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Hadi Partovi

Hadi Partovi
President, iLike

Hadi Partovi, CEO of iLike

iLike is the Web’s leading social music discovery service and the dominant music application on Facebook, Orkut, hi5 and Bebo (the leading social networks in Latin America and the UK).

Hadi Partovi established himself as a talented leader during the browser wars: he was Group Program Manager for Internet Explorer. After the release of IE 5.0, Hadi co-founded Tellme Networks and spearheaded the company’s shift from consumer services to enterprise call-center automation and delivering directory and customer-care services for AT&T, FedEx, E*TRADE, and more. Tellme Networks was later acquired by Microsoft (for a reported $800 million). Before joining iLike, Hadi was General Manager of MSN.com, where he delivered 30% annual growth and incubated Start.com (now Live.com). Hadi has also served as strategic advisor to numerous startups including The Facebook, Edusoft (acquired by Houghton Mifflin), and 2Web Technologies (now Google Spreadsheets).

A graduate of Harvard University, Hadi enjoys skiing, kayaking, guitar, and grabscrab.


1:20pm Wednesday, 09/17/2008
Topic: Landscape & Strategy
Location: 1A06 &07
Ali Partovi (iLike), Hadi Partovi (iLike)
Disruption in the music industry: opportunities and pitfalls. Technology is disrupting every facet of the music business, challenging old models and creating new ones. Read more.