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March 29, 2010

Keynotes Announced for Web 2.0 Expo San Francisco 2010

San Francisco, CA, March 29, 2010—O'Reilly Media, Inc. and UBM TechWeb, co-producers of Web 2.0 Expo, Web 2.0 Summit, Gov 2.0 Expo and Gov 2.0 Summit, today announced the keynote speakers scheduled for Web 2.0 Expo San Francisco 2010, themed around the "Power of Platforms." This year's theme is focused on helping business choose and leverage the right Web platforms for success. The event takes place May 3-6, 2010 at the Moscone West Convention Center. To register or for more information visit: web2expo.com/sf.

The list of key speakers for Web 2.0 Expo San Francisco 2010 continues to grow and currently includes:

  • Jen Bekman, Founder, 20_200 | Jen Bekman Projects, Inc.
  • Steve Blank, Author, "Four Steps to the Epiphany"
  • Paul Buchheit, Facebook
  • Lili Cheng, General Manager, Microsoft's Future Social Experiences (FUSE) Labs
  • June Cohen, Executive Producer, TED Conferences
  • Ben Huh, Chief Cheezburger, I Can Has Cheezburger
  • Charlie Kim, CEO & Founder, Next Jump Inc.
  • Kevin Lynch, CTO & Senior VP, Adobe Systems Incorporated
  • Hilary Mason, Lead Scientist, bit.ly
  • Jeff Pierce, Research Staff Member, Almaden Research Center, IBM Research
  • Eric Ries, Venture Advisor, Lessons Learned
  • Clara Shih, Author, The Facebook Era
  • Josh Silverman, CEO, Skype
  • Danny Sullivan, Editor in Chief, Search Engine Land
  • Rebecca Thorman, PR & Community Manager, Alice.com
  • Ge Wang, Assistant Professor, Stanford University and Co-founder, CTO, Chief Creative Officer, Smule

"The Web has created huge opportunities for vendors, partners, competitors and new players to define their role within our increasingly mobile and social world," said Sarah Milstein, Web 2.0 Expo conference co-chair. "This year, Web 2.0 Expo brings together speakers from organizations that are exploring new platforms and using the Web for growth. With the goal of educating and inspiring our attendees, Web 2.0 Expo highlights the important debates and captures the conversation amongst key players of our web-fueled world."

Fostering a setting for innovation, creativity and dialogue, Web 2.0 Expo San Francisco offers a multi-track conference, workshops, expo show floor, an "unconference" program called Web2Open, networking opportunities and a Launch Pad program. This year's Launch Pad, sponsored by Elance, is looking to spotlight new and innovative Web 2.0 products or companies. The call for Launch Pad submissions is now open and will close on March 31, 2010. To submit a proposal and for more information visit: web2expo.com/webexsf2010/public/cfp/102.

Sponsors of the Web 2.0 Expo San Francisco 2010 include: Platinum sponsor Microsoft; Gold sponsors Adobe, .CO, Ericsson, Germany Trade & Invest, and IBM; Silver sponsors Berlin Partner, blueKiwi, EffectiveUI, HP, Neustar, OpenSRS, OpenText, The Planet and CloudTest.

To learn more about the 2010 Web 2.0 Expo San Francisco or register visit: web2expo.com/sf

For articles, blogs, photos, videos, and speaker presentation files from Web 2.0 Expo SF 2009, see: web2expo.com/webexsf2009

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