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July 15, 2010

Web 2.0 Summit Adds New Speakers to 2010 Lineup: Confirmed Headliners Now Include Peter Chernin, John Doerr, Olli- Pekka Kallasvuo, Vinod Khosla, Michael Rubin and Mark Zuckerberg

Sebastopol, CA, July 15, 2010 — Today Web 2.0 Summit, co produced by O'Reilly Media and UBM TechWeb, release six new additions to the lineup at this year's event. Web 2.0 Summit — which has sold out year after year — brings together a powerful assembly of senior executives and entrepreneurial innovators, as well as technologists, financiers, analysts and pundits to discuss this year's theme: "Points of Control: The Battle for the Network Economy." Program Chair, John Battelle of Federated Media and O'Reilly CEO and founder, Tim O'Reilly will be moderating this year's event November 15-17 at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco. For more information and to request an invitation visit http://www.web2summit.com/web2010.

The list of industry leaders speaking at Web 2.0 Summit will grow as the event nears. New additions include:

  • Peter Chernin, Chernin Entertainment and The Chernin Group
  • John Doerr, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
  • Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo, Nokia Corporation
  • Vinod Khosla, Khosla Ventures
  • Michael Rubin, GSI Commerce
  • Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook

They join an impressive list of news makers taking the Web 2.0 Summit stage including will.i.am, Musician/Producer: Black Eyed Peas; Carol Bartz CEO: Yahoo!; Ari Emanuel, Co-CEO: William Morris Endeavor Entertainment; Reed Hastings, CEO, President, and Chair, Netflix, Inc.; Robin Li Co-Founder, Chairman and CEO: Baidu, Inc.; and Susan Lyne, CEO, Gilt Groupe LLC; Yuri Milner, CEO, Digital Sky Technologies and Frank Quattrone, Founder and head of Merchant Banking, Qatalyst Partners.

"We have such an amazing lineup this year," said John Battelle, Web 2.0 Summit program chair. "With the program we've orchestrated, Web 2.0 Summit promises to be the front row seat to the heated battle for dominance of the Internet Economy."

In its seventh year, the event will investigate a new dynamic based on shifting points of control in a corporate battle to rule the Internet Economy. The Web 2.0 Summit program will feature companies and speakers who are creating the shift and moving into new fields of battle, mapping strategic inflection points and identifying key players who are fighting to control the services and infrastructure of a Web Squared world.

Attendance at Web 2.0 Summit is limited to maintain an intimate setting and foster dialog among participants. General attendee registration is by invitation only; interested parties may request an invitation at http://web2summit.com. Media credentials are also extended by invitation only.

Web 2.0 Summit sponsors include Silver Sponsors Canaan Partners and Quova; Supporting Sponsor Aperture.

Video from Summit 2009:
http://web2summit.blip.tv/

Trackback URL:
http://www.web2summit.com/web2010

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About UBM TechWeb
UBM TechWeb, the global leader in technology media and professional information, enables people and organizations to harness the transformative power of technology. Through its three core businesses—media solutions, marketing services and paid content—UBM TechWeb produces the most respected and consumed brands and media applications in the technology market. More than 14 million business and technology professionals actively engage in UBM TechWeb's communities and information resources monthly.

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