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  • America Online, Inc.
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  • Microsoft
  • Sun Microsystems
  • WebEx

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  • Dell Inc.
  • F5 Networks
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  • Juniper Networks
  • NeuStar Ultra Service
  • Rearden Commerce

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The initial lineup of speakers for 2007 is below. Please check back to see the latest additions to the Web 2.0 Summit program.

Jay Adelson

CEO, Digg/Revision3

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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Edwin Aoki

Technology Fellow, AOL

Edwin Aoki Edwin Aoki is a Technology Fellow at AOL. Holding a joint degree in Computer Science and Sociology from Harvard College, Edwin believes strongly in the ability of technology to bring people closer together and to make our lives easier. He's worked at Apple Computer, Go Corporation, and Intuit before joining Netscape Communications in 1996.

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Steve Ballmer

CEO, Microsoft

Steve Ballmer Steven A. Ballmer is Chief Executive Officer of Microsoft Corporation, the world's leading manufacturer of software for personal and business computing. Ballmer joined Microsoft in 1980 and was the first business manager hired by Bill Gates. Since then, Ballmer’s leadership and passion have become hallmarks of his tenure at the company. During the past 20 years, Ballmer has headed several Microsoft divisions, including operations, operating systems development, and sales and support.

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Amy Banse

President, Comcast Interactive Media

Amy Banse Amy Banse serves as President of Comcast Interactive Media, a division of Comcast that is responsible for the development and growth of the company’s Internet businesses, including the Comcast.net. Banse, joined Comcast in 1991 as an in-house attorney responsible for programming acquisition and most recently served as Executive Vice President of Content Development, where she oversaw the company’s investments in and the development of cable networks including E!, Style Network, The Golf Channel, VERSUS , G4, and Comcast’s regional sports networks.

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John Battelle

Program Chair, Web 2.0 Summit; Chairman & Publisher, Federated Media Publishing

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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Miles Beckett

Co-founder and CEO, LG15 Studios

Miles Beckett Miles Beckett is the Principal Founder and an Executive Producer of the internet video series lonelygirl15. In this capacity, he oversees all facets of the lonelygirl15 production, ranging from the creative to the technological. He is also Co-Creator and Executive Producer for KateModern, the story of a London undergrad which contains many of the exciting interactive and mysterious elements that make LG15 an international phenomenon.

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Mark Benerofe


Speaker biography coming soon.

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James Bilefield

CEO, Openads

James Bilefield James is CEO of Openads, the developer of free, open source ad serving software used by more than 20,000 online publishers in 140 countries around the world. Under his leadership, Openads is disrupting the global online advertising industry by offering publishers a simple, independent and reliable way to make more money from online advertising.

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Susan Bratton

CEO and Co-founder, Personal Life Media, Inc.

Susan Bratton Susan is the founder and CEO of Personal Life Media, Inc. a podcasting and blog ad network with 22 shows targeted to socially conscious boomers. She is also the progenitor of the Association for Downloadable Media, an industry organization focused on providing standards for advertising and audience measurement. Susan has a big vision for the “podosphere.” Since 2005 she has hosted "DishyMix: Juicy Podcast Interviews with Famous Internet and Media People."

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David Burkhardt

VP of Operations, Veoh

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Stewart Butterfield

General Manager, Flickr, Yahoo! Inc.

Stewart Butterfield Stewart Butterfield is a director of product management at Yahoo! where he oversees the development of Flickr.com. He also co-founded and acted as CEO of Flickr's parent company, Ludicorp, before its acquisition by Yahoo! in the spring of 2005.

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Marc Canter

CEO, Broadband Mechanics

Marc Canter Marc Canter is CEO of Broadband Mechanics, a company which is “bringing social to software”. Marc’s background is that he started a company called MacroMind - which became Macromedia - so he’s been in the software business for 23 years - and counting. Marc’s focus has been on open standards and the burgeoning world of open social networking. Panels, speeches, lectures, rants and embarrassing questions are his techniques to bring these issues up in public - around the world.

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Steve Case

Chairman and CEO, Revolution LLC

Steve Case

Steve Case launched Revolution in April of 2005. Revolution’s mission is to drive transformative change by building businesses that give people better choices, control and convenience in important areas of their lives. Revolution’s current activities are focused on companies in the healthcare, resort and wellness sectors.

Steve is currently Chairman of two non-profit organizations, the Case Foundation and Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure, an entrepreneurial approach to funding brain cancer research that he founded in 2001 with his late brother Dan.

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Mike Chambers

Senior Product Manager for Developer Relations, Adobe

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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Bruce Chizen

CEO, Adobe Systems, Inc.

Bruce Chizen Chief Executive Officer Bruce Chizen's customer-focused vision has transformed Adobe into one of the world's largest and most diversified software companies in terms of revenue, global reach, and breadth of products. Since his promotion to CEO in 2000, Chizen has more than doubled Adobe's revenue and turned a company known mainly for its popular design products into one of the most significant forces in the software industry today.

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Alan Citron

General Manager, TMZ.com

Alan Citron Alan Citron is general manager of TMZ.com, an entertainment news blog owned by Time Warner. In just six months, TMZ has become the #1 ranked entertainment news sites online, according to third party auditor Media Metrix, with more than 7.5 million unique visitors per month. Alan has a deep background in transactional Internet services. After spending 12 years at the Los Angeles Times, he was the founding president of Ticketmaster Online.

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Ronald Conway

Angel Investor

Ronald Conway Ronald Conway was the Founder and Managing Partner of the Angel Investors LP funds (1998-2005) He now invests independently as an angel investor Conway worked with National Semiconductor Corporation in marketing positions, Altos Computer Systems, as a co-founder, President and CEO, and Personal Training Systemsas CEO.

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Rob Currie

President and Chief Operating Officer, Dash Navigation, Inc.

Rob Currie Robert Currie has more than 15 years of experience leading early-stage tech companies in Silicon Valley including TiVo-acquired Strangeberry, a company whose technology enables TiVo to provide unique content to its set-top boxes. Rob's experience covers a range of markets including consumer products, enterprise and digital-media production.

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Philippe Dauman

President and Chief Executive Officer, Viacom Inc.

Phillippe Dauman Philippe P. Dauman was named President and Chief Executive Officer of Viacom Inc. in September 2006 and has served on the Company’s Board of Directors since 1987. Offering programming and content for television, motion pictures and digital platforms, Viacom’s world-class brands include MTV Networks (MTV, VH1, Nickelodeon, Nick at Nite, Comedy Central, CMT: Country Music Television, Spike TV, TV Land, Logo and more than 130 networks around the world), BET Networks, Paramount Pictures, Paramount Home Entertainment and DreamWorks.

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Chris DeWolfe

Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder, MySpace

Chris DeWolfe Chris DeWolfe is the co-founder and chief executive officer of MySpace.com, the leading online lifestyle portal. DeWolfe, alongside co-founder and president, Tom Anderson, created a new platform for a generation to communicate and discover culture based around the self expression and connectivity of the site’s 115 million active users.* * Among the top 2000 domains. comScore Media Metrix, June 2007

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John Doerr

Partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers

John Doerr

John Doerr joined Intel in 1974 just as they invented the famous “8080” 8 bit microprocessor. At Intel he held various engineering, marketing and management assignments, and was one of their top-ranked sales executives. In 1980 he joined Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and sponsored a series of investments including Compaq, Cypress, Intuit, Netscape, Lotus, Millennium Pharmaceuticals, S3, Sun Microsystems, Amazon.com, Symantec and Google.

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Scott Duffy

CEO, Virgin Charter

Scott Duffy Scott leads the growing team at the Santa Monica Airport in Santa Monica, CA. He is the former Los Angeles Managing Director for one of the world’s largest charter brokers of private aircraft. Prior to this, he was an executive and early stage manager at Fox Sports, NBC Internet, CBS Sportsline, and Quote.com where he led teams from their start up phase through successful exits.

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Chas Edwards

Publisher & Chief Revenue Officer, Federated Media Publishing

Chas Edwards Chas Edwards -- who blogs at http://chasnote.com -- is VP for sales and market development for Federated Media Publishing (FM Publishing), a network of leading independent bloggers.

Previously, Chas was vice president of sales and marketing for CNET Networks's B2B Portfolio, managing the team representing News.com, ZDNet and TechRepublic to business-to-business marketers. Chas also served posts as VP for CNET's broadband & webcasting unit and as VP of business development for mySimon, CNET Networks's comparison-shopping portal. Prior to joining CNET Networks, Chas was the National Sales Manager for TechTV, a 24-hour cable TV channel and Web site dedicated to computing and the Internet.

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Brad Fitzpatrick

LiveJournal Founder, Hacker,

Brad Fitzpatrick Brad Fitzpatrick was the founder and CTO of Danga Interactive, best known for the popular community blogging and social networking site LiveJournal.com. Fitzpatrick grew LiveJournal from its early days as a hobby project in college to a site with over 13 million accounts. Throughout LiveJournal's history, Fitzpatrick led the development of a number of open source tools and projects including memcached, OpenID, MogileFS, Perlbal, and DJabberd.

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Gary Flake

Technical Fellow - Live Labs, Microsoft

Gary Flake Dr. Gary Flake is responsible for bridging Microsoft Research and MSN, and for setting the technology vision and future direction of the MSN portal, Web search, desktop search, and commercial search efforts. He also is the founder and director of Live Labs, which represents Microsoft's greatest investment in applied research focused on Internet technologies.

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Brady Forrest

Program Chair, O'Reilly Media, Inc.

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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David Friedberg

CEO, WeatherBill

David Friedberg David Friedberg currently serves as the CEO of WeatherBill, having founded the company in 2006. Prior to founding WeatherBill, David was with Google, where he joined as one of the founding members of the company's Corprate Development team. David managed a number of strategic projects for Google, including identifying and leading several of Google's largest acquisitions.

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Brad Garlinghouse

Senior Vice President, Communications & Communities, Yahoo! Inc.

Brad Garlinghouse

Brad Garlinghouse is the Senior Vice President of Communications & Communities at Yahoo!. In this role, Brad is responsible for driving the strategy behind several of Yahoo!’s core services that touch pivotal areas driving the current Web evolution: communication and collaboration.

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Seth Goldstein

CEO, SocialMedia.com

Seth Goldstein Seth is the Co-Founder & CEO of SocialMedia.com He is also an angel advisor to a number of Web services companies such as Aggregate Knowledge, Lijit and Downfly. He was the first investor in Web 2.0 pioneer del.icio.us (now part of Yahoo!)

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Aaron Greco

VP, Product & Business Development, Rearden Commerce

Aaron Greco As the Vice President of Products and Business Development, Aaron Greco’s primary responsibilities are to guide the Rearden Commerce product strategy and develop strategic relationships to drive the Rearden Commerce ecosystem of customers, partners and merchants.

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Trip Hawkins

Founder & CEO, Digital Chocolate

Trip Hawkins Trip Hawkins is the Founder & CEO of Digital Chocolate. He is responsible for the strategic focus, overall direction, and performance of the company. Trip has been a new media pioneer for 30 years. Early in his career, Trip played a key role in defining the personal computer at Apple. He went on to found Electronic Arts and built the company into the industry leader. Trip also founded 3DO, a pioneer in digital video, network gaming, and social communities.

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John Heilemann

Contributing Editor, New York Magazine

John Heilemann John Heilemann is a contributing editor at New York Magazine, where he writes The Power Grid column on national politics, business, and their intersection. He is the author of "Pride Before the Fall: The Trials of Bill Gates and End of the Microsoft Era" and a National Magazine Award finalist for his reporting on the Microsoft antitrust case.

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W. Daniel Hillis

Co-Chairman and Chief Technology Officer, Applied Minds, Inc.

W. Daniel Hillis Danny Hillis is Co-Chairman and Chief Technology Officer of Applied Minds, Inc., a research and development company creating a range of new products and services in software, entertainment, electronics, biotechnology and mechanical design. The company also provides advanced technology, creative design and consulting services to a variety of clients.

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Mary Hodder

CEO, Dabble

Mary Hodder Hodder founded Dabble, aiming to be 'the most comprehensive search and social search site on the planet', by helping users find, discover, organize, tag, describe and promote video. An information architect and 'live web' search expert, she has worked with companies in open source, photo sharing and search services.

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Jason Hoffman

CTO, Joyent

Jason Hoffman is the CTO and co-founder of Joyent. He was also a co-founder at TextDrive. Jason has BS and MS degrees from UCLA, a PhD from UCSD and has backgrounds in cancer biology, bioinformatics, grid computing, distributed systems and collaborative applications. Joyent has been in the business of hosting applications since 2004, and via it’s TextDrive hosting product was the first to ever support Ruby on Rails applications. Joyent also developed some of the first production Ruby on Rails applications, which every month handles more than 100 million emails, 150 million unique web hits and manage terabytes of data.

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Jason Hogg

Founder, President and CEO, Revolution Money, Inc.

Jason Hogg Mr. Jason J. Hogg is the Founder, President and CEO of Revolution Money, Inc. Jason was a founder of MBNA Canada and served as Chief Business Development Officer responsible for establishing the bank’s business development and marketing operations resulting in receivables of $1 billion.

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Jeff Huber

Vice President of Engineering, Google, Inc.

Jeff Huber Jeff Huber joined Google in 2003 and is the company's VP of Engineering. In this role, Jeff leads the technology development and innovation efforts for the company's advertising and monetization systems, including Google's AdWords and AdSense programs, as well as Google Apps, including Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Docs, Google Reader, Google Groups, Orkut, Blogger, and Picasa.

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Joel Hyatt

Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Current TV

Joel Hyatt, co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Current, has twice before turned ideas into successful ventures, both times against significant odds. He took on the legal establishment with Hyatt Legal Services, which provided low-cost services to middle and lower-income families and grew to serve over three million clients. His Hyatt Legal Plans became America's largest provider of employer-sponsored group legal plans. Hyatt Legal Plans was acquired by Metropolitan Life Insurance Company in 1997.

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Erik Jorgensen

General Manager, Live Search, Microsoft Corp.

Erik Jorgensen Erik Jorgensen is a general manager with the Online Services Group. He leads the groups responsible for local search, mobile search, and mapping, with the mission to provide global access to local knowledge. Products include Live Search Maps, Live Search Mobile, Streets & Trips, MapPoint and the Virtual Earth platform.

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Vyomesh Joshi

Executive Vice President, Imaging and Printing Group, Hewlett Packard

Vyomesh Joshi Vyomesh (VJ) Joshi is executive vice president of HP’s Imaging and Printing Group (IPG), a $26 billion annual business that encompasses inkjet, LaserJet and commercial printing, printing supplies, digital photography, entertainment, graphics and managed services. In the last five years under VJ’s leadership, IPG has grown revenue from $19 billion to $26 billion and doubled the operating profit to $3.8 billion. VJ, a passionate and respected industry leader, spearheads HP’s drive to become not merely the world’s premier printer company, but the premier printing company.

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David Karnstedt

Senior Vice President of North American Sales, Yahoo! Inc.

David Karnstedt David Karnstedt is Yahoo!’s Senior Vice President of North American Sales. Karnstedt oversees the company’s integrated Search and Display advertising sales team, which is responsible for effectively meeting the needs of Yahoo!’s advertiser partners by providing them with holistic solutions utilizing the broadest array of products and data insights across the media landscape.

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Patrick Keane

Executive Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer, CBS Interactive

Patrick Keane Patrick Keane was named Executive Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer at CBS Interactive, in February 2007. Keane's responsibilities span across a number of core CBS business units with his primary focus being to help CBS monetize new inventory generated by next-generation platforms. Keane oversees the implementation of systems to market and sell CBS content on a growing variety of emerging media platforms and expand the Company's roster of advertisers. In addition to working on sales strategy, he manages CBS Interactive's efforts in online research, reporting and analytics as well as competitive research, sales training and search engine optimization.

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Paul Kedrosky

Paul Kedrosky Dr. Kedrosky is a venture capitalist, media personality, and entrepreneur. He is a sought-after speaker; an analyst for CNBC television; a columnist for TheStreet/RealMoney; the editor of Infectious Greed, one of the best known business blogs on the Internet; and he is frequently quoted in major publications around the world.

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Niall Kennedy

President, Hat Trick Media

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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Danny Kolke

CTO, Etelos, Inc.

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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Robert Kotick

CEO, Activision

Robert Kotick Robert Kotick has been a Director, Chairman of the Board, and Chief Executive Officer of Activision, Inc. since February 1991. In December 1990, Mr. Kotick acquired a controlling interest in Activision with a goal of building the world’s leading videogame company. Activision posted net revenues of $1.5 billion for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2007. Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, Activision is a leading worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and leisure products.

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Scott Kurnit

Chairman, Kurnit, Inc.

Scott Kurnit Scott Kurnit is an investor and advisor. He sits on the Boards of Brightcove, Dotomi and Goodmail and advises Black Arrow, Critical Mention, Digital RailRoad, Email Data Source, Flock, Plum.com, SendMe Mobile, SmartBrief and Sphere and is a trustee of the Paley Center for Media. He founded and was Chairman/CEO of About Inc. (IPO, sold: PRM, NYT) and Sprinks (sold: Google) and was the Founding President of Showtime EventTelevision and InDemand.

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Jim Lanzone

CEO, Ask.com

Jim Lanzone As CEO of Ask.com, Jim Lanzone is responsible for overseeing world-wide business operations. Ask.com is one of the world's leading search engines, with more than 40 million users per month, offering unique tools and technologies that make search better. Previous to his role as CEO, Lanzone served as senior vice president and general manager of Ask.com US, leading product management, marketing and engineering for the Company. Lanzone joined Ask.com as vice president of product management in 2001.

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Ted Leonsis

Vice Chairman, AOL

Ted Leonsis

Ted Leonsis serves in many leadership roles including as Vice Chairman of America Online LLC, a professional sports team owner, a film producer, a private-angel investor and an active philanthropist.

As the longest-tenured senior executive at AOL, Ted has served in multiple leadership capacities. Early in his career, he was the founder of several new media companies including Redgate Communications Corporation, a pioneering new media company which, in 1993, was the first company acquired by AOL.

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Thede Loder

Boxbe, Inc.

Speaker biography coming soon.

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Om Malik

Founder and Executive Editor, GigaOM

Om Malik Om Malik is the founder of GigaOmniMedia, Inc., an online news and weblog that delivers technology news, analysis, and opinions to a monthly global audience of one million consumers and professionals interested in the world of hi-tech. His daily rants on tech/telecom and broadband can be found at http://gigaom.com.

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Max Mancini

Senior Director for Platform and Innovation, eBay

Max Mancini Max Mancini is responsible for eBay's Developers Program and Disruptive Innovation in eBay's Marketplaces business. In his innovation leadership role, Max drives idea creation across the business, and directs innovation projects, new business strategies and product investment. For the eBay Developers Program, Max and his team enable third-party developers to extend the eBay marketplace by creating solutions that make it faster, easier and safer to buy and sell on eBay.

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Wendy March

Senior Researcher, People and Practices Research, Intel Corporation

Speaker biography coming soon.

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John Markoff

Senior Writer, New York Times

John Markoff John Markoff joined The New York Times in March 1988. He writes about computers and technology issues and is based in San Francisco. He worked for The San Francisco Examiner from 1985 to 1988. Markoff has written about computer technology since 1977. He was a reporter at Infoworld from 1981 to 1983; he was the West Coast editor for Byte Magazine from 1984 to 1985 and wrote a column for The San Jose Mercury from 1983 to 1985.

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Marissa Mayer

Vice President, Search Products & User Experience, Google, Inc.

Marissa Mayer Marissa Mayer leads the product management efforts on Google's search products: web search, images, groups, news, Froogle, the Google Toolbar, Google Desktop, Google Labs, and more. She joined Google in 1999 as Google's first female engineer and led the user interface and web server teams. Her efforts have included designing and developing Google's search interface; internationalizing the site to more than 100 languages; defining Google News, Gmail, and Orkut; and launching more than 100 features and products on Google.com. Several patents have been filed on her work in artificial intelligence and interface design.

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Brian McAndrews

Senior Vice President, Advertiser Publisher Solutions Group, Microsoft

Brian McAndrews Brian McAndrews leads the Advertiser and Publisher Solutions (APS) Group at Microsoft Corp., reporting to Kevin Johnson, president of the Platforms & Services Division. The APS team is responsible for building and marketing all ad platforms, including Atlas, DRIVEpm, MSNDR, Microsoft® AdCenter and PubCenter, along with emerging media including Atlas On Demand, Massive Inc. and ScreenTonic.

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Brian McClendon

Engineering Director and Product Manager, Google Earth

Brian McClendon Brian McClendon is an Engineering Director at Google overseeing Geo products including Google Earth, Google Maps, Sketchup, and Streetview. He joined Google in 2004 after the acquisition of Keyhole Corporation where he was the VP of Engineering and a member of the Board of Directors. Prior to Keyhole, he was a founder at Intrinsic Graphics, an Engineering Director at @Home Network, and spent eight years at Silicon Graphics developing high-end workstation 3D graphics subsystems like GT, GTX, RealityEngine, and InfiniteReality.

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Dave McClure

Entrepreneur & Startup Advisor, 500 Hats

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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Jane McGonigal

Lead Game Designer, Institute for the Future

Jane McGonigal Jane McGonigal is a game designer and games researcher, specializing in massively collaborative play. Recently named by MIT Technology Review as one of the top 35 young innovators changing the world through technology, Jane focuses on improving quality of life through reality-based gaming. She is the founder of the experimental design project Avant Game (Cruel 2 B Kind, Ministry of Reshelving), a former lead designer for 42 Entertainment (I Love Bees, Tombstone Hold ‘Em), and the resident game designer with the Institute for the Future. She has a Ph.D. in performance studies from the University of California at Berkeley.

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Mary Meeker

Managing Director, Morgan Stanley

Mary Meeker Mary Meeker is a managing director and serves as leader of Morgan Stanley's global technology research team. Meeker co-covers U.S.-based internet and consumer software companies including Microsoft, Google, Yahoo!, eBay, and Amazon.com.

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Mattias Miksche


Matthias Miksche Mattias Miksche is the CEO and co-founder of Stardoll, an international fashion & entertainment community for teen and tween girls. Prior to Stardoll, he founded online DVD rental company Boxman and merged it with U.K-based Lovefilm in 2005 to form Europe's largest DVD rental & movie download company. Before that, Miksche was one of the original European founders of E*TRADE Financial from 1998 to 2002, leaving as the CEO of E*TRADE Germany. Miksche holds an Master's degree in Business Administration from the Stockholm School of Economics and attended The Anderson School of Management at UCLA.

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Sergio Monsalve

Principal, Norwest Venture Partners

Sergio brings to NVP over 12 years of operational experience in marketing, product management, business development, sales and finance from a wide range of business and consumer technology companies. Sergio is focused on investments in the consumer internet, media and software sectors.

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John Montgomery


John Montgomery John Montgomery is the Group Program Manager for Microsoft Popfly. He’s been at Microsoft over nine years and has worked in both marketing and development team roles. Prior to Microsoft he was the West Coast Bureau Chief for BYTE magazine, CIO of Imagine Publishing, and an editor at various other magazines. When he’s not at work, you’ll either find him cooking something or working on the World’s Longest Home Remodel.

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Mike Moritz

Mike Moritz Michael Moritz focuses on software and services investments. Prior to joining Sequoia Capital in 1986, he worked in a variety of positions at Time Warner and was a Founder of Technologic Partners.

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Ronaldo Mouchawar

CEO, Souq.com

Ronaldo Mouchawar holds a Master's degree in Digital Communications and a Bachelor degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Northeastern University in Boston, MA.

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Rupert Murdoch

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, News Corporation

Rupert Murdoch Rupert Murdoch is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of News Corporation, one of the world’s largest diversified media companies. News corporation’s global operations include the creation and distribution of media products and services in the United States, Europe, Asia, Australia and Latin America.

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Ian Murdock

Chief OS Platform Strategist, Sun Microsystems

Ian Murdock Ian Murdock is Chief OS Platform Strategist at Sun Microsystems and chair of the Linux Standard Base (LSB), the Linux platform interoperability standard. Prior to joining Sun, Ian was CTO of the Linux Foundation (formed through the merger of OSDL and the Free Standards Group, where he was CTO) and cofounder, chairman, and chief strategist of Progeny, a Linux distribution vendor that builds custom Linux platforms for companies building server appliances and other Linux powered products. A longtime Linux user, developer, and advocate, Ian founded the Debian project in 1993. Today, Debian is one of the most popular Linux distributions in the world, with millions of users worldwide. Debian is also widely considered one of the most successful and influential open source projects ever launched: More than 1,000 volunteers in all parts of the world are currently involved in Debian development, and the founding document of the open source movement itself (the Open Source Definition) was originally a Debian position statement. Ian was also a founding director of Linux International (1993-1995) and the Open Source Initiative (1998-2001). Ian holds a B.S. in Computer Science from Purdue University.

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Kent Nichols

Kent Nichols Kent Nichols is a storyteller, technology geek, and goofball. Born a large baby, Kent barely fit inside his mother's womb. He spent his childhood years in Orange County fascinated by ants, caterpillars, and video games. During high school and college he had a lot of potential, but always fell short on his report card. Kent relied on his charm, street smarts, and likeability to coast through.

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Tim O'Reilly

Founder and CEO, O'Reilly Media, Inc.

Tim O’Reilly Tim O'Reilly is founder and CEO of O'Reilly Media, Inc., thought by many to be the best computer book publisher in the world. In addition to publishing pioneering books like Ed Krol's The Whole Internet User's Guide & Catalog (selected by the New York Public Library as one of the most significant books of the twentieth century), O'Reilly has also been a pioneer in the popularization of the Internet. O'Reilly's Global Network Navigator site (GNN, which was sold to America Online in September 1995) was the first Web portal and the first true commercial site on the World Wide Web.

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Ali Partovi

CEO, iLike

Ali Partovi Prior to iLike, Ali established himself as an entrepreneur by co-founding LinkExchange, which was acquired by Microsoft for $265 million in 1998. Ali also co-founded "DrinkExchange," a monthly social event that spread from San Francisco to Washington, London, Tokyo, and Sydney. After leaving Microsoft, Ali co-wrote a feature film and started a band, both of which failed.

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Andrew Paulson

Andrew Paulson Andrew Paulson was born in America in 1958, lived and worked as a writer and photographer in Europe from 1981, arrived in Russia in 1993, and during the early years of the Yeltsin period he launched a series of media projects. He is best known for founding Afisha Publishing House (Afisha Magazine, Bolshoi Gorod Magazine, and MIR), which he sold in 2005.

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Barney Pell

Founder and CEO, Powerset, Inc.

Barney Pell Dr. Barney Pell is Founder and CEO of Powerset, a VC-funded startup company building a transformative consumer search engine based on natural language processing. For over fifteen years, Dr. Pell, (Ph.D. Computer science, Cambridge University F1993) has pursued ground breaking technical and commercial innovation in A.I. as a researcher, research manager, business strategist and entrepreneur.

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Franck Poisson

CEO and Founder, Webwag

Franck Poisson CEO and founder of Webwag, a web-based & mobile personalized place (launched in Sept 2006). About ten years of experience in managing an online sales company and reporting to the US-based headquarters. Prior to Webwag, Mr. Poisson launched from scratch the sales and operations of Google in France from April 2002 to May 2005, as Google employee #270. From 1998 to 2000, Mr. Poisson was the director of advertising sales at AOL France. In 2001, he was the managing director of Looksmart France. He holds a PhD in International Affairs from the Paris La Sorbonne University.

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Kim Polese

CEO, SpikeSource

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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Josh Quittner

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Keith Rabois

Vice President, Strategy & Business Development, Slide, Inc.

Keith Rabois Keith is responsible for Slide's strategy and partnerships. Under his leadership, Slide has become the leading application developer on Facebook with more than 45 million applications installed and the most active users than any other developer. Before Slide, Keith served as Vice President of Business & Corporate Development at LinkedIn and Executive Vice President at PayPal, directing the company's competitive strategy and business development initiatives.

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Bruce Radloff

CTO, Tele Atlas

Bruce Radloff Bruce Radloff is Chief Technology Officer at Tele Atlas, a leading global provider of digital maps and dynamic content for navigation and location-based solutions. As CTO, Mr. Radloff is responsible for driving overall corporate-level product and service architectures and for setting technical strategies on a global basis. Before joining Tele Atlas in 2005, Mr. Radloff was Vice President, Chief Information Officer (CIO) and CTO at the OnStar division of General Motors Corporation.

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Safa Rashtchy

Safa Ratschy Safa Rashtchy was most recently a Managing Director, a Senior Research Analyst focused on Internet media and marketing, and the Lead China analyst at Piper Jaffray and Company. He joined Piper Jaffray in 1997 and led the firm's expansion efforts in Internet industry and, most notably, in expansion to China. Rashtchy has published numerous research and industry reports on Online Advertising, Search, Chinese Internet market, and other segments of Internet Media and Technology.

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David Recordon

Open Platforms Tech Lead, Six Apart

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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Ben Rockwood


Ben Rockwood Ben Rockwood is Director of Systems for Joyent Inc, an on-demand infrastructure hosting provider, since 2006. He is an active open source/free software developer and evangelist for OpenSolaris. Over the years he's worked with a variety of companies including Fujitsu, Cadence Design, Sun Microsystems, Homestead Technologies, and Clarify Systems. He lives in Fremont with his lovely wife Tamarah and their two children. His personal site is cuddletech.com.

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Antonio Rodriguez

Director, Research and Development, Supplies, Imaging and Printing Group, Hewlett-Packard Company

Antonio Rodriguez Antonio Rodriguez is director of Research and Development for HP’s embedded web-to-print team within the company’s Imaging and Printing Group and is responsible for helping develop solutions that make printing from the web as easy as printing from the desktop. Formerly, he was the founder and chief executive officer of Tabblo, a privately-held developer of web-based printing software which HP acquired in March 2007.

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Jeffrey Samuels

Vice President, Marketing, Neustar

As Vice President of Marketing at NeuStar, Jeff is responsible for product strategy and development, product marketing, as well as customer satisfaction for NeuStar's Ultra Services. Prior to joining NeuStar, Jeff was General Manager and Executive Vice President of Marketing at UltraDNS Corporation, a company NeuStar acquired in April of 2006. Jeff joined UltraDNS in 2000 and his leadership was instrumental in the significant market adoption of UltraDNS services and the dramatic revenue and profitability growth the company experienced.

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Dan Scheinman

Senior Vice President and General Manager, Cisco Systems, Inc.

Dan Scheinman Daniel Scheinman, Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Cisco Media Solutions Group, is responsible for developing and marketing infrastructure products that help digital media content owners improve the content experience for consumers. In this role, he reports directly to Cisco’s Chairman and CEO John Chambers. He holds a doctor of jurisprudence degree from Duke University Law School and a political science degree from Brandeis University.

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Adam Selipsky

Vice President, Product Management and Developer Relations, Amazon Web Services

Adam Selipsky Adam Selipsky joined Amazon Web Services in May 2005 as Vice President for Product Management and Developer Relations. He oversees developer support, product strategy, demand generation, evangelism, and marketing communications related to the Amazon Web Services business. Launched in July 2002, Amazon Web Services exposes technology and product data from Amazon and its affiliates, enabling developers to build innovative and entrepreneurial applications on their own.

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Edward Shenderovich

Head of Strategic Development, SUP

Edward Shenderovich is currently the Head of Strategic Development at SUP, a Moscow-based online media company. Among other projects, SUP manages the Cyrillic portion of Livejournal, the leading social network and blogging platform in Russia.

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Ram Shriram

Partner, Sherpalo

Ram Shriram Ram Shriram is a founding board member of Google Inc. and 247customer.com. As a technology industry insider for over 25 years, he has worked in companies large and small across all functional areas and through fluctuating business cycles. Shriram started Sherpalo in January, 2000, with the goal of applying his wealth of operating and company building experience to promising early stage ventures. This year, Shriram was named one of the top three dealmakers in high-tech by Forbes magazine.

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Joseph Smarr

Architect, Plaxo, Inc.

Joseph Smarr Joseph Smarr is Chief Platform Architect at Plaxo. He is currently leading Plaxo’s “Open Social Web” initiative to put users back in control of who they know when using socially-enabled sites by using open data-sharing standards. An active participant in the Web 2.0 community, Joseph has built web applications for many years, including Plaxo’s online address book, web widgets, and was architect and lead developer of the Plaxo 3.0 rich AJAX address book, calendar, and sync tool. Joseph has a BS and MS from Stanford University in Artificial Intelligence.

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Quincy Smith

President, CBS Interactive, CBS Corporation

Quincy Smith Quincy Smith serves as President, CBS Interactive for CBS Corporation. In this role, he is responsible for overseeing the Company's entire interactive strategy and helping to guide its implementation across CBS Corporation's varied divisions and online businesses. Smith works in tandem with each CBS division to formulate new media strategies and partnerships involving all interactive platforms, including Internet, mobile and video gaming. Reporting to Smith is the wide variety of interactive media company-wide, including its wholly-owned Web sites.

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Doug Solomon

Chief Technology Strategist, IDEO

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Nova Spivack

Founder and CEO, Radar Networks

Nova Spivack

Nova Spivack is one of the leading voices of the emerging Semantic Web, often referred to as Web 3.0. Nova founded Radar Networks to develop semantic social software.

In 1994, Nova co-founded EarthWeb (IPO 1998). Nova has worked at Individual, Xerox/Kurzweil, Thinking Machines, and also with SRI International on the DARPA CALO program and nVention. Nova founded Lucid Ventures, and co-founded the San Francisco Web Innovators Network.

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Jonah Stein

Founder, ItsTheROI

Jonah Stein is the founder of ItsThe ROI a San Francisco Search Engine Optimization Company and a much in demand speaker who has presented a numerous events on topics related to search optimization. He currently assists companies with all aspects of Search Engine Marketing, Branding and Position and serves on the advisory board of several startup companies.

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Randall Stephenson


Randall Stephenson Randall L. Stephenson is chairman of the board and chief executive officer of AT&T Inc. He was appointed to the position in June 2007. Before being named chairman and CEO, Mr. Stephenson served as chief operating officer and was responsible for all wireless and wireline operations. He was named chief operating officer for SBC Communications Inc. in April 2004 and continued as COO after the acquisitions of AT&T Corp. in November 2005 and BellSouth in December 2006.

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Seth J. Sternberg

Co-founder, Meebo

Seth J. Sternberg After graduating from Yale in 2001 in Political Science, Seth looked to understand the black box of big-business decision making and spent three years in Corporate Development at IBM leading various M&A transactions. Seth then left for Stanford Business School. After a summer internship at private equity group Warburg Pincus, he co-founded a startup with two friends.

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Jessie C. Stricchiola

Founder and CEO, Alchemist Media, Inc.

Jessie C. Stricchiola Jessie Stricchiola is an expert in search engine optimization with over 10 years of search marketing experience. She has been quoted in numerous publications including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, BusinessWeek, and The Washington Post , and has appeared on NBC Nightly News, NPR, and The BBC. She is a co-founder of the Search Engine Marketing Professional Organization (SEMPO), and is currently authoring The Art of SEO, to be published by O'Reilly Media.

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Bill Tancer

General Manager, Global Research, Hitwise

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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Thomas J. Tauke

Executive Vice President, Verizon

Thomas J. Tauke

Thomas J. Tauke is Executive Vice President - Public Affairs, Policy and Communications, a position he has held since May 2004. In this role, Tauke oversees all internal and external communications, reputation management, philanthropy and issues management for Verizon, and serves as a member of the Corporate Leadership Council.

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Bret Taylor

Entrepreneur in Residence, Benchmark Capital

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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Richard D. Titus

Richard D. Titus Richard's attention has consistently been focused on the crossroads of entertainment and technology. In his diverse entrepreneurial history, he has founded over seven firms or business units and negotiated a successful exit in almost every instance for his stakeholders. He was an early co-founder, through the acquisition of his company media, of internet giant Razorfish, whose parent, aQuantive was acquired by Microsoft for $6.5 billion dollars.

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Lance Tokuda

CEO and Co-founder, RockYou

Lance Tokuda Lance is the Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of RockYou and brings over 15 years of software and management experience to the company. Prior to RockYou, Lance held Vice President & Chief Technology Officer positions in consumer and enterprise web services companies Iconix and Open Harbor, and was an early employee (number four) at Resumix, now Yahoo! HotJobs.

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Chris Tolles

CEO, Topix

Chris came to Topix from Spoke Software, a business social networking company, where he was a co-founder and VP of marketing. Before Spoke, Chris was a Director of Marketing at AOL/Netscape for AOL Music, Netscape Search and Directory Products. Chris was a co-founder and VP of Marketing at NewHoo, and led the sale of the company to Netscape.

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Samih Toukan

CEO, Maktoob Inc.

Samih is currently the CEO of Maktoob.com, the world’s first Arabic email and largest Arab Online community with over 4 million registered users. Samih also overseas the management of all Maktoob Group companies and services including araby.com the first Arabic search engine, souq.com the leading auction site, cashu.com and several other internet sites.

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Anssi Vanjoki

Executive Vice President & General Manager, Multimedia, Nokia

Anssi Vanjoki Anssi Vanjoki is Executive Vice President and General Manager of Multimedia at Nokia. He heads the business group responsible for offering devices and services for bringing mobile multimedia to consumers in different forms based on Symbian S60 and Linux platforms.

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Martin Varsavsky

CEO and Founder, FON

Martin Varsavsky Martin Varsavsky is an Argentine entrepreneur, founder of five successful companies in the past twenty years. In 1984, while still in college, he started his first business, Urban Capital Corporation, a New York-based real estate developer. This was soon followed in 1986 by Medicorp Services, a Canadian biotechnology company, that quickly became a pioneer in AIDS testing.

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J. Craig Venter

Founder, Chairman, and President, J. Craig Venter Institute (JCVI)

J. Craig Venter J. Craig Venter, Ph.D., is regarded as one of the leading scientists of the 21st century for his numerous invaluable contributions to genomic research. He is Founder, Chairman, and President of the J. Craig Venter Institute (JCVI), a not-for-profit, research and support organization with more than 500 scientist and staff dedicated to human, microbial, plant and environmental genomic research, the exploration of social and ethical issues in genomics, and seeking alternative energy solutions through genomics.

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Curt Viebranz

Executive Vice President, AOL

Curt Viebranz As AOL EVP and President of Platform A, Curt Viebranz oversees AOL's industry-leading advertising network, which reaches more than 90% of online consumers and offers advertisers access to the industry's most sophisticated tools and targeting technologies. Prior to this, Viebranz was Chief Executive Officer of TACODA, Inc., the behavioral targeting company AOL acquired in August 2007. He joined TACODA as President & Chief Operating Officer in April 2004 after serving for three years as a Board member.

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Mike Volpi

CEO, Joost

Mike Volpi Mike Volpi is chief executive officer of Joost™, the world’s first broadcast-quality Internet television service. In this capacity he sets corporate strategy and oversees the all business operations. Prior to joining Joost (www.joost.com), Mike spent thirteen years at Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CSCO) in a variety of strategic management roles. Most recently Mike managed an $11 billion business as senior vice president and general manager for Cisco’s Routing and Service Provider Technology Group, which included Scientific Atlanta.

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Michael Walrath

Senior Vice President, Right Media Inc.

Michael Walrath Michael founded Right Media in 2003. He was CEO of the company before its acquisition by Yahoo! in July 2007. Guiding and following through on Right Media's vision to create a more open, fair environment for online advertising, Mike helped to transform the industry and introduce a new sector: the exchange marketplace. The Right Media Exchange's 145+ members--advertisers, publishers, networks and technology providers--have an equal opportunity to connect directly to new partners, trade more efficiently and bring a new level of control to their businesses.

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Morgan Webb

Host, X-Play on G4

Morgan Webb Morgan Webb is the host of the longest running video game news and review show, X-Play on G4 (formerly on TechTV). With over 500 episodes and a genuine passion for the space, Morgan has deep knowledge of the gaming industry's technologies, products, and economics. She recently launched WebbAlert, a daily video blog focused on technology and industry news.

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Jeffrey Weinberger


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Jason Weisberger

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Aber Whitcomb

CTO, MySpace

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Meg Whitman

CEO, eBay

Meg Whitman As president and CEO of eBay Inc. since March 1998, Meg Whitman has led the company to its current standing as an unparalleled global e-commerce engine. Meg’s expertise in brand building, combined with her consumer technology experience, has built eBay into a leading company that is reshaping online commerce, payments and communications around the world. Prior to eBay, Meg was general manager of Hasbro Inc.’s Preschool Division, responsible for global management and marketing of two of the world's best-known children's brands, Playskool and Mr. Potato Head.

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Evan Williams

Co-founder, Twitter

Evan Williams Evan Williams is founder of Obvious, a web-product development lab in San Francisco and co-founder of Twitter. He's been working on startups and the Internet since 1994, when he founded his first company in his home state of Nebraska. Later, he worked for O'Reilly Media, Intel, and HP as a web application developer before going on to form Pyra Labs and lead the team that created Blogger. In early 2003, Williams sold Pyra to Google, where he led the Blogger group until October 2004. After that, he helped form Odeo, an early podcasting company, which was purchased by Obvious in late 2006.

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Mark Williamson

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William Wohnoutka

Level 3

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Jonathan Zittrain

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Mark Zuckerberg

Founder and CEO, Facebook

Mark Zuckerberg Mark Zuckerberg is the CEO of Facebook, which he founded in 2004. Facebook is a social utility that helps people communicate more efficiently with their friends, families and coworkers. Mark is responsible for setting the overall direction and product strategy for the company. He leads the design of Facebook's service and development of its core technology and infrastructure. Mark attended Harvard University and studied computer science before moving the company to Palo Alto, California.

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