TechWeb's Chief Executive Officer, Tony Uphoff, to Speak at the September 4 Interactive Convergence Conference 2008, Sharing Insights on Evolving New Media Trends

Uphoff Also Speaking at Los Angeles Town Hall, American Business Media Los Angeles Regional Meeting and MCONN 2008 in October

Aug 26, 2008

United Business Media LLC's TechWeb, the global leader in business technology media, today announced that Tony Uphoff, Chief Executive Officer, will speak at the Interactive Convergence Conference 2008 in Portland, Oregon September 4. Uphoff will present "Media Business Trends in the Age of Convergence: What Happens Next ... And How You Should Prepare."

The Interactive Convergence Conference is an interdisciplinary thought-leadership event that focuses on the convergence of media platforms of virtual + physical, content + advertising, and corporate content + consumer-generated content. It brings presenters and attendees together from a variety of professions and disciplines to clarify the changes created from the digitization of media and the democratization of distribution.

"As the media industry continues to undergo enormous change, I am excited to share our experience with the interactive capabilities of the Web and the unique ways people obtain and share information," Uphoff said. "However, we are still at the early stages of this media revolution, which started with television and was followed by the Internet. And with the ongoing development of new technologies, we must repeatedly redefine ourselves to drive our businesses forward."

In addition to the Interactive Convergence Conference, Uphoff will speak at the Los Angeles Town Hall on "Social Media and How it can Benefit Businesses" ( on October 1; the American Business Media Los Angeles Regional Meeting on "The Increasingly Significant Role of the Local BtoB Community" ( on October 15 and at MCONN 2008 on "The Evolution of Traditional Media" ( on October 22.

As CEO of TechWeb, Uphoff leads United Business Media's (UBM) group of global business technology brands, encompasses the leading face-to-face, online and print media brands and services in business technology and reaches over 13.3 million key business technology decision makers worldwide. Uphoff is a media thought leader and executive with over 20 years of experience in building, growing and leading B2B media businesses in highly competitive markets. Uphoff has the distinction of having run three of the top five B2B brands in history all at the peak of their reach, revenues and profits: InformationWeek, The HollyWood Reporter and PC Week. He served as the original CEO of the internet media company Beliefnet, which was recently sold to News Corp, and has been at the forefront of online and integrated media over the last decade. Named one of the top 100 business media executives by BtoB Magazine's "Who's Who in Business Media" in 2006 and 2007, Uphoff is a regular speaker and panelist on media and technology at industry and association conferences. Uphoff's blog is

About TechWeb (

TechWeb, the global leader in business technology media, is an innovative business focused on serving the needs of technology decision-makers and marketers worldwide. TechWeb produces the most respected and consumed media brands in the business technology market. Today, more than 13.3 million* business technology professionals actively engage in our communities created around our global face-to-face events Interop, Web 2.0, Black Hat and VoiceCon; online resources such as the TechWeb Network, Light Reading, Intelligent Enterprise,,, and The Financial Technology Network; and the market leading, award-winning InformationWeek, TechNet Magazine, MSDN Magazine, Wall Street & Technology magazines. TechWeb also provides end-to-end services ranging from next-generation performance marketing, integrated media, research, and analyst services. TechWeb is a division of United Business Media, a global provider of news distribution and specialist information services with a market capitalization of more than $2.5 billion.

*13.3 million business decision-makers: based on # of monthly connections across TechWeb brands.

About United Business Media Limited

United Business Media Limited is a leading global business media company. We inform markets and bring the world's buyers and sellers together at events, online, in print, and with the information they need to do business successfully. We focus on serving professional commercial communities, from doctors to game developers, from journalists to jewellery traders, from farmers to pharmacists around the world. Our 6,500 staff in more than 30 countries are organised into specialist teams that serve these communities, helping them to do business and their markets to work effectively and efficiently.

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