Wednesday, April 9, 2008

internet world 2008

I was invited to go to Internet World 2008 on April 29th -May 1st. Although the invitation letter was a little tacky, filled with bolded words, superlatives, quotes, and buzz words, I am planning to go take a look anyways. They have many good speakers from highly influential companies. Plus with so many brand name sponsors, I am predicting this will be a worthwhile and useful event.

Venue: Earls Court 2, Central London
Internet World 2008 will be held in Earls Court 2, London, Warwick Road, SW5 9TA.
+44 (0)20 7385 1200.

Opening times:
Tuesday 29 April 2008
09.30 - 17.00
Wednesday 30 April 2008
09.30 - 17.00
Thursday 1 May 2008
09.30 - 16.00

They have quite a line up of seminars and keynotes. I am particularly interested in the ones below.

Keynote and Seminars

Tuesday 29 April
10:15 The Future of the Social Web 
Travis Katz (SVP International of

11:00 Consumers reconfigured: identity lives online and off 
Tamar Kasriel (Director of Futureal)

13:15 Non Commercial Content: a revenue driver 
Kym Niblock (Managing Director BBC)

15:00 The dangers of the proprietary web - Future of Internet and Open Source 
Tristan Nitot (President Mozilla)

15:30 - 16:00 Banking 2.0 and the rise of virtual wallets 
Martin Ott (Managing Director Moneybokers)

13:00 - 13:30 The Convergence of Television & Web 2.0 
Rex Wong (CEO Dave Networks)

14:00 How people value brands and brands value people in an interactive world 
Andy Hobsbawm (Co-founder

11:45 Session: New trends in digital marketing 
Jacques Bughin (Director McKinsey&Company)

12:00 - 12:30 Toy Story: Case Study: Toys r us. How Toys-r-us used personas to design their new ecommerce site 
Tom Mciver/Chetan Demani (Web Manager Toy R Us; Managing Director Imano)

12:30 The Future of Television 
Ravi Daman (??)

I am also anticipating networking opportunities and food. Besides that, it's always a good idea to be outgoing when you have just moved to a new place.

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