San Francisco, CA, September 14, 2010—Today Web 2.0 Summit, co produced by O'Reilly Media and UBM TechWeb, in association with Federated Media, announced the completion of the most robust conference agenda in the event's history. The annual Web 2.0 Summit will bring together over 50 of the Web's most powerful executives and entrepreneurial innovators, as well as technologists, financiers, and analysts to discuss this year's theme: "Points of Control: The Battle for the Network Economy." John Battelle, Chairman and CEO of Federated Media, and Tim O'Reilly, CEO and founder of O'Reilly Media, will be hosting this year's event November 15-17 at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco. For more information and to request an invitation visit web2summit.com.
"This is our best program yet," said John Battelle, Web 2.0 Summit Program Chair. "Points of Control has sparked a lot of attention and started a conversation that will continue to develop at Summit this year, with our one of a kind lineup."
Joining an impressive list of executives taking the Web 2.0 Summit stage, including Carol Bartz, CEO, Yahoo!; Ariel Emanuel, Co-CEO, William Morris Endeavor Entertainment; Reed Hastings, CEO, President, and Chair, Netflix, Inc.; Robin Li, Co-Founder, Chairman and CEO, Baidu, Inc.; Susan Lyne, CEO, Gilt Groupe LLC; Yuri Milner, CEO, Digital Sky Technologies; and Frank Quattrone, Founder and head of Merchant Banking, Qatalyst Partners, new additions to the program include:
- Jim Balsillie, CEO, Research in Motion
- Todd Bradley, EVP, Personal Systems Group, HP
- John Donovan, CTO, AT&T
- Wim Elfrink, EVP & Chief Globalization Officer, Cisco
- Julius Genachowski, Chairman, FCC
- Davis Guggenheim, Director, Waiting for Superman
- John Heilemann, Writer, New York Magazine
- Tony Hsieh, CEO, Zappos
- Andrew Mason, Founder, Groupon
- Shantanu Narayen, CEO, Adobe
- Jon Rubinstein, CEO, Palm
- Kathy Savitt, CEO, Lockerz
- Eric Schmidt, CEO, Google
For the first time ever, Web 2.0 Summit presents Ignite, a series of fast-moving entertaining and enlightening presentations happening on-site every day of the program. Presenters will share their insights over 20 slides in a five minute presentation format.
Recently, Web 2.0 Summit introduced a visual representation of this year's theme: "Points of Control: The Battle for the Network Economy." This interactive map is a characterization of the power struggle between today's technology leaders and allows for conversation and engagement. For more information on the map, built by Blend Interactive, see map.web2summit.com. 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 web2summit.com. Media credentials are also extended by invitation only.
Sponsors of this year's event include Aperture, Ask.com, Canaan Partners, iStockphoto, Ixaris, Omidyar Network and Quova.
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