Our theme this year is “Discovering the Web’s Edge.” This doesn’t mean we’re avoiding “mainstream” web companies – far from it, but rather we will be asking the CEOs of those companies where their edge is, and where they might see new, unexplored continents looming.
Along those lines, coming for the first time (we’ll have folks from Google and Yahoo as well) are:
Meg Whitman, CEO, eBay
Steve Ballmer, CEO, Microsoft
Philippe Dauman, CEO, Viacom
Eric Nicoli, CEO EMI
Vyomesh Joshi, EVP, HP (runs their Imaging business)
Robert Kotick, CEO, Activision
Mark Zuckerberg, CEO, Facebook
The full list includes some curveballs too, like Adam Bosworth of Google, talking about health, Evan Williams on Twitter, Reed Hundt of Frontline, Danny Hillis of MetaWeb, Martin Varsavsky of Fon, and many more.
I’m nowhere finished lining up speakers, expect a lot more soon. Meanwhile, if you were planning on coming, you might want to register asap. We’re already closing in on our fourth sellout. If you’d like to come and did not get an invitation, please request one here. In the form, you might mention Searchblog, as I’m the fellow who reviews all the requests and decides who comes. I can’t promise anything – we have already had 4000 requests and can only take 1000 or so. But I’ll do my best.