Press Release: February 12, 2007
Amazon, Google, and Yahoo! Executives to Keynote at CMP Technology and O'Reilly Media's Web 2.0 ExpoAll Star Line Up to Include Jeff Bezos, Eric Schmidt, and Jeff Weiner
SAN FRANCISCO -- O'Reilly Media, Inc. and CMP Technology today announced the featured presentation and keynotes for Web 2.0 Expo, a line up that includes Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon.com; Eric Schmidt, Chairman of the Executive Committee and Chief Executive Officer of Google, Inc.; and Jeff Weiner, Senior Vice President Yahoo! Search. Web 2.0 Expo will take place April 15-18, 2007 at the Moscone West Convention Center in San Francisco. Registration is now open at www.web2expo.com.
Web 2.0 Expo will bring together representatives from today's most influential and relevant companies. Each keynote speaker has played an important role in the development of these companies, all of which have made vital contributions to the Web 2.0 industry and continue to pave the way for future innovations in the evolution of the Internet.
Jeff Bezos founded Amazon.com, an online retail store, in 1994. Amazon.com is now the leading online retailer, offering services that traditional retailers cannot: lower prices, authoritative selection and a wealth of product information. Prior to Amazon, Bezos worked at the intersection of computer science and finance, helping to build one of the most technically sophisticated quantitative hedge funds on Wall Street.
Eric Schmidt, Chairman of the Executive Committee and CEO of Google, plays an integral role in the development and management of this multi-billion dollar company. Google, now one of the most recognized brands around the world, is the purveyor in combining technology, creativity and innovation. Prior to joining Google, Eric was the CEO and chairman for Novell.
Web 2.0 Expo will feature the most innovative and successful internet industry pioneers who will share the business models, development paradigms, and design strategies to enable mainstream businesses and new arrivals to the Web 2.0 world to take advantage of this new generation of services and opportunities.
About CMP Technology (www.cmp.com)
CMP Technology is a marketing solutions company serving the technology industry. Through its market-leading portfolio of trusted information brands, CMP has earned the confidence of more technology professionals than any other media company. As a result, CMP is the premier provider of access, insight and actionable programs designed to connect sellers and buyers in ways that yield superior return on investment. CMP Technology is a subsidiary of United Business Media (www.unitedbusinessmedia.com), a global provider of news distribution and specialist information services with a market capitalization of more than $3 billion.
O’Reilly Media spreads the knowledge of innovators through its books, online services, magazines, and conferences. Since 1978, O’Reilly Media has been a chronicler and catalyst of cutting-edge development, homing in on the technology trends that really matter and spurring their adoption by amplifying “faint signals” from the alpha geeks who are creating the future. An active participant in the technology community, the company has a long history of advocacy, meme-making, and evangelism.