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Friday, September 27 • 9:00am - 9:45am
Keynote with Jeff Stibel: The Web’s Next 20 Years

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It is hard to believe how young the Internet is from an evolutionary point of view. There are now more devices connected to the Internet than there are people on earth. In the 20 years since the browser’s invention, the World Wide Web has gone from 15 million users to more than 2.5 billion. One site alone, YouTube, did more traffic last year than the entire Internet did in 2000. Facebook now has more users than the entire Internet had in 2004. And, in surveys, the average person is more willing to forgo coffee, sleep, TV, even sex, than to give up online access.

Growth is a core tenet of success. Technology has limits. The whole network is set to collapse if we don’t cull it down. 

Brain scientist James Stibel has looked at how systems hit the tipping point and fail — from ant colonies to the civilization on Easter Island—and has some insights into how we can keep the Web healthy and growing.

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Dan Pulcrano

Curator, C2SV
Dan Pulcrano is a Silicon Valley journalist and digital media pioneer who publishes seven Northern California weeklies, including  Metro Silicon Valley, Good Times, North Bay Bohemian and Pacific Sun. He's the founder of the Creative Convergence Silicon Valley (C2SV) festival and... Read More →

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Srivats Sampath

CEO, Grokr Labs
Srivats Sampath is a serial entrepreneur and the founder and former CEO of McAfee.com. He currently serves as the co-founder and CEO of Grokr Labs. Prior to that he was with Netscape and also worked with Central Point Software and Intel.Sampath, who received his B.Sc. in Electronics... Read More →
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Jeff Stibel

CEO, Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp.
Jeff Stibel is a brain scientist and entrepreneur and the author of the current bestseller “Breakpoint: Why the Web will Implode, Search will be Obsolete, and Everything Else you Need to Know about Technology is in Your Brain.”He is currently serving as President and CEO of the... Read More →

Friday September 27, 2013 9:00am - 9:45am
IGR (Insanely Great Room) LL21ABC San Jose Convention Center

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