A Conversation with Eric Schmidt, CEO, Google

John Battelle (Federated Media Publishing Inc.), Tim O'Reilly (O'Reilly Media, Inc.), Eric Schmidt (Google)
Conversation, Live Stream
Location: Grand Ballroom
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John Battelle

Federated Media Publishing Inc.

John Battelle, 45, is an entrepreneur, journalist, professor, and author who has founded or co-founded scores of online, conference, magazine, and other media businesses.

In addition to his work at Federated Media, one of the largest media companies on the Internet, Battelle continues to serve as the Executive Producer and Program Chair of the Web 2 Summit, as well as a partner with BoingBoing.net. Battelle also maintains Searchblog, an ongoing analysis site that covers the intersection of media, technology, and culture at www.battellemedia.com.

Previously, Battelle occupied the Bloomberg chair in Business Journalism for the Graduate School of Journalism at the University of California, Berkeley. He was Chairman and CEO of Standard Media International (SMI), publisher of The Industry Standard and TheStandard.com. Prior to that, he was a co-founding editor of Wired magazine and Wired Ventures.

In 2005 Battelle authored The Search: How Google and Its Rivals Rewrote the Rules of Business and Transformed Our Culture (Penguin/Portfolio), an international bestseller published in more than 25 languages. He is at work on his second book, with the working title What We Hath Wrought: A History of the Internet’s Next 30 Years. He is an expert in the field of media and technology, and has appeared on many national and international news channels such as CBS, BBC, CNN, PBS, Discovery, CNBC, and dozens more.

Battelle was a founding Board member of the Online Publishers Association and currently sits on the board of the Interactive Advertising Bureau. He sits on various startup advisory boards and served for nearly a decade on the Board of his children’s school.

Battelle’s honors and awards include: “Global Leader for Tomorrow” and “Young Global Leader” by the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland; finalist rank in the “Entrepreneur of the Year” competition by Ernst & Young; “Innovator – One of Ten Best Marketers in the Business”by Advertising Age; and one of the “Most Important People on The Web” by PCWorld. Battelle holds a bachelor’s degree in Anthropology and a master’s degrees in Journalism from the University of California, Berkeley.

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Tim O'Reilly

O'Reilly Media, Inc.

Tim O’Reilly is the founder and CEO of O’Reilly Media. His original business plan was “interesting work for interesting people,” and that’s worked out pretty well. He publishes books, runs conferences, invests in early-stage startups, urges companies to create more value than they capture, and tries to change the world by spreading and amplifying the knowledge of innovators.

Tim is also a partner at O’Reilly AlphaTech Ventures, a founder and board member of Safari Books Online and Maker Media, and on the boards of Code for America and PeerJ.

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Eric Schmidt

Google

Since joining Google in 2001, Eric Schmidt has helped grow the company from a Silicon Valley startup to a global enterprise. Under his leadership, Google has dramatically scaled its infrastructure and broadened its offerings while maintaining a culture of strong innovation. His background uniquely prepares him to lead Google’s efforts toward technological solutions that focus on users. With founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page, and the rest of the executive team, Eric oversees the company’s technical and business strategy.

Prior to joining Google, Eric was the Chairman and CEO of Novell and Chief Technology Officer at Sun Microsystems, Inc., where he led the development of Java, Sun’s platform-independent programming technology. Earlier in his career, Eric was a member of the research staff at Xerox Palo Alto Research Center (PARC) and held positions at Bell Laboratories and Zilog. He holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Princeton University as well as a master’s and Ph.D. in computer science from the University of California, Berkeley.

Eric is a member of President Obama’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology. He was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 2006 and inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences as a fellow in 2007. Eric also chairs the board of the New America Foundation.

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John Ryan
10/08/2012 12:04am PDT

That’s so informative. Learn many new things from it. I appreciate this great job

khtk crown
03/16/2011 12:36am PDT

wow….i like web2.0….

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Suzanne Axtell
11/17/2010 3:21pm PST

Sorry, just to clarify: only registered attendees of Web 2.0 Summit may rate sessions using the stars. We do welcome all feedback, so if you’re not registered for the conference and want to give feedback, please feel free to leave details here in the comments section.

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Suzanne Axtell
11/17/2010 3:10pm PST

Hi Mark S—to rate sessions or events, just go to its detail/description page and click on the set of stars at the top right of each page.

We appreciate your feedback so thanks for taking the time to rate sessions and comment on them.

mark stoddard
11/17/2010 11:19am PST

That was pretty interesting. Probably one of the better parts of the conference so far. How can I rate events?

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Mark J. Levitt
11/15/2010 8:15am PST

@Robert, you can go to web2summit.com/live for the stream.

Robert J. Ianson
11/15/2010 7:40am PST

Where will I be able to stream this?

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