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From May 19th to 20th, mediabistro will hold its Web 3.0 Conference in New York City at the New Yorker Hotel. The conference focuses on the semantic web, mashups, text and data analytics, and how they add real-world value to end users and businesses.
The last phase of the web, which has been referred to as Web 2.0, was more about AJAX-driven interactivity and social media. The Web 3.0 conference focuses on technologies that make the Web and data management substantially smarter.
Keynote speakers at the conference include:
- Christine Connors, Global Director of Semantic Technology Solutions, Dow Jones;
- Aza Raskin, Head of User Experience, Mozilla Labs;
- Thomas Tague, Calais Initiative Lead, Thomson Reuters;
- Loren Grossman, Global Chief Strategy Officer, Rapp/Omnicom.
While some think of Web 3.0 as an almost science-fiction-like intelligent Web, the truth is that a lot of here-and-now technology can make your Web and corporate applications smarter and more profitable. This includes everything from extracting insights from customer behaviors to serve them better, to breaking down the corporate information silos spread throughout your company so that your business information can become actionable insights.
The next generation of the Web is about leveraging the massive amounts of information you have or intend to collect or find available on the Web to make more profitable, efficient businesses and services. This concept will be one of the major drivers of profit as we push past the "2.0" generation and seek the "what's next" of the Internet.
For more details and to register for the conference, visit www.web3event.com. ReadWriteWeb readers save 15% with the discount code XRWW. For best available rates, register by 29 April 2009.