2007 Web 2.0 Summit Announces Program Lineup

Rupert Murdoch and Chris DeWolfe Join List of Luminaries Scheduled to Speak

Sep 6, 2007

O'Reilly Media, Inc. and CMP Technology, co-producers, today unveiled the lineup of speakers for the fourth annual Web 2.0 Summit, held this year at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco, October 17-19.

Moderated by John Battelle of Federated Media and Tim O'Reilly, CEO of O'Reilly Media Inc., the event will highlight news from visionaries and executives, presenting their unique perspective on the Web's Edge -- this year's conference theme.

One of the highlights of the 2007 program will be a dinner keynote conversation with Rupert Murdoch, Chairman and CEO of News Corp, and Chris DeWolfe, CEO and co-founder of MySpace. Also gracing the Web 2.0 stage will be Randall Stephenson, CEO of AT&T, Steve Ballmer, CEO of Microsoft, Dr. J. Craig Venter of the J. Craig Venter Institute, Meg Whitman, CEO of eBay, Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook, and scores of other industry luminaries, including:

  --  Amy Banse, President, Comcast Interactive Media
  --  James Bilefield, CEO, Openads
  --  Adam Bosworth, VP of Engineering, Google, Inc.
  --  Vyomesh (VJ) Joshi, Exec VP, Imaging/ Printing Group, Hewlett Packard
  --  Bobby Kotick, CEO, Activision
  --  Ted Leonsis, Vice Chairman, AOL
  --  Brain McAndrews, President and CEO, aQuantive, Inc.
  --  Mary Meeker, Managing Director, Morgan Stanley
  --  Mattias Miksche, Stardoll.com
  --  Eric Nicoli, Chairman, EMI Group
  --  Franck Poisson, CEO and Founder, Webwag
  --  David Recordon, Open Platforms Tech Lead, Six Apart
  --  Dan Schienmann, Senior VP and GM, Cisco Systems, Inc.
  --  Jonathan Schwartz, President and CEO, Sun Microsystems, Inc.
  --  Lance Tokuda, CEO and Co-founder, RockYou

Web 2.0 Summit has become the gathering place for business leaders of the new Web -- it reflects and embodies the community -- bringing together influential minds to discuss and debate the most important issues and strategies driving the Internet economy and what we might expect in the coming year. Program chair John Battelle is anticipating a stellar event:

"I'm thrilled with this year's lineup of speakers. Not only do we have dozens of examples from the very edge of the Web, we also have an extraordinary showing from the world's largest companies, most of whom have never been in conversation with the Web 2.0 audience. The Web keeps moving outward, colonizing and shifting businesses across all industries. This year's line up is proof of that point."

The premier event for making connections, Web 2.0 Summit is also a key place to learn the latest technology offerings. The sponsor gallery will be filled with sponsors such as Nokia, Adobe, AOL, Etelos, and HP, all prepared to share with attendees their particular take on the Web's Edge.

The conference, known for its interactive format that stresses audience participation, limits total attendees to foster a more intense dialogue among participants.

Press credentials are by invitation only.

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