Invitees

Brian Solis;

Brian Solis

Brian Solis

Brian Solis is Principal of FutureWorks, an award-winning PR and New Media agency in Silicon Valley. Solis is globally recognized for his views and insights on the convergence of PR, Traditional Media and Social Media. Considered one of the original thought leaders who paved the way for Social Media and PR 2.0, Solis is co-founder of the Social Media Club and is an original member of the Media 2.0 Workgroup.

His blog, PR 2.0 is among the top 1.5% of all blogs tracked by Technorati and is ranked as one of the leading voices in the Ad Age Power 150 index of worldwide marketing bloggers. He also runs bub.blicio.us and contributes to TechCrunch, BrandWeek, and WebProNews.

Jeremiah Owyang

Jeremiah Owyang

Jeremiah Owyang

As a Web Strategist I strive to define and deliver user and community needs, business goals, and web technology to craft and deliver long term successful web programs for companies. To learn more, see the three web strategy spheres.

The focus of this career blog is to discuss how web tools enable companies to connect with customers. Get started by reading all analytical posts tagged Web Strategy.

Larry Chiang

Larry Chiang

Larry Chiang

Hi there, I am Larry Chiang–I had friends who were in credit card difficulty and decided to do something about it. I started collecting deep underground credit knowledge (duck) into a controversial site: www.Duck9.com. It breaks-down the mysterious FICO score and graduates people with a FICO in the 90th percentile.

SECRET: The key is to make the first 24 interactions with the FICO grid PERFECT… email me and I’ll send you the 101 secrets/tips or you can explore the secrets yourself by clicking on the ducks butt at duck9.

I wrote a book What They Don’t Teach You At Stanford Business School that comes out 09-09-09. In it I market the movie rights to the book as a case study. The case study is three strippers that start a peer to peer lending company called ProsperAss. My first book was (booo-oring) “Internet Marketing Secrets – Priva-Marketing and More”. I will never write without incorporating entertainment, scandal and sex.

One of my proudest achievements was to testify in Congress on behalf of the financial services industry. Congressman Tom Campbell also wrote the foreword for my book. I also testified before World Bank in Beijing

Chris Nolan

Chris Nolan

Chris Nolan

Chris Nolan is the editor and co-founder of Spot-on.com. With more than 20 years reporting experience, Nolan’s work is well known to tech-savvy and politically astute readers. Her weekly Silicon Valley column, “Talk is Cheap” debuting in 1997 at the beginnings of the Internet stock boom, was well regarded for its humor, insight and news value. As Spot-on’s founder and editor, Nolan speaks frequently on technology, politics and media as well as on the impact of stand-alone journalism – a phrase she has coined to describe the work that experienced and professional journalists are doing on the Web.

Before moving to San Francisco, Nolan lived and worked in Washington, D.C., and covered Congress and the FCC for a series of television industry trade magazines.

Grace David; Huricane Katrina Direct Relief Founder

Arianna Hiffington; Huffington Post Founder

Arianna Huffington

Arianna Huffington

Arianna Huffington is the co-founder and editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post, a nationally syndicated columnist, and author of twelve books. She is also co-host of “Left, Right & Center,” public radio’s popular political roundtable program.

Caroline Little; WashingtonPost.com and Newsweek Interactive CEO

Caroline Little

Caroline Little

I am a lawyer by training. I practiced law at Arnold & Porter in Washington DC. I also worked as Deputy General Counsel at US News & World Report. I came to this position about 7 ½ years ago as General Counsel. I have a lot of experience in intellectual property, particularly in the IT area. I moved over to be COO about 3 ½ years ago and then about a year ago I became CEO.

Mena Trott; Sixapart Founder and President

Mena Trott

Mena Trott

Mena Trott is Co-Founder and president of Six Apart, the company behind Movable Type, Typepad and Vox. Named one of Fast Company’s Fast 50 (2004), MIT’s Technology Review’s TR35 (2004), PC Magazine’s “People of the Year” (2004), 7×7′s Hot 20 (2007) and Fast Company’s Most Influential Women in Technology (2009), Mena has been involved in blogging since she began publishing her own blog, dollarshort.org, in early 2001. She speaks regularly at industry conferences — having appeared onstage at SXSW, DEMO, D: All Things Digital, Blogher and TED 2005.

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