John  Battelle

John Battelle
Founder & Executive Chairman, Federated Media Publishing Inc.

Website | @johnbattelle

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.

Sessions

General
Location: Grand Ballroom
John Battelle (Federated Media Publishing Inc.), Tim O'Reilly (O'Reilly Media, Inc.)
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 5 ratings)
Conversation
Location: Grand Ballroom
Sean Parker (Founders Fund), John Battelle (Federated Media Publishing Inc.)
Average rating: ****.
(4.09, 11 ratings)
Sean Parker, Co-founder, Supyo. Read more.
Conversation
Location: Grand Ballroom
John Donahoe (eBay Inc.), John Battelle (Federated Media Publishing Inc.)
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(3.89, 9 ratings)
John Donahoe, President & CEO, eBay. Read more.
Conversation
Location: Grand Ballroom
Kirk Skaugen (Intel Corporation), John Battelle (Federated Media Publishing Inc.)
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(3.00, 6 ratings)
Kirk Skaugen, Vice President and General Manager, Datacenter and Connected Systems Group Intel Corporation. Read more.
Conversation
Location: Grand Ballroom
Ross Levinsohn (Yahoo!), John Battelle (Federated Media Publishing Inc.)
Average rating: **...
(2.71, 7 ratings)
Ross Levinsohn, EVP, Americas, Yahoo! Read more.
Location: Grand Ballroom
Dick Costolo (Twitter), John Battelle (Federated Media Publishing Inc.)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 6 ratings)
Join us and Dick Costolo – CEO of Twitter – for this year’s official Web 2.0 Dinner immediately after our Opening Reception, at The Palace Hotel San Francisco. We have planned a sit-down dinner filled with great food, drink and conversations for all Web 2.0 Summit attendees! Read more.
General
Location: Grand Ballroom
John Battelle (Federated Media Publishing Inc.), Edwin M. Lee (City & County of San Francisco)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 3 ratings)
Conversation
Location: Grand Ballroom
Michael Dell (Dell Inc.), John Battelle (Federated Media Publishing Inc.)
Average rating: ***..
(3.20, 5 ratings)
Michael Dell, Chairman & CEO, Dell Inc. Read more.
Trilog
Location: Grand Ballroom
John Partridge (Visa Inc.), Dan Schulman (American Express Company), John Battelle (Federated Media Publishing Inc.)
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(1.80, 5 ratings)
John Partridge, President, Visa Inc. & Dan Schulman, Group President for Enterprise Growth, American Express. Read more.
Conversation
Location: Grand Ballroom
Michael Roth (Interpublic), John Battelle (Federated Media Publishing Inc.)
Average rating: ****.
(4.50, 2 ratings)
Michael Roth, Chairman & CEO, Interpublic Group of Companies. Read more.
Conversation
Location: Grand Ballroom
Steve Ballmer (Microsoft Corporation), John Battelle (Federated Media Publishing Inc.)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 4 ratings)
Steve Ballmer, CEO, Microsoft Corporation. Read more.
Conversation
Location: Grand Ballroom
James Gleick (none), John Battelle (Federated Media Publishing Inc.)
Average rating: ***..
(3.17, 6 ratings)
James Gleick, Author of The Information. Read more.
Conversation
Location: Grand Ballroom
Vic Gundotra (Google), John Battelle (Federated Media Publishing Inc.)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 1 rating)
Vic Gundotra, SVP Engineering, Google. Read more.
Q&A
Location: Grand Ballroom
Bret Taylor (Facebook), John Battelle (Federated Media Publishing Inc.)
Bret Taylor, Chief Technology Officer, Facebook. Read more.
Conversation
Location: Grand Ballroom
Charlie Cheever (Quora), Adam D'Angelo (Quora), John Battelle (Federated Media Publishing Inc.)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 1 rating)
Charlie Cheever and Adam D'Angelo, co-founders, Quora. Read more.
Conversation
Location: Grand Ballroom
Reid Hoffman (LinkedIn), John Battelle (Federated Media Publishing Inc.)
Reid Hoffman, Partner at Greylock, and Co-Founder, Executive Chairman, LinkedIn. Read more.
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  • Bing
  • Intel
  • Nielsen
  • IBM
  • Serve (amex)
  • Dell
  • Yahoo!
  • .CO
  • mylife
  • HP
  • Changers
  • Pepsi
  • PulsePoint
  • Roamz
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