an experienced CEO, CTO, and Software Architect, and is presently involved in a number of business ventures. Ben wrote his first computer program when he was six years old, started his first business at ten, and entered the IT workforce just after turning twelve. He has delivered hundreds of technical presentations world-wide; he was the top-rated speaker at JavaOne 2006, making him a "rock star" in that community according to Sun Microsystems. However, he doesn't yet have any groupies to show for the accomplishment.

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Liz Gannes

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Lauren Gelman

Lauren Gelman Lauren Gelman is the associate director of Stanford Law School's Center for Internet and Society (CIS), where she writes and speaks about the interaction of new technologies and the law, represents clients in internet litigation and advocacy matters, consults with businesses on new technologies, and supervises students in the Cyberlaw Clinic. She also teaches Law, Technology and Privacy at the Law School and is an Adjunct Lecturer in Stanford's School of Engineering. Her current research focuses on the legal implications of technologies that increase citizens' opportunity to participate online.

Prior to joining CIS in 2002, Gelman was corporate counsel for RealNames Corporation. She also spent six years in Washington, DC as the public policy director for the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), and as the associate director of Public Policy for ACM, the largest association of computer scientists in the world.

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Ismael Ghalimi

Ismael Ghalimi Ismael Ghalimi is CEO of Intalio, the industry leader in Open Source BPM. Ismael has been referred to by many as a technology visionary, and strategic industry leader. Having founded Intalio in 1999, Ismael put together the world-class engineering team that created the first standards-based Business Process Management System (BPMS), defining the scope and functionality for this new breed of enterprise software.

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Jeanette K. Gibson

With 14 years of experience in corporate communications and 8 years of experience at Cisco Systems, Jeanette Gibson leads Cisco's New Media & Operations group. In this role, she is responsible for extending Cisco's leadership and innovation with new media and overseeing the vision and direction of Cisco's award winning online newsroom, News@Cisco.

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Matthew Glotzbach

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Jay Goldman

Jay has been providing a human side to technology for over ten years, during which his experience as a User Experience Specialist on the IBM DB2 User Centered Design Team helped to greatly improve the customer experience for one of the world's largest software projects. Jay has lead the Radiant Core Professional Services Team on a wide variety of engagements, from marketing websites for well-loved brands including Bacardi, Aspirin, and Glad, to the design and implementation of the Official Theme for Mozilla Firefox 2. Radiant Core was recently selected as one of the world's top web shops by Taschen, and is featured in their Icons series "Web Design: Studios 2". The company is headquartered in Toronto.

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Kelly Goto

Kelly is the principal and founder of gotomedia, a San Francisco-based strategic consultancy specializing in user experience, research and interaction design. As a design ethnographer, Kelly continues to seek new methods of applying research-oriented design to interfaces, products, and mobile devices for clients such as Adobe, Apple, Macromedia, Veritas, and Bearing Point. With over 16 years of experience in the industry, Kelly has worked as a strategist and consultant for companies such as Verizon Wireless, Warner Bros. Online, the Blue Cross, Genentech and Wells Fargo. Kelly is a sought after international lecturer on the topics of branding, user experience, usability and design ethnography. Her book, Web Redesign: Workflow that Works is currently a best seller in the technology industry and has quickly become a standard for workflow and user-centered design principles.

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Brad Greenlee

Brad Greenlee Brad Greenlee is a developer at Wesabe, a personal finance startup, and has been developing web applications since 1995. He is a startup junkie, having been a co-founder or key architect/developer at four startups. His first startup experience was co-founding iSYS, one of Hungary's first ISPs. Later, Brad was critical to the early success of iSyndicate, a content aggregator, and served as CTO of Triporama, a group travel planning startup. Brad has a degree in Computer Science from the University of Michigan.

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Emily Greer

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Adam Gross

Adam Gross Adam Gross is a vice president of developer marketing at salesforce.com, where he focuses on helping businesses and ISVs create new on-demand applications for the company's AppExchange platform and directory.

Before salesforce.com, Gross led product marketing for Grand Central, where he helped create one of the first companies in the Web Services space. He also co-founded Personify, a San Francisco-based CRM software company that focused on analytics and personalization, and served as a technology analyst in Stanford Research Institute's Media Futures Program.

Gross holds a B.S. in new media systems and policy from Carnegie Mellon University.

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Lev Grossman

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Konstantin Guericke

Konstantin Guericke Konstantin joined jaxtr from LinkedIn, where as a co-founder, he led marketing from pre-product to profitability. With a small team, Konstantin created a strong brand, and LinkedIn went from one of more than 30 business networks to the clear leader in social networking for business. Prior to LinkedIn, Konstantin served as VP of marketing at Presenter.com, VP sales and marketing at Black Sun Interactive and EVP at Caligari. Konstantin's expertise covers marketing, sales, product management, business development and international expansion. Konstantin has lived, worked and studied in Europe and Asia in addition to the U.S. He received a B.S. and M.S. in Engineering from Stanford University.

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Frank Gutierrez

Frank Gutierrez As Director of Web Development at E*TRADE FINANCIAL, Frank Gutierrez has implemented numerous Web 2.0 initiatives including Information Station, Trading Tickets, and Order History and Management. With a current focus on the next generation JavaScript framework implementation, Frank also leads the complete re-engineering of E*TRADE FINANCIAL's online application process into a highly scalable modular system, improving the customer experience and conversion ratios, increasing the overall reliability, and providing significant cost savings through the implementation of digital signatures

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Erik Hachenburg

Erick Hachenburg brings more than 15 years of experience in market creation, global expansion, operations and publishing to his role as Metacafe CEO. Prior to joining Metacafe, Hachenburg was Electronic Art's senior vice president of global online publishing and managing director of EA China. In this role, he developed and led EA's key strategic initiatives, including the company's entry into the digital distribution of retail games, as well as the rapid expansion of EA's Pogo casual games platform and business. He also established EA's online production, operations and publishing capabilities in Asia. Hachenburg joined EA following the company's 2001 acquisition of Pogo.com, the industry leader in the casual games market that Hachenburg founded and built to nearly 1.5 million subscribers. Hachenburg began his career as an intellectual property attorney at Fenwick & West. He holds a JD from Harvard Law School and a BS in Electrical Engineering from University of Illinois.

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Kevin Hale

Kevin Hale Kevin Hale is the Co-founder of Infinity Box Inc. and is responsible for safe guarding and designing the user experience of their online form builder, Wufoo. He also writes about web design issues for the web development blog, Particletree, and serves as Editor-in-Chief of the web development magazine, Treehouse. As a child, Kevin was the kid in class who ate a box of crayons for a dollar.

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Larry Halff

The founder of Ma.gnolia, Larry is a San Francisco based 30-something with a love of food, travel, and odd music.

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James Hamilton

James Hamilton James is an Architect on the Microsoft Windows Live Core engineering team, responsible for driving the high-scale services platform. Previously, James was General Manager of the Microsoft Exchange Hosted Services team, which offers hosted email anti-virus, anti-spam, encryption, and archiving solutions. Past roles at Microsoft include SQL Server Architect, and he has lead many of the SQL Server core engine development teams. He joined Microsoft in 1997 after 11 years at IBM, where he was Lead Architect for IBM DB2 UDB. Earlier, he led the development of IBM’s first C++ compiler. In a previous career, James was an auto mechanic, and serviced Italian cars including Maseratti, Ferrari, Lamborghini, and Alfa Romeo. He holds a Masters of Computer Science from the University of Waterloo and an undergraduate degree at the University of Victoria.

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Kaliya Hamlin

Kaliya Hamlin Identity Woman Kaliya Hamlin is a co-producer of the Internet Identity Workshops along with Doc Searls and Phil Windley. As a freelance evangelist for open standards in user-centric identity, she works tirelessly to communicate about the emerging open standards landscape to both technical and non-technical users. She was recently recognized with the Digital Identity World 2006 Award for "Balancing Innovation with Reality" and serves as a Steward of Identity Commons.

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Thomas Hawk

Thomas Hawk is a photographer and digital media enthusiast in the San Francisco Bay Area writing under the pen name Thomas Hawk. Professionally Thomas Hawk is an investment advisor in a non technology related field and uses his pen name to separate his investment career and identity from his thoughts and opinions on new media and technology, both fields which neither he nor his firm advise or offer services for professionally.

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Rob Hayes

Rob Hayes Rob joined First Round Capital in 2006. Rob came to First Round Capital from Omidyar Network where he was their first venture investor. He led most of Omidyar Network's initial venture capital deals and later built and ran the technology investing group. Prior to joining Omidyar Network in 2004, Rob was at Palm where he started up their corporate venture fund. While in that role he also managed the strategy effort around Palm OS that led to the spinout of PalmSource. Rob started at Palm as product manager for the initial device-independent releases of Palm OS. During this time, Rob was responsible for the versions of Palm OS on dozens of devices including the initial Treo products.

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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.

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Cal Henderson

Cal Henderson has been a web applications developer for far too long and should really start looking for a serious job. Originally from London, he currently works at Yahoo! Inc as the architect and development lead for Flickr. He formed part of the original Flickr team at Ludicorp in Vancouver, Canada. Before Flickr, he was the technical director of Special Web Projects at Emap, a UK media company. Outside of Flickr, he contributes to several open source projects and writes occasional articles about web application development and security.

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Dion Hinchcliffe

Dion Hinchcliffe Dion Hinchcliffe is founder and chief technology officer for the Enterprise Web 2.0 advisory and consulting firm Hinchcliffe & Company, based in Alexandria, Virginia. A veteran of software development, Dion has been working for two decades with leading-edge methods to accelerate project schedules and raise the bar for software quality. He has extensive practical experience with enterprise technologies and he consults, speaks, and writes prolifically on IT and software architecture. Dion still works in the trenches with enterprise IT clients in the federal government and Fortune 1000. He also speaks and publishes about Web 2.0 and SOA on a regular basis. Dion is working on a book about Web 2.0 for Addison-Wesley and is currently editor-in-chief of the Web 2.0 Journal and AjaxWorld Magazine.

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Scott Hirsch

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Tom Hobbs

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Reid Hoffman

Reid Hoffman Reid was LinkedIn's founding CEO for the first four years before moving to his role as Chairman and President, Products in February 2007. While CEO, Reid built the company to over 9 million members and profitability. He now drives product and business strategy for LinkedIn. Prior to LinkedIn, Reid was Executive Vice President of PayPal. At PayPal, Reid was in charge of all business relationships: business development, corporate development, international, government relations, and banking/payments infrastructure.

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Adrian Holovaty

Adrian Holovaty, a web developer/journalist, builds web apps for washingtonpost.com. He's a lead developer of the Django Web framework and hacks on side projects for the public good, such as chicagocrime.org. He lives in Chicago and blogs at Holovaty.com.

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David Hornik

David Hornik David is a General Partner with August Capital. He invests broadly in information technology companies, with a focus on consumer facing software and services, enterprise applications and infrastructure software. Prior to joining August Capital, David was an intellectual property and corporate attorney at Venture Law Group, Cravath Swaine & Moore, and Perkins Coie LLP. David teaches business and law at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business and writes about the venture capital industry in VentureBlog (www.ventureblog.com).

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Thomas Howe

Thomas Howe Thomas McCarthy-Howe has nineteen years of experience in telecommunications product development. He is currently an independent consultant to service providers, enterprises and equipment vendors in the design and development of next generation communications equipment and services. Thomas has held senior management and engineering positions at industry leaders such as Comverse, Versatel Networks, PictureTel and Aware.

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Gerald Huff

Gerald Huff Gerald Huff started his career as a management consultant with Bain and Company, and then co-founded a software startup which created solutions to help managers at midsize and large companies more effectively manage their goals and people. For the last nine years he has worked at Intuit as an engineer, architect, and chief architect in the quicken.com and QuickBooks organizations. He has focused for the last three years on innovation at the intersection of business and technology strategy. Gerald started Intuit’s new Technology Innovation Group with Intuit CTO Kris Halvorsen in April 2006.He is actively working with Intuit's business units on their Web 2.0 products and roadmaps.

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Blake Hunnel

Blake Hunnel, Foldera's master hardware infrastructure architect brings over a decade of engineering and security experience to Foldera, providing strategic and tactical planning and coordination of information and technology systems in his role as Chief Information Officer. A lifelong proponent of innovative technological solutions, Blake has held key engineering positions with IBM, JF Shea Co., Exodus Communications, and Dell Inc..

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Tara Hunt

Tara Hunt Celebrated as the 'Marketer 2.0 ', Tara has been infusing the marketing world with her roguish style - working in a plethora of industries, from non-profit to consumer beverages to technology - for the past 8 years. Not familiar with her casual-styled musings at HorsePigCow? Well, Tara's current project, Pinko Marketing, is a good place to start to get an idea of her marketing style. The basis? You need to be part of the community you serve. This goes beyond the conversation and into building deep and real relationships with your community of customers. Speaking of community, Tara is a community-based movement evangelist, spending all of her free time on Barcamp, Coworking and Winecamp. She is also a supporter of the Open Source movement, the EFF, Creative Commons and the Intelligrid.

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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.

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Subrah Iyar

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Shankar Iyer

As vice-president of strategic initiatives, Shankar is responsible for the creation of collaborative applications on the Webex Connect platform and the WebEx Connect partner ecosystem. Prior to Webex, Shankar was the EVP, strategy, marketing, products at GemStone Systems, a leading enterprise software company in the distributed data management space. Before GemStone, Shankar founded and managed technology and strategy consulting firm, Orcheid. From 1998 to 2002, Shankar was vice-president of products and strategy at Tibco Software, where he helped lead the company from a one-product, $15 million company to a 40+ product, $330 million company. Prior to Tibco, Shankar held senior marketing, engineering management and architecture positions at Adobe Systems. Shankar holds an MBA with Honors from Santa Clara University, an M.S. in Engineering from Ohio State University and a B.Tech with Distinction from IIT Bombay.

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Ajit Jaokar

Ajit / Tony Jaokar / Fish Ajit Jaokar is the co-author of the book 'Mobile web 2.0' . Ajit is a member of the web2.0 workgroup . He spoke recently on Web and Mobile technology at MIT Sloan and Stanford University. He is currently doing a Phd on real time user generated content distribution using SIP/P2P on wireless networks. He featured recently on CNN money, The BBC digital planet and The Scoble show.

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Jack Jia

Jack Jia is a founder and CEO of Baynote, Inc. For eight years, he was SVP & CTO of Interwoven Inc. with executive responsibilities in engineering, products, marketing, strategy and vision. Prior to Interwoven, he was a founder and CEO of V-max America and led operating systems and applications development at SGI, Sun Microsystems, Stratus and NASA for over a decade.

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Carol Jones

Carol Jones Carol Jones is an Distinguish Engineer and IBM Fellow, a rank reserved for IBM's top technical achievers and visionaries. She is the technical architect who led the startup of well-known products such as WebSphere Portal, IBM Workplace Services Express, WebSphere Studio, and WebSphere Application Server. Today, she works with collaboration and portal software, studying emerging technologies and their application to business problems, with current focus on the social aspects of "Web 2.0."

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Matt D. Jones

Matt Jones is a designer. From 1997 to 1999, he was creative director for the award-winning BBC News Online. After some time as a consultant at Sapient and KPMG, he returned to the BBC to design BBCi's web search and an ambitious social software service, iCan. He is now working in concept development for Nokia. The shape of his head is at blackbeltjones

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Michael Jones

Michael A. Jones has been in the computer industry since the early 1970’s. For the majority of that time Michael was founder and principal in a number of companies including those involved in consulting, software package development and service bureau work. He is now the founder and principal of Rivida, a five year old software services company based in Western Washington. With this industry experience and technical knowledge and breadth, Michael also serves as the CTO for a number of companies while staying abreast of emerging technologies.

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Noah Kagan

Thanks for reading my bio! So many people talk about themselves in third person and I prefer the one-on-one conversation. I graduated UC Berkeley in 2004, worked/slept at Intel for a year, worked at Facebook doing product management for a year, created the premier event for social networks, CommunityNext.com and currently work on marketing at myMint.com, a new free personal finance tool (Sign up for our Beta list). Enjoy the shameless plug? I hope not.

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TJ Kang

Tae-Jin (TJ) Kang TJ Kang brings over 20 years of diversified experience in executive management, technology development, marketing and sales to ThinkFree. He currently leads the strategic direction of the company, serving as CEO. TJ has worked throughout his professional life to create alternatives to the dominant status quo, providing solutions that reframe how individuals work by offering freedom of choice within the office suite market. As a serial entrepreneur and technology visionary, TJ co-founded ThinkFree in 1999 in order to introduce a unique Web-based productivity suite.

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Howard Kaushansky

Howard Kaushansky

Howard Kaushansky is the founder and president of Umbria Inc. A serial entrepreneur and data mining authority, Howard brings 20 years of experience in starting and operating emerging growth companies. Prior to founding Umbria, Howard co-founded and served as CEO, secretary and vice president of business development for Athene Software.

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Avinash Kaushik

Avinash Kaushik Avinash is the author of Web Analytics: An Hour A Day and the web analytics blog, Occam's Razor. He is a independent consultant and currently the Analytics Evangelist for Google. Prior to that he was the Director of Web Research & Analytics for Intuit where he was responsible for the business, technical and strategic elements of the analytics platform that supported more than 70 Intuit websites. He is a frequent speaker at industry conferences such as Emetrics Summits and Ad-Tech in the US and Europe, and he is often quoted as a Web Metrics expert by The Chicago Tribune and other media.

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Guy Kawasaki

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Jeremy Keith

Jeremy Keith is a web developer living and working in Brighton, England. Working with the web consultancy firm Clearleft, Jeremy enjoys building accessible, elegant websites using the troika of web standards: XHTML, CSS and the DOM. His online home is adactio.com. Jeremy is a member of the Web Standards Project where he serves as joint leader of the DOM Scripting Task Force. When he's not building websites, Jeremy plays bouzouki in the alt.country band Salter Cane. He is also the creator and curator of one of the Web's largest online communities dedicated to Irish traditional music, The Session

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Jeremy Kemper

Jeremy Kemper Jeremy Kemper writes Rails apps at 37signals and acts_as_patch_funnel for the Rails community from his home in sunny Portland, Oregon. A long-time Ruby lover and web app developer, he drank the kool-aid early and hasn't looked back.

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Niall Kennedy

Niall Kennedy Niall Kennedy is an independent consultant in San Francisco specializing in syndication, search, and community-driven media. He just organized Widget Summit, his second annual conference on widget syndication technologies, and is eager to share this emerging industry with Web 2.0 Summit attendees. Niall formerly created syndicated widget technologies at blog search site Technorati.com and was syndication product lead in Microsoft's Windows Live Platform group. He has designed and maintained feed services for the past 7 years in shopping search, investment search, and blog search verticals.

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David Knight

As vice president of WebEx Connect, David Knight is responsible for setting the strategic product direction and requirements for the new composite collaboration application platform, presence-enabled applications, and associated technology components. Knight joined WebEx from professional service automation (PSA) and SaaS pioneer Portera Systems where he was vice president of marketing and product Management.

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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.

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Chris Komatas

Chris Komatas Chris is responsible for extending Juniper's success in delivering networks for content service providers. His role includes working with key customers to align future requirements with internal development plans for Juniper's IP and security infrastructure. Chris was previously responsible for establishing vertical solutions marketing and strategic marketing projects, exploring new solutions in both enterprise and service provider markets.

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Josh Kopelman

Josh has been an active entrepreneur and investor in the Internet industry since its commercialization. He currently is Managing Partner of First Round Capital, a seed-stage venture fund focused on technology investments. In 1992, while he was a student at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, Josh co-founded Infonautics Corporation – an Internet information company. In 1996, Infonautics went public on the NASDAQ stock exchange.

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Raph Koster

Raph Koster Raph Koster is the President of Areae, Inc, a developer of online worlds. A professional game designer and frequent writer on issues of virtual world design, Raph was the lead designer on the seminal online world ULTIMA ONLINE, which first brought online worlds to the mass market. Until March 2006 he was Chief Creative Officer for Sony Online Entertainment, makers of EVERQUEST, where he previously led the design of STAR WARS GALAXIES. His essays and writings on online world design include widely reprinted and influential pieces such as "Declaring the Rights of Players", "The Laws of Online World Design", and "A Story About a Tree" on his website. His book A THEORY OF FUN FOR GAME DESIGN was published in 2004 by Paraglyph Press and is used in several university courses as study material.

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Joe Kraus

Joe Kraus Joe Kraus is co-founder and CEO of JotSpot, the first application-wiki company. A long time entrepreneur, Kraus has been involved with early-stage technology development and starting companies for more than twelve years. Upon graduation from Stanford University in 1993, he joined with five engineering friends to found the highly successful internet company, Excite, Inc. The original president of Excite, Kraus was deeply involved in product strategy, direction, and vision as the company grew. He also held senior operational roles in business development, international development, and content.

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Sam Lawrence

Sam has 15 years of technology marketing experience ranging from start-ups to Fortune-level hardware, productivity software, communications and media companies. Prior to Jive Software, Sam was the Senior Vice President in charge of the global Microsoft Office marketing efforts at McCann Erickson--including Microsoft Office, Microsoft Sharepoint Server, Live Meeting and Live Communication Server.

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Kevin Lawver

Kevin Lawver has worked for AOL for eleven years, and is currently one of the architects in charge of AIM Pages. He spends his time advocating for web standards, microformats and spending time on the CSS Working Group in the W3C.

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Doug Leeds

As Vice President of Product Management for Ask.com, Doug Leeds oversees Ask.com’s search products, including web and vertical search services. Doug is also responsible for Bloglines. Prior to joining Ask.com, Doug served as a Vice President at Yahoo!, and before that, he held senior positions at OmniSky Corporation and Vodafone.

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Michael Lenz

Michael Lenz At Cisco, Michael leads the intranet’s user experience team that has achieved an enterprise-wide adoption of their voluntary self-service user experience system across Cisco’s global intranet. Forward thinking, they are responsible for identifying business opportunities where emerging services can be applied to promote business and user efficiencies. Current investigations include use of 2.0 technologies, rich media, universal access, and network traffic to define the future of Cisco’s intranet.

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Alan Lewis

Alan Lewis is a technical evangelist with the eBay Developers Program. Lewis works with third party developers who want to use the eBay Web services platform to develop applications that help users sell, search and buy on eBay. Prior to joining eBay in 2004, Lewis worked for a number of years as a technical writer and product manager at Blaze Software, where he helped build the market leading enterprise business rules management product.

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Charlene Li

Charlene Li Charlene examines the ways in which new technology will affect how companies communicate with consumers. Charlene's current research agenda focuses on Social Computing (blogs, RSS, podcasting, and social networking), consumer portals and search, media site design, local media, and online classifieds. She also shares her insights on technology developments in media and marketing in her Weblog, Charlene Li's Blog .

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Jeremy Liew

Jeremy Liew joined Lightspeed Venture Partners in 2006 as a Partner. Previously he was with AOL, both as General Manager of Netscape, where he was responsible for a top 5 online portal and one of the leading internet browsers, and as Chief of Staff to the CEO, Jon Miller. He joined AOL from InterActiveCorp (originally USA Networks) where he was VP of Strategic Planning, responsible for acquisitions and investments in TV Networks, consumer internet and online travel.

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Howard Lindzon

Howard Lindzon Mr. Lindzon has been a business owner and innovator in the financial, technology and promotional marketing industries. He is the founder of Lindzon & Associates an investment advisory firm and the general partner of a hedge fund, Lindzon Capital Partners. Whether applying his entrepreneurial spirit as Chief Operating Officer at Pro-Innovative Concepts, a promotional products company, or as the Founder and Executive Producer of Wallstrip.com, a Web 2.0 video magazine, he passionately delivers value.

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Don Loeb

As Vice President of Partner Services overseeing Strategic Partnerships at FeedBurner, Don Loeb fosters relationships with the largest media companies in the world helping them to leverage the opportunities afforded by syndication. Previously, Don was director of business development for Yahoo!'s Network Products business unit where he helped drive the company's open content syndication and social media efforts.

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Ken Lui

Ken Lui Ken is a seasoned CEO, business development and marketing executive. He has developed and managed varied businesses in the software, Internet and communication industries. Over the past 17 years, Ken has held a variety of senior management positions with five successful venture-capital backed startups: InfoGation, Holographix, HNC Software, Virage, and IPivot. His work contributed significantly to five IPOs and acquisitions with combined value of $1.3 billion, including Intel’s acquisition of IPivot for $500 million in 1999.

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Kevin Lynch

Kevin Lynch As senior vice president and chief software architect, Kevin Lynch leads Adobe's Platform Business Unit, which is focused on advancing the company's software platform for the creation and delivery of engaging applications and content to any desktop or device. Lynch is responsible for the company's ubiquitous Portable Document Format (PDF), Adobe Reader, and Macromedia Flash Player, as well as alignment of Adobe's servers and tools with the company's technology platform.

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Richard MacManus

Richard MacManus is editor and publisher of Read/WriteWeb, a popular weblog that provides Web Technology news, reviews and analysis. He is also an independent web analyst and consultant, and a co-founder of the Web 2.0 Workgroup.

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Bill Maimone

Bill Maimone Mr. Maimone serves as chief architect of Ingres Corporation, where he works with Ingres's Chief Technology Officer Dave Dargo and Senior Vice President of Engineering Emma McGrattan in defining, architecting and delivering the next generation of open source database solutions. Specifically, he leads the development of Ingres's next generation of business open source solutions.

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Jeff Mancuso

Jeff Mancuso is the co-founder of Magnetk LLC [http://www.magnetk.com] and the lead developer of Joyent Slingshot [http://joyeur.com/2007/03/22/joyent-slingshot]. When not hacking on high level ruby code he spends most of his time in kernel mode working on SftpDrive[http://www.sftpdrive.com], a SFTP network filesystem for Windows and OS X. Jeff holds a BS in Computer Science from Stanford University and currently lives in Boston.

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Eric Marcoullier

Eric Marcoullier has been working on the internets since 1994, when he helped launch Sun.ONE, the NYT's early foray into online newspapers. He dropped out of college to go launch web sites for Imagine Media and soon after co-founded IGN.com in the summer of 1996. He road out the bust making videogames in New England, eventually launching serious games company Minerva Software, which he still chairs. In 2005 he co-founded MyBlogLog, where he still works after selling to Yahoo! in 2007. In his free time, Eric enjoys 80's movies, post-punk music, ultimate frisbee and long walks on the beach. Here he is, Bachelor #2, Eric Marcoullier!

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Mikel Maron

Mikel Maron Mikel Maron is a freelance web developer, specializing in Open Geospatial and Wiki tech. He's been active in the standardization of GeoRSS and in the OpenStreetMap collaborative mapping project, as well as projects like Mapufacture and GeoPress. He's developed two of the first Wikis in use at the UN. Previously, Mikel worked as senior developer of My Yahoo! and researched evolutionary models of ecosystems for an MSc at the University of Sussex.

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Kyle Mashima

Kyle Mashima co-founded FilmLoop raising $12M in funding and registering over 1.4M users. FilmLoop was sold in February to Fabrik Inc. Prior to FilmLoop, he spent 9 yrs in various executive positions at Adobe Systems including VP of Corporate Development and GM of Consumer Software. He was responsible for the creation of PhotoDeluxe, the first easy-to-use photo editing application, which shipped more than 30 million copies. Prior to Adobe, Mashima worked at Apple, Claris and several other start ups, for a total of more than 22 years of software experience

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Matt May

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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.

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Charles McCathieNevile

Charles McCathieNevile, a developer at Opera Software, is a Web standards and architecture expert, with a special interest in accessibility and usability. Before joining Opera in 2005, McCathieNevile spent six years with the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), putting his extensive experience with IT accessibility and hypertextual networks to use. McCathieNevile holds a degree in Medieval History from the University of Melbourne in Australia. He is a proficient speaker on Web technologies, and has given presentations at venues on every continent except Antarctica. A native English speaker, he is also fluent in French and Spanish and proficient in Italian, and is able to give talks in any of those languages. Residing in Oslo, Norway, McCathieNevile spends his spare time learning Norwegian, cooking and serving as the vice president of Fundación Sidar, a non-profit organization working in Iberian languages to improve Web standards and accessibility.

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Dave McClure

Dave McClure

Dave McClure has been geeking out in Silicon Valley for over fifteen years as a software developer, entrepreneur, startup advisor, angel investor, and internet marketing nerd. In the early 90's Dave was a database consultant for several evil empires, including Microsoft and Intel.

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Mike McCue

Mike McCue Mike McCue has spent his career building consumer product companies aimed at improving everyday life through simplifying technology. McCue founded Tellme in 1999 to bring the power of the Internet to everyone with a phone. With telephones being adopted faster than personal computers, it was clear that the reach of the phone would be an important aspect of expanding the reach of the Web. Today, Tellme handles more phone-based voice searches than any other company in the world, providing on-the-go information from business listings to sport scores to millions of people everyday.

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Jeffrey McManus

Jeffrey McManus runs Platform Associates, a consultancy that helps platform technology companies bring platform products to consumer and developer audiences. Jeffrey is also the developer of Approver.com, a site that makes it easy to share documents with friends and co-workers online. Previously, Jeffrey led developer relations initiatives at more than a half dozen companies, including eBay and Yahoo!, where he co-founded the Yahoo! Developer Network. He has served as a champion of web services, web syndication, and open source within these businesses. Before that, he worked for nearly a decade as a consultant helping software development teams adopt new technologies. He is the author of six books on software application development.

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Paul McNamara

Paul McNamara joined Coghead as Chief Executive Officer in September 2005. Previously, he served as an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at El Dorado Ventures from 2001 to 2005. Prior to joining El Dorado, McNamara spent four years at SGI as Senior Vice President and General Manager. As the third executive hired at Red Hat, he served as an Executive Officer and Vice President of Business Development at the open source software company from 1998 to 2001. In 1994, McNamara founded Asset Management Technologies and served as President there until 1998.

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Lionel Menchaca

Lionel Menchaca, a 14-year Dell veteran, is the main blogger behind their corporate blog, Direct2Dell (www.direct2dell.com). Beyond the blog, he works to coordinate Dell's digital media activities across the company. He also serves as a technologist to help define the tools that enable the company to monitor and engage in conversations in the blogosphere.

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Lane Merrifield

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Chris Messina

Chris is a widely respected ambassador of open-source, most notably Firefox and Flock. Chris, as a volunteer for the Spread Firefox campaign, also designed the highly influential 2004 Firefox advert which appeared in the New York Times in 2004. Chris is known for his involvement in helping to create the BarCamp movement and Microformats. Recently he co-founded The Citizen Agency with Tara Hunt.

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David Meyer

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Oren Michels

Oren Michels brings more than 15 years of experience to his job as CEO of Mashery. Michels has a proven track record with experience across multiple industries. Previously, Michels was vice president of business development at Feedster, where he negotiated partnerships with AOL, Real Networks and Mitsui, and oversaw the company's activities in China. Prior to Feedster, Michels was president of Colt HR, a leading provider of outsourced benefits administration software and services to the mid market.

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Frazier Miller

Frazier Miller As director of product management for Yahoo! Local, Frazier Miller brings more than eight years of experience leading a variety of high-growth software and internet products, including Yahoo! Global Instant Messaging, where he oversaw all business goals among the Engineering, Marketing, User Experience Design, QA, Business Development, and Program Management teams. While leading the Global Instant Messaging team, Frazier successfully drove the acquisition of Dialpad Inc. to enable VOIP services for IM, resulting in doubled direct revenue for business and increased marketshare in most major markets.

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Dharmesh Mistry

Dharmesh Mistry Dharmesh Mistry is responsible for driving revenue and delivery excellence across Cognizant's Technology segment. He has over 16 years of experience working in the software development industry. Having a diverse career beginning with Accenture, Oracle and Netscape and more recently as Director of Professional services at VeriSign, he brings a set of experience that encompasses delivery, business development, and organizational development.

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William Mobley

William Mobley William Mobley is a prolific tech entrepreneur and has an innate ability to integrate technological advances into public market opportunities. Mobley has founded numerous ventures that have generated significant value for his shareholders. As the current CEO of Web2Corp launched several successful Web 2.0 sites including popular Indian search engine ByIndia.com, innovative turn-key e-commerce platform ChamberEcommerce.com and the highly anticipated Web 2.1 entry YouGetIt.com.

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Chris Moore

Chris Moore Chris Moore is a Partner with Redpoint Ventures focusing on consumer Internet, online marketing and business services opportunities. Prior to joining Redpoint, Chris evaluated Internet opportunities for IVP, a firm he joined in 1999. He currently serves on the board of directors of Right Media and Azureus, and is actively involved with Redpoint's investments in Efficient Frontier, and Oodle. Chris was also actively involved with Redpoint's investment in MySpace. Prior to joining IVP, Chris led business development efforts for wine.com, the online wine retailer, and held various product management positions with Peapod, the pioneering online grocery shopping service provider. Previously, Chris evaluated and executed Internet and media investments for Ameritech. He began his career as a financial analyst in the mergers and acquisitions and leveraged buyout groups of Wasserstein Perella & Co. Chris holds a B.A. in Mathematics and Economics from Dartmouth College and an M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

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Dave Morin

Dave Morin Dave Morin is the Senior Platform Manager at Facebook where he leads platform strategy and community. Dave joined Facebook from Apple, where most recently he was the Manager of Creation & Collaboration technologies and was initially the Manager of Student Marketing worldwide. Prior to Apple, Dave founded the company Viadi, a technology and marketing company focused on building great brands and experiences using the power of the internet. His focus on innovation, visionary marketing and technology strategy has involved extensive interaction with the global market at large. Dave received a B.S. in Economics and Business from the University of Colorado at Boulder.

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Brian Mulloy

Brian Mulloy Brian Mulloy is the cofounder and CEO of Swivel. His first computer was a Commodore Vic-20 and the first computer program he wrote was an animated break dancer. Brian graduated from the University of Michigan, where he earned a BS in physics. Before starting Swivel he worked as an engineer at IBM and as a marketer at BEA Systems, a Silicon Valley software company. At BEA he met his cofounder, Dmitry Dimov. Today, Brian is part of the engineering team responsible for building Swivel. He lives in San Francisco with his wife, Stacy, and is never too far from a conversation about baseball.

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David Munden

Prior to founding Dealmap, David was Head of Group Strategy for a similar web based startup called Growasia. David has had over 20 years working experience in the Asia-Pacific region and over 10 years in IT-related projects. Formerly General Manager of Hypercom Asia, a leading EFTPOS and Data Communications solutions provider, and Regional Interactive Services Director for Dentsu, Young and Rubicam’s Direct Marketing Consultancy – Wunderman, David has extensive experience in both large and small interactive projects. These include database marketing and internet solutions for Ericsson, Ford, Sony, IBM, and Citibank, as well as several start-up internet businesses.

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Oliver Muoto

Oliver Muoto Oliver Muoto is VP, BizDev for strategic relationships with marketplaces and syndication partners with more than 15 years in integrated Web services; part of five startups: TagWorld, Epicentric (acquired by Vignette), TouchWave (acquired by Ericsson), RandomNoise (acquired by Vignette), ActiveTelco (acquired by TutSystems), and eGroups (acquired by Yahoo! for $432M).

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John Musser

John Musser Bio: John Musser is the founder of ProgrammableWeb.com, the online resource for mashups, APIs and the web as platform. He is a Seattle-based technology consultant, writer and teacher. During his 20-year career in software development he has shipped five award-winning software products in three industries working with companies including Electronic Arts, Credit Suisse, MTV and Bell Labs. He has taught at Columbia University, the University of Washington, and has written for a variety of technology publications on software development.

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Greg Narain

Greg Narain Greg Narain is a co-founder of Blue Whale Labs, a strategic consulting, design & development firm. At Blue Whale, Greg focuses the majority of his time on creating innovative product solutions that enable the social dimension of software. Trained in both design and development, Greg combines these talents, and more than a decade of experience, to create unique products and user experiences.

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Basem Nayfeh

As CTO, Basem Nayfeh leads the development and innovation of the Revenue Science Behavioral Targeting Marketplace. Basem served as CTO and co-founder of CoRelation, an online behavioral segmentation and personalization media company acquired by Revenue Science in 2001. Prior to CoRelation, Basem was a research scientist at Digital's (later Compaq's) Western Research Laboratory, performing research in the area of scalable systems and algorithms. Basem has also held research positions at Sun Microsystems Labs and Canon Research, focusing on systems design and pattern matching algorithms. He also worked on large-scale scientific applications and visualization at IBM's High-Performance Supercomputing Systems Development Laboratory (HPSSDL). Basem received a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the Computer Systems Laboratory at Stanford University.

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Rafe Needleman

Rafe Needleman Rafe has been covering technology and business since 1988. He started at InfoWorld as a reviews editor. Following that, he launched Corporate Computing magazine, and then moved on to become manager of advanced technologies for ZD Labs. In 1995, he became editor-in-chief of Byte magazine. He joined CNET as editor of CNET.com, shortly after it started in 1997.

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Brad Neuberg

Brad Neuberg's passion is creating open source inventions. He is currently working with Douglas Engelbart, inventor of the computer mouse. Previous work includes Dojo Storage; the Internet Archive's Ajax book reader; Rojo's web RSS reader; and more. Neuberg has contributed code to Mozilla, Apache Jakarta, and more.

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Dan Newman

Dan Newman Dan Newman is Executive Director of MAPLight.org, a nonpartisan nonprofit illuminating the connection between money and politics in unprecedented ways. This groundbreaking site reveals relationships between campaign donations and legislative votes, helping citizens and communities hold their elected officials accountable. The Sunlight Foundation called MAPLight.org "a preview of the next generation of money-and-politics reporting."

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Duane Nickull

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Surojit Niyogi

Roj Niyogi is President/Director of Tripod Computing Services Pvt Ltd, a web application development outfit in Kolkata, India. Born and raised in the US, Roj embarked on a journey to India in early 2004 to establish a high-quality web services company which he continues to operate today in tandem with partners from all corners of the globe. With a blend of web development and systems administration experience under his belt, he routinely advises his team on best practices relating to intuitive and aesthetically pleasing browser-based solutions. Roj studied at the University of California Davis and University of Texas at Austin.

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Greg Olsen

Prior to Coghead, Greg co-founded Extricity, Inc. (purchased by Peregrine Systems in 2001), an innovative provider of business-to-business integration solutions that pioneered the use of Java and XML technologies in enterprise software. Before Extricity, Greg was a member of the pioneering web company EIT whose alumni have spawned numerous Internet startups. Greg holds a PhD from Stanford University and has been a thought leader in the evolving role of the internet as a platform for enterprise applications.

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Wendy Owen

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Jeremiah Owyang

Jeremiah Owyang Jeremiah is a well known web strategy and media expert and is sought out by both Fortune 500 and startup companies. He is currently Director of Corporate Media Strategy at PodTech.net . In this role, he consults with PodTech's Fortune 1000. He also writes a daily blog Web Strategy by Jeremiah and speaks at Technology, PR, and Marketing conferences about web and media strategy.

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Jennifer Pahlka

Jennifer Pahlka Jennifer Pahlka runs the Collaborative Technologies Conference for CMP Technology , formerly MediaLive Intl. Before that, she was the director of the Game Group at CMP Media, where she oversaw the dramatic growth of the Game Developers Conference (GDC) from 1995 to 2003 and launched a number of new programs, including the Independent Games Festival, known as the Sundance of the game industry. Her roles included publisher of Game Developer magazine and Gamasutra.com, the premiere web site for game developers, and executive director of the International Game Developers Association (IGDA), an independent non-profit association serving game developers around the world. She has served on the advisory boards of the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) and the GDC and held a board of directors position on the IGDA for three years. She is a graduate of Yale University.

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John Panzer

John Panzer is a system architect for web products at AOL, working on social networks, community, blogs, feeds, and platforms. In the past he has managed development for AOL Journals, Favorites Plus, Polls, Groups, and other products. His interests include social software, identity, web ecosystems, and disruptive innovation.

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Birju Patel

Birju Patel Birju Patel is responsible for developing key industry partnerships to expand Radialpoint's market offerings and penetration. Birju brings more than 13 years of telecom industry experience with a focus on customer experience, delivering Value Added Services (VAS) and the development of Internet strategies. Most recently, he was responsible for Entertainment & Portal Strategy at Bell Canada's Sympatico division.

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Ted Patrick

Ted Patrick Ted Patrick is a Technical Evangelist for Flex at Adobe Systems. He worked with Flash since FutureSplash Animator and watched its evolution from animation to application. Prior to joining Adobe in May 2006, he provided consulting services at PowerSDK Software and Cynergy Systems. Ted is actively involved in the Flex development community and works at Adobe to define the future of rich media.

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Joel Penner

Joel Penner is currently the Lead Developer for Rivida and has been part of numerous projects on platforms ranging from ASP.NET to PHP. Outside of Etelos themselves, Joel is one of the most experienced EASE (Etelos) developers in the Etelos Ecosystem. He has had a hand in almost every Etelos project Rivida has dealt with and has been developing on the platform since 2003.

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Jeremy Pepper

Pepper has a decade's worth of experience in high-technology, consumer technology and consumer public relations, and is one of the world's earliest and well-known PR bloggers. His POP! PR Jots (http://pop-pr.blogspot.com) is considered one of the most popular PR blogs, writing on topics affecting the marketing and public relations industries. Pepper works closely with clients from various practices, including consumer, consumer technology, healthcare and high-tech. Such clients include American Licorice, BEA Systems, Cisco, and General Motors, among others, working with clients to develop and drive social media strategies.

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Chris Pirillo

As a memorable face and voice for the world of technology, Chris Pirillo is a personality in whom tech enthusiasts and neophytes trust to answer their tech questions. From his own face-inspired cartoon logo to his real face on national TV, Chris's ongoing efforts have provided timely, accurate, and reliable information to the mass market: PC users, Internet surfers, consumer electronics dependents.

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Martin Plaehn

Martin Plaehn Martin Plaehn serves as President and CEO of Bungee Labs, Inc., an emerging company developing a 100% on-demand application development environment for efficiently creating and instantly deploying rich web applications. Bungee Labs is capitalized with venture financing from North Bridge Venture Partners, Venrock Associates and Wasatch Ventures.

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Michael Platt

Michael Platt Based in Microsoft’s Architecture Strategy Group in Redmond, Washington, Michael Platt is responsible for setting Microsoft’s future web architecture strategy. He has extensive experience in architecting web and enterprise applications for organizations of all sizes. A 10 year Microsoft veteran, Michael has over 30 years of experience in the IT industry with IBM and Microsoft in research, design, development, pre-sales and consultancy positions.

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Kim Polese

Kim Polese 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.

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Derek Powazek

Derek Powazek Named one of the top 40 "Industry Influencers" this year by Folio Magazine, Derek Powazek is the founder of JPG, a magazine that is made by its community. Derek has worked the web since 1995 at pioneering sites like HotWired, Blogger, and Technorati. He's the author of "Design for Community: The Art of Connecting Real People in Virtual Places" (New Riders, 2001) and now works as a social media entrepreneur and consultant. You can find Derek online at powazek.com.

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Michael Pranikoff

Michael Pranikoff, director of Emerging Media at PR Newswire, is responsible for educating PR Newswire staff and customers about the role emerging media, such as RSS, blogs, social networks, search engines, and other Web 2.0 technologies, play in public relations. Michael joined PR Newswire in 1998 in a client services role, and was quickly promoted through the ranks. He immersed himself in the technology industry in and around the Washington, D.C. area working with clients such as XM Satellite Radio, AOL and the Consumer Electronics Association.

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LeeAnn Prescott

LeeAnn Prescott LeeAnn Prescott is Research Director at Hitwise, covering the U.S. Internet market. LeeAnn brings nine years of consumer-focused market research experience to her role. Since joining Hitwise, LeeAnn has authored key industry reports on online retail, travel, and search engines, and is a regular speaker at industry conferences such as Search Engine Strategies and Mediapost's Search Insider Summit. She has been quoted as an expert in leading publications, including the New York Times and the Financial Times, and has appeared on CNBC Power Lunch and Closing Bell. LeeAnn is a contributing writer to iMedia Connection, and writes frequently about consumer generated media, social networking and online video.

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Hooman Radfar

Hooman Radfar Hooman is the founder of Clearspring Technologies, the leading provider of online widget syndication services. At Clearspring, he is actively involved in shaping product and marketing initiatives. He was recently named one of Tech's Best Entrepreneurs in BusinessWeek and was nominated for Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur of the Year. Hooman is a frequently requested speaker in the areas of social networks, content syndication, and digital media.

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Ilkka Raiskinen

Ilkka Raiskinen Ilkka Raiskinen has been working in the area of mobile services since the early 1990’s. Currently, he serves as senior vice president for Multimedia Experiences, Multimedia, Nokia. He leads the Multimedia Experiences unit that is responsible for planning, creating, and implementing consumer-driven experiences. The key experience areas are mobile photography and video, mobile music, mobile computing, digital home, Internet, mobile TV, media to-go, and games.

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Ben Rattray

Ben Rattray Ben is founder and CEO of Change.org, a new social network for social activism. Ben was previously a government affairs consultant in Washington, DC and co-founder of GFS, a social entrepreneurship venture to help nonprofits and municipalities navigate the federal grant process, which won the top software award at Stanford University's business plan competition. Ben is a graduate of Stanford and the London School of Economics.

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Daniel Read

As Vice President of Product and User Experience at Ask.com, Daniel Read oversees user experience, product architecture, new product development, and user interface design and strategy. Formerly Product Director at Ask Jeeves UK, he joined the Company from British Airways, where he developed and designed BA's web properties, ecommerce services, online customer support and marketing operations.

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David Recordon

David Recordon David Recordon works for VeriSign within their David Recordon is Open Platforms Tech Lead for Six Apart, the largest independent blogging company in the world. Recordon has played a pivotal role in the development and popularization of key social media technologies such as OpenID. In 2005, Recordon collaborated with Brad Fitzpatrick in the original development of OpenID, which has since become the most popular decentralized single-sign-on protocol in the history of the web.

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John Resig

John Resig John Resig is programmer, working for the Mozilla Corporation, who's the author of the book 'Pro JavaScript Techniques.' He's also the creator and lead developer of the jQuery JavaScript library. When he's not programming, he enjoys watching movies, writing in his web log, and spending time with his girlfriend, Julia.

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Brian Retford

Brian Retford Brian Retford lives in Seattle and whittles away his time as a freelance developer. He has led the development of a variety of communications applications for the first responder industry and has a background in Security and 3d Graphics. While not glued to a screen you can find Brian hiking, making art, or brewing beer, among other things.

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Ted Rheingold

Top Dog Ted Rheingold founded Dogster.com & Catster.com, community sites home to over 250,000 people. Ted's a big fan of passion-centric communities, sustainable business growth and keeping the horse in front of the cart. He lives and works in San Francisco

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Gabe Rivera

Gabe Rivera Rivera wants to build automated news editors combining humanlike savvy with a machine's tirelessness. He hasn't yet, but Techmeme.com is a fine working prototype. Born and reared in New Jersey, he continues growing up in Menlo Park, California.

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Jesse Robbins

Jesse Robbins

Jesse Robbins is an experienced Infrastructure Engineer and Manager with unique passion for IT Operations, Distributed Systems, Fault-Tolerance, and Resilient Design.

Jesse is a frequent leader and evangelist of initiatives to increase Availability (MTBF) and decrease Mean-Time-To-Recover (MTTR). He worked at Amazon.com from 2001-2006, where his business card read "Master of Disaster."

In addition to his IT knowledge, Jesse is a certified Firefighter-1 and Emergency Medical Technician, and holds numerous Hazardous Materials and Technical Rescue certifications.

Jesse is currently the lead organizer for the Black Rock Federal Credit Union and he blogs at www.OpenAid.org.

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Dan Roberts

Dan Roberts is the Director of Developer and Web 2.0 Marketing at Sun Microsystems, covering product marketing and management for all Sun's NetBeans-based tools lines including Java Studio Creator, Java Studio Enterprise, and the Solaris Developer program. Dan also covers emerging technologies like Ajax and the broad Web 2.0 movement which are changing the way Web applications are built today. A member of Sun's Developer Platform and Programs Strategy Team, he's an experienced public speaker who's been with Sun Microsystems for 8 years during which time he's held various product management and marketing programs roles covering many of Sun's Java tools initiatives including Project Rave, Sun ONE Studio, Forte for Java, and NetBeans. Dan joined Sun as part of the Forte Software acquisition.

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John Roberts

John Roberts John Roberts, CEO and Co-Founder of SugarCRM, is a pioneer in the commercial open source enterprise application space. With 14 years experience in enterprise CRM applications, John co-developed Sugar Open Source and introduced open source as a viable contender to established proprietary CRM solutions.

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Jonathan Rochelle

Jonathan Rochelle is responsible for the development of Google Docs & Spreadsheets. Prior to joining Google, Jonathan co-founded two companies - ITK Solutions and 2Web Technologies - a Software product company which was acquired by Google and is responsible for the technology behind Google Spreadsheets. Jonathan began his career at JP Morgan and Company as engineering manager. He holds a degree in computer science and Business Administration from the State University of New York.

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Jacob Rosenberg

Jacob Rosenberg is an Operations Architect at AOL, where he designs systems to create, manage, and deliver web applications. His primary areas of interest are massively scaled web technology and open web services, and the underlying operational infrastructure which enables global web delivery.

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Rob Rueckert

Rob Rueckert is a senior investment manager at Intel Capital focusing on investments in internet solutions and enterprise software. He has over 12 years of software experience as an engineer, consultant and investor. Recently, Rob is leading the efforts behind SuiteTwo (www.suitetwo.com) which is an Enterprise 2.0 offering of blogs, wikis and RSS software for businesses. Rob holds a BS from Brigham Young University and an MBA from the University of Chicago.

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Greg Ruff

Greg Ruff is the founder of White Space Strategy, a strategic market innovation consulting firm based on the principles in his upcoming book White Space. Over his more than 20 years as a Management and Market strategy consultant, Greg has been a leader in developing “Game Changing” strategies that redefined markets to create new opportunities for his clients ranging from IBM, BEA and Adobe to start-ups such as Informatica, FogLight Software and siteROCK. His emphasis on applying lifecycle, value chain, innovation and competitive advantage models has led to sustainable competitive advantage and up to10X+ valuation increases for his clients.

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Chris P. Saari

Chris P. Saari In his 11+ years working in Silicon Valley Chris has had the good fortune to work with some of the brightest and most influential teams and individuals in the industry. Interned at Apple, went to PointCast to work on the graphics and animation engine. In 1998 he went to Mozilla / Netscape as an engineer and manager for Gecko, worked on core Gecko implementation (DOM, XUL, pixel pushing, etc.) and later as a manager on Gecko embedding, Camino, etc. In 2003 he went to Macromedia at first working on Dreamweaver and then on FlexBuilder 2. Yahoo! lured him away in late 2005 to cause trouble with the Messenger team, which is when he started working with Windows Presentation Foundation. Having worked on PointCast, XUL, Flex 2 and now WPF, declarative rich GUI systems are getting to be old hat!

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John SanGiovanni

John SanGiovanni has more than eight years of experience as a wireless strategist and mobile user interface designer. From 1999 to 2006, John was Technical Evangelist and Program Manager for Microsoft Research, where he managed external academic research funding in the areas of mobile technologies and user interfaces. In this role, he authored several patents concerning information visualization, hardware interfaces, and interaction techniques for next-generation mobile devices.

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Yathish Sarathy

Yathish Sarathy Yathish is part of the User Experience Design team at eBay working closely with the eBay Product Designers to develop prototypes and concepts to support future product iterations. Yathish is focused on the presentation tier technologies and is a keen follower of how future technology trends are influenced by social patterns and end-user behavior.

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Nadav Savio

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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.

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Joe Schueller

Joe Schueller Joe Schueller is an Innovation Manager in Procter & Gamble’s Global Business Services organization. With 12 years of experience in a wide range of business disciplines at P&G, Joe is focused on harnessing the collective wisdom of P&G’s global community of nearly 150,000 employees (and beyond) by understanding and applying Web 2.0 technical and cultural innovations.

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Deborah Schultz

Deborah Schultz Deborah is an evangelist and rabble rouser in the new Relationship Economy. An Internet-industry veteran and innovator, she is a passionate customer advocate who believes strongly in the power of technology to connect people, communities and businesses. Deborah currently advises companies ranging in size from start-ups to the Fortune 50 on the new role of marketing and the impact of technology on customer relationships.

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Jordan Schwartz

Jordan Schwartz Jordan Schwartz is a beekeeper and senior program manager focusing on digital photo incubation projects at Microsoft. Over the course of nine years, Jordan drove the creation and delivery of a broad array of features and products ranging from OS search to consumer e-mail to photos. Most recently he has been experimenting with devices, including digital picture frames, cameraphones and portable media players. In his spare time, he is an amateur apiarist.

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Robert Scoble

Robert Scoble Robert Scoble is an American blogger, technical evangelist, and author. Scoble is best known for his popular blog, Scobleizer, which came to prominence during his tenure as a technical evangelist at Microsoft. He is married to Maryam Ghaemmaghami Scoble, and has a son, Patrick, from a previous marriage. He and his wife currently work at PodTech.net, a video-podcast startup. He is also the co-author of Naked Conversations: How Blogs are Changing the Way Businesses Talk with Customers with Shel Israel.

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John Seely Brown

John Seely Brown is currently a senior fellow at the Annenberg Center at USC. Previously, he was the chief scientist of Xerox Corporation and the director of its Palo Alto Research Center (PARC), a position he held for nearly two decades. He was a cofounder of the Institute for Research on Learning (IRL). He is a member of the National Academy of Education and a Fellow of the American Association for Artificial Intelligence and of AAAS and a Trustee of Brown University and the MacArthur Foundation. He serves on numerous public boards (Amazon, Corning, Varian Medical Systems and Polycom) and private boards of directors.

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Premal Shah

As President, Premal leads Kiva.org's efforts to scale its partnerships and member base. Prior to Kiva.org, Premal was a Principal Product Manager at PayPal, an eBay company. During his 6 year career at PayPal, Premal drove a number of key initiatives including a year long project defining eBay's role in economically empowering the global working poor. A number of corporate initiatives have come out of this effort, including PayPal's support of Kiva.org.

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Sanjay Sharma

Sanjay Sharma has worldwide responsibility for the Sun Startup Essentials Program as well as SunÕS relationship with software companies in the infrastructure space. Sanjay has been at Sun for about 8 years. He came to Sun from USIN International, a software consulting company based in San Jose where he led all of US Operations. Prior to that, Sanjay was a part of Mindware, a startup software consulting company in San Jose, and has worked in various sales and marketing positions in Germany and India.

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Ted Shelton

Ted Shelton Ted has a long history as an entrepreneur—Prior to founding The Personal Bee he spent time as COO of Orb Networks, Inc; as CEO and co-founder of The Dr. Spock Company; CEO of Israeli-based Neta4 Technologies; and was the first outside executive recruited to WhoWhere? Inc., the eighth-largest Web property in audience reach at the time it was acquired by Lycos in 1998. From 2000 through 2003 Ted served as the chief strategy officer for Borland Software Corporation, helping to reposition Borland as a strategic vendor of life-cycle development infrastructure from its prior history as a tactical vendor of development tools. In prior lives, Ted also led a development team for CMP Media, a high-tech media company, Swiss Bank Corporation (now part of UBS), and was a founder of IT Solutions, Inc., a software development company focused on the NeXT computer.

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Craig Sherman

Craig Sherman Craig is CEO of Gaia Online, the largest online hangout for teens. Craig leads the company’s strategic planning, management, and technology development with a focus on maintaining Gaia’s rapid growth as a company and one of the most popular online destinations for teens. Prior to joining Gaia Online, Craig served as an Entrepreneur in Residence for Benchmark Capital. Craig was also COO of MyFamily.com, where he helped grow the company from $23 Million to $150 Million in sales. During his tenure, Craig helped re-focus the company on its consumer subscription business and grew that from 200,000 to over 2 million subscribers, taking the company from significant losses to profitability.

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Rajen Sheth

Rajen Sheth is responsible for development and management of enterprise products at Google, including Google Apps communication and collaboration services, as well as Google search products for businesses. He brings to Google several years of experience in delivering innovative products to enterprise customers. Rajen joined Google from VMware (a subsidiary of EMC) where he managed the award-winning ESX Server datacenter virtualization software line.

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David L. Sifry

David Sifry David Sifry is a serial entrepreneur with over 19 years of software development and industry experience. Before founding Technorati, Sifry was cofounder and CTO of Sputnick, a Wi-Fi gateway company, and previously, cofounder of Linuxcare, where he served as CTO and VP of Engineering. Sifry also served as a founding member of the board of Linux International and on the technical advisory board of the National Cybercrime Training Partnership for law enforcement nctp.org.

He has a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Johns Hopkins University and can often be found speaking on panels and giving lectures on a variety of technology issues, ranging from wireless spectrum policy and Wi-Fi, to Weblogs and open source software.

Sifry’s blog is Sifry's Alerts.

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Vishal Sikka

Vishal Sikka is senior vice president and general manager of SAP's architecture group responsible for roadmap and architecture governance for all of SAP's products and solutions. In addition, he runs SAP's technology office which focuses on innovation and partnerships in strategic product and technology areas. Prior to SAP, Sikka was vice president of platform technologies at Peregrine Systems (Remedy). Sikka joined Peregrine following the acquisition of Bodha, Inc., where he served as founder and CEO. Bodha developed technology for non-invasive, service-based integration of enterprise applications and information. Sikka holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Stanford University.

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Marc Siry

Marc Siry joined >nbbc as the Vice President of Product Management & Design in June of 2006. In this role, Siry leads the design and product specifications for >nbbc's digital video syndication marketplace, which is a B2B service that empowers advertisers, content creators, and publishers to access, monetize, and distribute digital video. Prior to joining NBC, Siry served as the Director of Experience Strategy for America Online. At AOL, Siry founded and led the team dedicated to building advanced consumer facing video experiences.

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Ganesh Sivaraman

Ganesh Sivaraman has global marketing responsibility for creating awareness, interest, and excitement of the highly acclaimed Web Browser for S60, the world’s leading smartphone platform, to consumers, customers, partners and the like. Prior to joining S60 Browser Application, he was in charge of application management of S60 Rich Call and had the global responsibility for product creation, management and strategic direction. He also represented Nokia as the lead delegate in mobile standardization bodies, such as SyncML and Open Mobile Alliance (OMA), as co-chairman in SyncML and vice-chairman in OMA Data Synchronization groups. He has been with Nokia since 2000 and has a master's in science degree in Electronics.

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Rich Skrenta

Rich Skrenta Rich co-founded news community Topix.net following two decades of experience in developing user-generated communities and Internet applications. He’s previously led development for AOL Music, Shopping and Netscape Search, and co-founded NewHoo, the largest user-created Web directory (acquired by Netscape and still used by Google, Alexa and others).

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Rolf Skyberg

Rolf Skyberg As Disruptive Innovator at eBay, Rolf Skyberg investigates the creation of engaging buyer experiences. While at eBay he has focused on inspiring new ways of approaching problems and exploring them from a holistic viewpoint. His particular interests include forming socio-retail spaces and leveraging adopted technology to reduce buyer frictions. Rolf has a BS in Information Systems and Quantitative Analysis with additional studies in System Science. He has worked in technology since before the first dot.com bust and hopes to continue thinking up great ideas through the second boom.

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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.

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Donna Sokolsky

As a co-founder of Sparkpr, Donna is a highly respected pro who is obsessed with achieving results for clients large and small. While successfully creating a public relations powerhouse she has fostered a spirit of fearless, creative communication. Donna's enthusiasm is complemented by her persistent awareness of what's best for business. She has rooted herself deeply amidst the influencing community and is a trusted peer, resource and counselor to some of the most powerful executives, VCs and journalists both domestically and abroad.

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Brian Solis

Brian Solis Brian Solis is principal at FutureWorks PR, an award-winning PR and Social Media agency founded in 1999. Solis blogs at PR2.0, http://www.briansolis.com, and regularly contributes to many industry trades. He is also frequently quoted in articles relating to technology trends and Marketing/PR strategies.

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Luke Sontag

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Steve Souders

Steve Souders works at Yahoo! as the Chief Performance Yahoo!. Prior to that he ran the development team for My Yahoo!. He's been at Yahoo! since 2000 working on many of the platforms and products within the company. His work tackling the scalability challenges of Yahoo!'s large number of users and page views groomed him for his current role. As Chief Performance Yahoo! he has developed a set of best practices for making web sites faster. He builds tools for performance analysis and evangelizes these best practices and tools across Yahoo!'s product teams. He's currently writing a book about his work for O'Reilly Media called High Performance Web Pages that will be available in 2007.

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Mike Speiser

Mike Speiser is vice president of community products, where he oversees Yahoo!’s popular communities products, including Yahoo! Groups, Yahoo! 360° and Bix. In this role, Mike focuses on helping to foster online communities that offer people a place to interact, discover and share knowledge and passions. Mike joined Yahoo! in February 2007 through the acquisition of Bix, a social media service that allows users to create, enter and judge contests, where he served as president and CEO. Prior to co-founding Bix, Mike served as vice president and technical advisor to Symantec CEO, John Thompson. Previously, he was vice president of product marketing and product management at Veritas, which was acquired by Symantec. Mike also co-founded Epinions.com, one of the first user-generated content sites on the Internet, worked as a consultant at McKinsey & Company, and was an analyst with CS First Boston. Mike holds an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School, where he graduated as a Baker Scholar, and a B.A. from the University of Arizona.

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Stephan M. Spencer

Stephan M. Spencer, M.Sc., is founder and president of SEO specialist web agency Netconcepts. Founded in 1995, Netconcepts is one of the leading voices for search engine ready ecommerce. Clients include Home Shopping Network, AOL, Verizon SuperPages.com, Discovery Channel, and REI. Stephan is a frequent speaker at Internet conferences around the globe for organizations such as the DMA, AMA, Shop.org, Search Engine Strategies, IQPC and IIR.

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Alex Stamos

Alex is an experienced security engineer and a Founding Partner of iSEC Partners. He is a leading researcher in the field of web application security and has been a featured speaker at top industry conferences such as BlackHat USA, BlackHat Japan, DefCon, ToorCon, SyScan, Microsoft BlueHat, the ACM Reflections|Projects Conference and OWASP App Sec. He holds a BSEE from the University of California, Berkeley.

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Ari Steinberg

Ari Steinberg Ari Steinberg is a software engineer at Facebook where he focuses primarily on development for the Facebook Platform. In addition to working on Platform, he has helped create and code projects such as the Facebook Toolbar for Firefox, Profile Badge and the Facebook Query Language (FQL). Ari joined Facebook after graduating from Stanford University where he received a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Computer Science, while specializing in Artificial Intelligence and Natural Language Processing. While at Stanford, Ari also worked at Flock, MSN Search, and VMware.

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Ryan Stewart

Ryan Stewart Ryan Stewart holds an economics degree from the University of Pennsylvania and is now a Rich Internet Application developer and industry analyst. After graduating from Penn, he spent two years developing applications for the Wharton School and pushing the idea of the web as a platform for learning. Ryan now lives in Seattle with his wife and works for Threecast, a social media software company leveraging Rich Internet Application technologies. He also blogs about Rich Internet Applications for ZDNet and on his personal blog, Digital Backcountry.

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Biz Stone

Biz Stone Biz Stone helped create Twitter last year and continues to serve in a product development position. Other web companies Biz helped build include Xanga, Odeo, and Blogger after it's acquisition by Google. Biz is the author of the books Blogging Genius Strategies for Instant Web Content and Who Let The Blogs Out: A Hyperconnected Peek At The World of Weblogs. He lives in Berkeley with his wife Livia and a bunch of strange animals. Seriously, the upstairs bathroom is home to a Russian tortoise.

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Jerrod Strid

Jerrod Strid has been developing user-friendly Applications for years. At Etelos, his focus has been on delivering well-built and easy-to-use Applications in a timely manner. He has experience with JAVA, AJAX, ASP/.Net and of course the English Application Scripting engine. Jerrod has had a hand in almost all of Etelos’ projects, including a CRM tool for Google and Dealmap, a social networking site that gives users the ability to close deals online.

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Tony Stubblebine

Tony Stubblebine is a social software enthusiast, agile management consultant, programmer, and author. He helped launch Wesabe, a personal finance startup and was Engineering Director at Odeo and Lead Engineer at O'Reilly.

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Prabakar Sundarrajan

Prabakar Sundarrajan Prabakar Sundarrajan is responsible for driving Citrix Application Networking Group’s technology vision, product strategy and architecture. Prabakar joined Citrix via the acquisition of NetScaler Inc, where he served as CTO and EVP of Strategic Planning and Corporate Development. Prior to NetScaler, as Senior Vice President, Technology for Exodus Communications, Prabakar Sundarrajan oversaw the technology strategy for the company's managed services for business critical eBusiness applications. Prabakar was a member of the Exodus founding team and had led the strategy, development and delivery of Exodus managed services from its inception.

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Matt Sweeney

Matt Sweeney is a lead developer on Yahoo!s User Interface team (YUI). He is passionate about web standards and accessibility, and believes that content delivered as HTML should be accessible to all users with any browser. Originally from Michigan, Matt has lived in the Bay Area for ten years, and, as one of the original "web developers" at Yahoo!, has been driving adoption of semantic markup, CSS, and unobtrusive JavaScript for nearly five years. Matt's philosophies have helped shape the current state of YUI development, as well as Yahoo!s approach to web development as a whole.

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Bill Tancer

Bill Tancer A self-confessed data geek, Bill Tancer is the general manager of global research at Hitwise, the world’s leading online competitive intelligence services. Tancer and his team of analysts are widely quoted throughout the industry on the latest Internet trends. He appears as a frequent guest on CNBC, has been quoted in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, the Washington Post and USAToday on topics ranging from the state of e-commerce to predicting American Idol winners using search term research. Tancer also writes a weekly column for Time magazine (Time.com) entitled "The Science of Search."

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Bret Taylor

Bret Taylor Bret Taylor is an Entrepreneur in Residence at Benchmark Capital, where he is in the process of starting a company with his long time friend Jim Norris. Before joining Benchmark, Bret was at Google for four years, where he launched Google Maps, Google Local, the Google Maps API, and founded Google's Developer product group. Bret has a MS and BS in Computer Science from Stanford University.

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Tenni Theurer

Tenni Theurer works at Yahoo! as a Technical Evangelist for performance, where she aligns business and engineering teams to build products better, faster, and more efficient. She has recently published a series of performance blogs on Yahoo's User Interface Blog. Prior to Yahoo!, Tenni worked in IBM’s Pervasive Computing group involved in developing high performance enterprise mobile solutions. She worked directly with customers on large-scale deployments and was involved in marketing and competitive research, as well as performance and development. Tenni holds a BS in Computer Science from the University of California, San Diego

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Paola Tonelli

Paola Tonelli Paola Tonelli is Head of Centre, Group Research and Development, based in Madrid Spain. She is responsible for leading Vodafone Group's global specifications development for mobile data services activities. Ms. Tonelli has served as the Chairman of the Strategic Planning Committee and Vice Chair of the Board of Directors at the Open Mobile Alliance since 2002. She has serve d on the board of Liberty Alliance and was chairman of the Operators Group the UMTS Forum.

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Mena Trott

Mena Trott Mena Trott is co-founder and president of Six Apart, the creators of the TypePad service and Movable Type software, two of the leading tools for publishing weblogs. In addition to her role helping lead management and business efforts at Six Apart, Trott enjoys making the products aesthetically pleasing as well as functionally intuitive. Named one of Fast Company's "Fast 50 for 2004," Trott has been involved in the weblogging space since she first began publishing to her own weblog, dollarshort.org in early 2001. She speaks regularly at industry conferences--notably Supernova, South by Southwest, AdTech and DEMO 2004--and writes frequently about weblogging and Six Apart at Mena's Corner. She lives in San Francisco with her husband and co-founder of Six Apart, Ben Trott.

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Andrew Turner

Andrew Turner Andrew Turner is an engineer who develops tools and technology for geospatial and automation systems. He is the author of the O'Reilly Shortcut "Introduction to Neogeography" and also contributes to MacTech Magazine and Linux Journal. Andrew has built airships, spacecraft, and robotic vehicles. Andrew now lives in Southeast Michigan, but travels the world as frequently as possible. He dabbles in photography, scuba diving, snowboarding, and is an avid curler.

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Dirk-Willem van Gulik

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Thomas Vander Wal

Thomas Vander Wal has a broad background in web design and development. In 2004 he coined the term Folksonomy and is currently researching, advising, developing tagging systems, and social networking services. He is the founder and principal of InfoCloud Solutions, Inc., a web consulting and product development firm.

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Raju Vegesna

Raju Vegesna is the evangelist for Zoho responsible for promoting Zoho applications. He performed multiple key roles in the last seven years with the company. Raju holds a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science.

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Ari Virtanen

Ari Virtanen Ari Virtanen heads the Multimedia Business Group’s Convergence Business that makes non-cellular connected products for consumers home and mobile use, including the current leading product, the Nokia 770 Internet Tablet. Prior to joining Convergence Products, Multimedia, Ari was in charge of Networks’ System Technology Unit with the global responsibility of network related end-to-end system functionalities, architectures, R&D and technology strategies as well as regulatory and standardization activities.

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Fred von Lohmann

Fred von Lohmann Fred von Lohmann is a senior staff attorney with the Electronic Frontier Foundation, specializing in intellectual property issues. In that role, he has represented programmers, technology innovators, and individuals in litigation against every major record label, movie studio, and television network (as well as several cable TV networks and music publishers) in the United States. In additon to litigation, he is involved in EFF's efforts to educate policy-makers regarding the proper balance between intellectual property protection and the public interest in fair use, free expression, and innovation.

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Kip Voytek

Kip is responsible for leading and managing R/GA’s innovative and globally respected interaction design (ID) department. He heads a team of user-centric interaction designers focused on systematic design: the establishment of structured design systems for information architecture, navigation and user experience. The design systems lead to more usable and consistent brand experiences, providing the groundwork and flexibility that enable integrated communication across multiple customer channels.

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Chad Walters

Mr. Walters (B.A. Symbolic Systems, Stanford University) brings extensive websearch knowledge and experience to the Powerset team. Before joining Powerset, Mr. Walters served as Websearch Architect for Yahoo!. In this role, he provided technical leadership spanning the Websearch organization with an emphasis on runtime query serving infrastructure. He was a key contributor and technical manager for the launch of Yahoo! Websearch's backend query serving infrastructure and led efforts which produced significant improvements in the performance, scalability, extensibility, and flexibility of the core query serving platform.

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Martin Wegenstein

Prior to retiring in 2006, Martin Wegenstein was the CIO Autodesk, a Fortune 1000 company, where he was responsible for the world wide information technology infrastructure and IT based systems solutions. Prior to Autodesk, Martin was VP of Operations at Slam Dunk Networks, a managed network services provider for secure, guaranteed delivery of applications to applications transaction messages. Before Slam Dunk, Wegenstein was Senior VP of Operations and Customer Service at Pilot Network Services, a provider of highly secure Internet access and web hosting services. Prior to Pilot, Wegenstein served as CIO at Applied Materials and Raychem, following a long career at Emerson Electric Co.

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Jeff Weiner

Jeff Weiner Jeff Weiner serves as Executive Vice President of Yahoo!’s Network Division and is a key member of the company’s executive team. In this role, Weiner oversees the majority of Yahoo!’s consumer-facing assets including Yahoo.com, Search, the Community and social media properties such as Groups, Flickr and Bix, Communications products such as Mail and Messenger as well as the media properties under News and Information and Entertainment.

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Matt Welsh

Matt Welsh Matt Welsh is a graduate student at the University of California, Berkeley, researching architectures for next-generation Internet systems. His Linux involvement dates back to 1992 as the original coordinator of the Linux Documentation Project and author of various works, including the online book Linux Installation and Getting Started. His efforts have since shifted into promoting Linux for Computer Science research and education, along with the Extreme Linux project, supporting Linux for supercomputing applications. He is also the author of Running Linux published by O'Reilly and Associates.

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Chris Wetherell

For nearly a decade, Chris Wetherell has been designing and implementing interfaces for web applications and has been doing so as a software engineer for Google since 2004. One of his 20% projects has since become the recently acclaimed feed reading application Google Reader and he has spoken to groups about perceived authority, user needs, and innovation in rich user interface development. In addition to an interest and everyday preoccupation with torturing the browsers you use, he plays drums for rock bands such as Citizens Here and Abroad who are kind enough to allow him to tour internationally in the software off-season.

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George Williams

George Williams is the Mobile Interaction Designer at Sling Media Inc, where he is part of the User Experience Design Group. George has helped take the streaming video experience to mobile platforms such as Symbian and Windows Mobile. His work includes fine-tuning the Information Architecture for a given OS, creating the GUI and Iconography. SlingPlayer Mobile for the Palm OS is the most recent project.

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Simon Willison

Simon Willison Simon Willison is co-creator of the Django web framework for Python. He has worked for the BBC and Yahoo!, and is now an independent consultant.

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Chris Wilson

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John Witchel

Mr. Witchel is a veteran entrepreneur whose expertise in massively scaleable architectures and high-performance computing helped spawn a number of successful start-up companies. As a technology visionary, he is responsible for the breakthrough phenomenon of FlashMob Supercomputing, a massive computing collaboration designed to make supercomputing available to the masses.

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Luke Wroblewski

Luke Wroblewski Speaker biography coming soon.

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Susan Wu

Susan Wu Susan is a member and the former CMO of the Apache Software Foundation. Susan's roots in the open source community stems from her long-abiding interest in how technology catalyzes social and economic change. She began her career as the chief architect of an early massively multiplayer online game and has remained active in online gaming. Susan has also served in executive management roles at two NASDAQ listed software and services companies. Susan is currently a venture capitalist at Charles River Ventures, where she focuses on consumer technology investments. She writes a blog at www.reality.org.

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Ginsu Yoon

Gene Yoon leads the development of international efforts for Second Life. He also handles corporate and business development and currently serves as the company's general counsel. Prior to Linden Lab, he was general counsel and corporate secretary at Airespace, a wireless LAN equipment company, where he negotiated key strategic relationships, including the sale of the company to Cisco Systems.

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G. Oliver Young

G. Oliver Young Oliver covers Web 2.0 and Social Computing — including blogs, wikis, RSS, social networking, and podcasting — and its impact on technology vendors and the overall tech industry, particularly as it pertains to business adopting these technologies. As part of this coverage, Oliver also looks at broad economic trends in the tech industry. Prior to his analyst role, Oliver served as a researcher at Forrester. In that role, he conducted primary survey research and supported Forrester's Business Technographics® product, managing data collection and survey creation.

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John Zapolski

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