Tim O’Reilly, founder and chief executive of O'Reilly Media, Inc., and the man who ‘invented’ “Web 2.0”, a phrase that has broadly become the buzzword to describe the trends and technologies that are shaping the internet, will be making a keynote presentation at Content Evolution, the one-day annual industry conference organised by the UK Association of Online Publishers, taking place on 4 October 2006.
His presentation, titled “Digital nation - the challenges facing publishers in the era of Web 2.0”, will address hundreds of digital media professionals at the AOP conference, which will bring together technology experts and media heavyweights including Carolyn McCall, chief executive of Guardian Media Group, to debate the future of the media model.
Arguing that advocacy and evangelism are key tenets of business philosophy, O’Reilly has led his company's mission to “be a catalyst for technology change by capturing and transmitting the knowledge of "alpha geeks" and other innovators”.
McCall and O’Reilly head an impressive line up of speakers at the event, including:
* Tim Weller, chief executive, Incisive Media
* Zach Leonard, digital media publisher, News International
* Rod Henwood, new business director, Channel 4
* Tom Bureau, managing director, CNET Networks UK
* Robert Brighouse, managing director, Reed Business Information
* Matt Champion, business development manager, Media.com
* William Higham, founder, Next Big Thing
* Annelies van den Belt, new media director, Telegraph Group Limited
* Ulrik Haagerup, editor in chief, Nordjyske Medier
* Ben Perreau, editor, NME.com
* Charlie Redmayne, managing director, mykindaplace.com
…And many more.
Torin Douglas, media correspondent for the BBC, will chair the conference, which precedes the AOP online publishing awards 2006 taking place that night, also at the London Hilton on Park Lane.
The Awards, in their fifth year, celebrate excellence in all aspects of digital publishing and are established as a showcase of the most innovative and high-quality online content in the UK. The 2006 shortlist reflects the boom in user-generated content over the past 12 months, and showcases the new projects that digital media publishers have developed to embrace the trend.
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