Schedule: Sponsored sessions

The sponsored sessions track features topics presented by Web 2.0 Expo sponsors and exhibitors. These sessions are open to all attendees with a badge.

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Location: Riverside Ballroom
Average rating: **...
(2.50, 4 ratings)
There is a lot of information available about the benefits of cloud computing. Cloud-delivered services can provide instantly scalable provisioning of features and users, a ready-extranet and collaboration efficiency with integrated services. But how can these benefits be linked together to enable you to work smarter? Read more.
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Location: Riverside Ballroom
Moderated by:
Janine Soika (Verio Inc.)
Panelists:
Bryan Boettiger (Parallel Path), Jon Aron (Parallel Path)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 3 ratings)
You are the best of the best when it comes to building websites - but can people easily find your websites once you make them live? Are you sure that you have incorporated all the SEO tips, tricks, tools, and best practices into the actual infrastructure of your website? In this session we will pull up volunteer websites and do a full SEO audit looking at and giving you SEO solutions. Read more.
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Location: Riverside Ballroom
Jeff Schick (IBM)
Average rating: ****.
(4.33, 3 ratings)
Effective business execution depends on having access to the right information at the right time, but this insight is often the starting point in the decision making process. To understand the situation more fully you may need to consult a key colleague, reach out to an expert community, start a working group to react to the trend revealed. Read more.
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Location: Riverside Ballroom
Paul Mikesell (Clustrix, Inc.)
Average rating: **...
(2.00, 1 rating)
Clustrix CEO Paul Mikesell discusses the radical architecture behind a new clustered database system. Get the best of both worlds: the tremendous scalability and aggregate performance of key-value store systems AND the fully relational, ACID compliant and seamless deployment functionality of SQL databases. Sound too good to be true? Attend this presentation or visit our booth for a demonstration. Read more.
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Location: Conference Room D
Håkon Wium Lie (Opera Software)
Average rating: ***..
(3.40, 5 ratings)
The Opera browser is one of the Web's best kept secrets. In this session, Chief Technology Officer Håkon Wium Lie (co-creator of CSS) takes you on a tour of some of the most surprising, powerful, controversial and unique features this Scandinavian web surfing tool has to offer. Read more.
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Location: Conference Room D
Julie Ruvolo (Solvate)
Average rating: ***..
(3.67, 3 ratings)
Throw away everything you think you know about who you should hire and how big your team is. We're going to explore how 2.0 technology is democratizing what kinds of people you can build your business with and making it affordable for you to work with a 10 or 20 person team - for the cost of one full-time hire. Read more.
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Location: Riverside Ballroom
Jan Princen (XBOSoft)
Test Automation is a critical regression activity in software development projects with short development cycles. As features build from iteration to iteration the time required to regression test expands. In these circumstances automation is often viewed as the magic bullet for survival. Read more.
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Location: Riverside Ballroom
Vince Broady (@thisMoment)
In this presentation, we’ll use Plato’s & Jerry’s concepts to look at how major brands such as Disney, Toyota, Buick and Kohl’s are leveraging cutting-edge social-media platforms and authentic UGC campaigns to engage consumers in powerful conversations that complete the brand experience. Read more.
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Location: Riverside Ballroom
Dave Wolf (Cynergy)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 2 ratings)
eBay is a thought leading company that has created a rich, engaging, and truly immersive experience that surrounds customers. Striving to ensure a customizable experience that is also discoverable and present across devices, eBay teamed up with Cynergy, to reimagine a customer experience that could be accessed from the web, the desktop and mobile devices. Read more.
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Location: Riverside Ballroom
Jaidev Shergill (Bundle.com), James McClamroch (Microsoft)
Average rating: ****.
(4.67, 3 ratings)
We are at a turning point on the web: Where we were once merely satisfied with people's opinions or anecdotes about their favorite restaurant, band or financial product, we now realize that the web is overflowing with opinions-- and many of them are very difficult to trust or apply to our own lives. Even if they're our friends, which of our friends should we trust? Read more.
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Location: Conference Room D
Jay Hallberg (Spiceworks)
Average rating: **...
(2.00, 1 rating)
Social Business Platforms are taking advantage of the "9-to-5" market while people do their jobs through innovative market research techniques, social ad formats, marketing programs, sponsors apps & in-app purchasing. Learn lessons from Spiceworks' quick rise in the IT-space (& what industries are next), the change in marketing this causes, & how companies now sell their products more effectively. Read more.
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Location: Riverside Ballroom
Cliff Medling (3DVIA)
Learn how you can use 3D as the next web content medium to engage visitors. Read more.
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Location: Riverside Ballroom
Seema Haji (Actuate Corporation)
BIRT, a leading open source Eclipse project founded and led by Actuate, is the premier development environment to present data visualizations in compelling ways via the web on any device. Actuate BIRT products add interactivity, dashboards, analytics, and deployment options for BIRT web and mobile applications. Read more.
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Location: Riverside Ballroom
Bret Piatt (Rackspace Hosting)
Average rating: **...
(2.00, 2 ratings)
The explosion of data generated by location-based and real-time applications has created new problems for application developers. In this session, Bret Piatt will lay out a vision of common storage platform, including how the cloud, specifically an open cloud framework, is the best place to bring this data together. Read more.
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Sponsors
  • IBM
  • Microsoft
  • Rackspace Hosting
  • 3DVIA
  • Authorize.Net
  • HP
  • Neustar, Inc.
  • OpenSRS
  • open{subnet}

Rob Koziura
(415) 947-6111
rkoziura@techweb.com

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(415) 947-6306
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