Web 2.0 Expo Berlin Announces Keynotes

All-Star Line-Up to Include Tim O'Reilly, Werner Vogels, Kathy Sierra and Toby Coppel

Oct 8, 2007

O'Reilly Media, Inc. and CMP, co-producers of the Web 2.0 Expo Berlin, today announced the keynotes for Web 2.0 Expo Berlin, to be held November 5-8, 2007 at Messe Berlin. Blaise Aguera y Arcas, of Microsoft Live Labs, Rod Beckstrom, author of the Starfish and the Spider, Toby Coppel of Yahoo! Europe, Jesse James Garrett of Adaptive Path, Tariq Krim of Netvibes, Tristan Nitot of Mozilla Europe, Kathy Sierra of Headfirst, Tim O'Reilly, Founder and CEO of the O'Reilly Group, Tom Raftery, IT@Cork, Bill Tancer of Hitwise and Werner Vogels of Amazon.com will take part in the four-day event, which will assemble the leading CEOs, entrepreneurs and thought leaders from the Web 2.0 and global technology and communications industries.

The keynote speakers have played an important role in the development and support of the Web 2.0 industry, and continue to pave the way for future innovations in its evolution. The keynote presentations will address topics ranging from creating compelling software on the Web, promoting entrepreneurism, and turning Web 2.0 into big business. The presentations will be moderated by leading technology visionaries, including Tim O'Reilly, who initially coined the term Web 2.0.

  The conference agenda is divided into 5-tracks:

  -- Design and User Experience
  -- Development and Web Operations
  -- Fundamentals
  -- Marketing and Community
  -- Strategy and Business Models.

These tracks are designed to meet the increasing demand for Web 2.0 comprehension and skills, and to build a broader understanding within the European Web 2.0 community. The themes identified within each track were built in response to the overwhelming success from the San Francisco event held earlier this year and comprehensive research within the European Web 2.0 community.

The full agenda and list of speakers are available through http://www.web20expo.com/berlin.

The Web 2.0 Expo Berlin joins the annual Web 2.0 Summit and Web 2.0 Expo events in San Francisco, New York and Tokyo, which bring together the most innovative and successful internet industry figures and companies. These industry pioneers will provide attendees with examples of business models, development paradigms, and design strategies to enable mainstream businesses and new arrivals to the Web 2.0 world take advantage of this new generation of services and opportunities.

About CMP

CMP (http://www.cmp.com/) is a media and marketing solutions company serving the technology industry. With the leading online, event and print brands in all technology market categories, and with services and tools that reach beyond traditional advertising, CMP shapes and influences the technology industry worldwide. CMP publishes highly respected media brands such as TechWeb, InformationWeek, ChannelWeb, CRN, EE Times and TechOnline; produces major industry events such as Interop, Web 2.0 Expo, XChange, Game Developers Conference and the Embedded Systems Conferences; and provides business information and marketing services such as the International Customer Management Institute, Semiconductor Insights and Second Life consulting for technology marketers. CMP is a subsidiary of United Business Media (http://www.unitedbusinessmedia.com/), a global provider of news distribution and specialist information services with a market capitalization of more than $3 billion. For more CMP news, go to cmp.com/news.

About O'Reilly

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