Jim Benedetto

Jim Benedetto
Vice President of Technology, MySpace


Jim Benedetto is the Vice President of Technology and one of the original architects of MySpace, the world’s most popular social networking and lifestyle portal on the Internet. In this position Benedetto oversees the daily technical operations, overall architecture and technological direction of MySpace and continues to help the site reach its full potential.

Since joining MySpace in November 2003 Benedetto’s expertise in distributed architectures, database technologies, storage and scalability helped MySpace grow to more than 115 million unique users per month, and more than 23 localized sites worldwide. Benedetto continues to be a key influential player in the ongoing success of MySpace.

Prior to MySpace, Jim was a highly recognized consultant in database design and architecture. He holds a Bachelors degree in Business Administration from the University of Southern California.


Location: San Diego Ballroom B Level: Intermediate
Jim Benedetto (MySpace)
Jim Benedetto will present an overview of the MySpace Developer Platform (aka MDP), how it fits with Google's OpenSocial environment, and discuss opportunities for businesses to build their apps and widgets on MySpace. Read more.

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