This track covers the fundamentals of Web 2.0 and explores how they drive strategy, business models, and revenue. We’ll look at how Web 2.0 is affecting finance, advertising, media, fashion, and real estate, and explain how the building blocks of Web 2.0—user-generated content, rich internet applications, collective intelligence, the wisdom of crowds, software as a service, lightweight development models, and mashups—are changing the landscape of media, software, and the economy. See how companies are using Web 2.0 to discover new business opportunities, enter new markets, develop new products, and make real money.
This panel brings together some of the leaders of the professional online video content industry to talk about how and who they source content from, their current distribution strategies, who they think are innovating in this emerging industry, and what opportunities they see for both independent content creators and the networks forming around them.
The intersection of product personalization, community, and the online marketplace has created something new: people making –- and selling –- their own products. More than a YouTube video, these are actual artifacts. Learn what makes a successful people-powered company.
This in-depth workshop provides an exploration of the next generation of techniques for creating compelling and highly competitive web applications. Designed especially for the web architect and product manager, this session closely examines the latest trends, best practices, and emerging techniques for leveraging Web 2.0 concepts in web applications to achieve high levels of growth.
We know: your company is a labor of love. But let's be serious. It's also a labor of capitalism. And at some point you're going to want to turn that labor into wealth. Dividends? Sale? IPO? Henry Blodget and our expert panel will reveal the secrets to cashing out.
This interactive session will describe and evaluate real life case studies of startup companies. The scenarios will involve business models, financing, marketing, product management, and business development and allow for audience members to weigh in and
discuss situations in small groups.
Disruption in the music industry: opportunities and pitfalls.
Technology is disrupting every facet of the music business, challenging old models and creating new ones.
We’ll describe how one media company has utilized 2.0 platforms to engage its audience beyond not only the linear television experience, but beyond the typical web page experience as well.
This workshop provides an overview of the Web 2.0 tools and the changes
these social tools and user focused ease of use tools play for enterprise
(organizations that are large to small with business, non-profit, or public
Drawing on computer science, economics, history, and examples from the USV portfolio and beyond, this talk will speculate on the impact of cloud computing on the nature of competition, the opportunities for startups, and the changing role of technology.
This case study looks at how Web 2.0 is transforming work and the enterprise and what that means for your business, your employees, and the economy.
Oliver Jung and Lukasz Gadowski, two of the most active EU internet investors, give insights about business opportunities for U.S. companies in EU and present firsthand details about their experiences, especially in the investment / copycat field.
Political opinion in our society is formed mostly through people talking to each other. These conversations happen in all kinds of typical places, like dining tables, water coolers, playgrounds, VFW halls, bars and coffee shop counters, and even over the back fence. Like the have for generations, those conversations are happening In the 2008 election cycle too.
This panel will feature prominent members of the New York startup community -- an angel investor, venture capitalist, and serial entrepreneur -- and will focus on the various aspects of starting up a Web 2.0 company in The Big Apple.
The business risks for Web 2.0 are fundamentally changing since 2004. New privacy laws, new technological capabilities, and new user demands have created the "perfect storm" for a Web 2.0 litigation explosion, where the business risks in Europe may even be bigger than those of the US. Companies deploying Web 2.0 models will need to judiciously transfer their business risk now...and quickly.
The single-feature focus of Web 2.0 technologies (Flickr=share pictures, YouTube=share vidoes, Digg=read popular stories, etc.), the explosion of start-up activity, and the growing impatience of early adopters are fundamentally changing technology adoption. Explore how the change occurred, the strategic impact on commercializing new technologies, and what it means for the future of web technology.
As we move through the Web we leave nuggets of information about ourselves on different web sites. Who owns this data? How should users be able to reuse it? Why should companies consider allowing their users' personal data to be easily transportable?
During this session, Barry Libert outlines the critical steps to gaining management buy in for your community initiatives. He also discusses the ways to correctly assess your “community readiness” in preparation for this journey.