Schedule: Strategy & Business Models sessions

This track examines the economic opportunities created by Web 2.0 trends. Real-world examples feature companies using Web 2.0 angles to create new business models, enter new markets, develop new products, and make real money.

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2005
Sanjay Vakil (TripAdvisor)
Average rating: ***..
(3.32, 19 ratings)
Personalization is one of the top buzzwords for 2011. But it's not without merit. Indeed, building a personal experience on the web can improve user retention, reduce bounce rates and (in an ideal world) even improve commerce. But it's tough to balance the traditional approach to user-generated content with the hard math of personalization. Read more.
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2005
Moderated by:
Christine Herron (Intel Capital)
Panelists:
Aaron Levie (Box.net), Natalie Mccullough (ServiceSource), David Sacks (Yammer, Inc.)
Average rating: ***..
(3.14, 7 ratings)
For decades, you've have had to spend significant money to purchase enterprise software and services, and you've had to make a leap of faith that you will derive value from the purchase. Two innovative software startups are now challenging that approach and another startup thrives on a bold pay-for-performance model. Read more.
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2005
David Michaels (Intuit), Aaron Forth (Intuit )
Average rating: ***..
(3.30, 10 ratings)
In an era when people are comfortable putting personal information online, companies can uncover market trends and consumer behaviors by strategically aggregating and analyzing massive sets of customer data. This session will teach attendees how to effectively collect and break down data, and how to utilize this information for marketing and product development initiatives. Read more.
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2005
Tim Roberts (Fitbit )
Average rating: ***..
(3.33, 6 ratings)
There are web startups. There are mobile startups. There are consumer electronics startups. What happens when you mix them all together? The session will cover lessons learned in creating a business based on integrating all of these technologies into a unified product experience. Read more.
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2005
Melissa Clark (Siteworx, Inc.)
Average rating: ***..
(3.36, 14 ratings)
Have you ever surfed the web on a smartphone, when all of a sudden you hit a page that was so ill-suited to mobile viewing--so slow, so awkward, so inoperable--that you couldn't complete your visit? Don't let your site break like that. In this session, you'll learn what separates a great mobile site from a dismal one, and how to transform your fixed web presence into a great mobile experience. Read more.
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2010
Average rating: ***..
(3.44, 9 ratings)
Earlier this year, Zurb wanted to improve a core feature of our flagship product. But instead of releaseing an update, we created a brand new product. The new product's focus was tremendously simple. Results: 10X popularity in less than a week as well as significant uptick in activity on the original product. In this session, we'll share lessons learned. Read more.
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2005
Hjalmar Gislason (DataMarket)
Average rating: ***..
(3.88, 8 ratings)
Governments and public sector agencies all over the world have started opening up their data. Hackers and open access enthusiasts have picked it up and made some interesting solutions. But is it enough to rationalize the public sector's efforts? Is it possible to find business models that leverage flow of open data, yet ensure that the data will be kept open and free of charge? Read more.
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2005
Sam Ramji (Apigee), Michael Hart (Netflix), Daniel Jacobson (Netflix)
Average rating: ***..
(3.75, 12 ratings)
In evolutionary theory, punctuated equilibrium refers to a period of significant environmental stress resulting in rapid, dramatic changes among species. It is a powerful model for understanding the changes in technology, business models and data over the last few decades - changes that have given rise to the age of APIs. Read more.
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2005
Heather Schlegel (heathervescent)
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 4 ratings)
What does the future of transactions look like? Researcher Heather Schlegel has fresh data on the future of currency and alternate transactions. In this session, she'll share her findings, including current behaviors around transactions, emerging payment options and three invisible cultural trends that will shape our transactions. Read more.
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2005
Nancy Duarte (Duarte Design)
Average rating: ****.
(4.62, 8 ratings)
Your business started as an idea. Look around you. Your clothes, language, furniture, house, city, and nation all began as visions in other minds. If you have an idea for something what you really mean is you want to change the world in some way. You might not be able to change the entire world, but what is "the world" anyway? It is simply all of the ideas of all our ancestors. Read more.
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2005
Kevin Marks (TummelVision.tv), Deborah Schultz (TummelVision.tv)
Average rating: *....
(1.00, 1 rating)
Businesses realize that they need to be part of the participatory, real-time web. Unfortunately, companies big and small, ignore the new framework needed in this new context. The participatory world requires both new thinking and a renewed focus on human skills and behavior. Read more.
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2005
Jaidev Shergill (Bundle.com)
Average rating: **...
(2.57, 7 ratings)
There are more websites than ever before to research what to buy and where to go. With this proliferation of reviews and recommendations, how can you be sure you’re making the best spending decisions? How do you know who to listen to--who is most like you? Does gender, income, age, location or some other factor matter the most? Read more.
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2005
Moderated by:
Liz Gannes (All Things D)
Panelists:
Kevin Systrom (Instagram), Adam Rugel (Trazzler), Tim Roberts (Fitbit ), Tony Stubblebine (CrowdVine), Rabble Evan Henshaw-Plath (cuboxsa.com), Dom Sagolla (iPhoneDevCamp)
Average rating: ****.
(4.17, 6 ratings)
In March 2006, a small podcasting startup called Odeo launched a side project. You now know that side project as Twitter. Interestingly, Twitter is just one of the companies that came out of Odeo; seven employees-- or more than half the of the company-- went on directly to found other ventures, including Instagr.am, Square, Trazzler and CrowdVine. Read more.
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2005
Ashwani Kumar (InMobi)
Advertising offers an excellent opportunity for developers to earn a living, but the industry has done little to educate on the real economics of the mobile advertising opportunity for developers. Read more.
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2010
Max McDonnell (Lonny Magazine), Michelle Adams (Lonny Magazine)
Average rating: **...
(2.67, 6 ratings)
The web is filled with pre-packaged solutions for online content delivery. From blogs to video to e-readers, we're constantly taught that general solutions are effective solutions. The truth is that no product designed for mass consumption can perfectly cater to a unique user base. Read more.
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2002
Bryan Johnson (Braintree)
Average rating: ***..
(3.50, 2 ratings)
Accepting credit card payments is a critical requirement for any company that sells goods or services on its website--which, these days, is most companies. But doing so can be daunting and carries risk. Not only is the payments ecosystem complicated, it's also flooded with providers that have deceptive pricing and questionable business practices--including hoarding your data. Read more.
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2005
Chris Hulls (Life360)
Average rating: ***..
(3.80, 15 ratings)
The potential of geolocation capabilities will extend beyond the social web (Foursquare, Places) and into mainstream use – geolocation services (grocery-shopping or family tracking apps) bringing geolocation home. This session will examine business and financial considerations of geolocation trends outside of the social arena, benefitting start-ups looking to capitalize on the phenomenon. Read more.
Sponsors
  • Bundle
  • Microsoft Corporation
  • Rackspace Hosting
  • .CO
  • Serve (amex)
  • Tagged
  • Berlin Partner
  • IBT
  • OpenSRS
  • PR Newswire
  • RIM
  • SoftLayer
  • StrataScale Inc.
  • TokBox

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(415) 947-6306
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