The meeeting will have one gala session on April 28 featuring top executives of leading companies, and four technical sessions according to the following program.

You can download some of the presentations.

The program is (purposedly) a mixture of things, with technical talks by researchers working in diverse technical fields, intermixed with more business-oriented talks by executives. In this fashion we hope that a coherent picture will emerge, to represent the challenges and opportunities that this exciting field offers for both research and business, and of the relationships between them.

  • Keynote speakers at the Gala session, April 28, afternoon
    • Enrico Bagnasco, Head of Research and Trends, Telecom Italia
    • Usama Fayyad, Chief Data Officer and Executive VP, Yahoo! Inc
    • John Gage, Chief Researcher and Vice President of the Science Office, SUN Microsystems
    • David Maguire, Chief Scientist & Director, ESRI

  • Keynote speakers at the technical sessions
    • Andrei Broder, Vice President of Computational Advertising, Yahoo! Research
    • Hans-Christian Haugli, Senior Vice President and Head, Telenor R&I

  • Other speakers Abstracts
    • Sigmund Akselsen, Telenor
    • Gianni Campanile, ESRI Italia
    • Claudio Carpineto, Fondazione Ugo Bordoni
    • Morten Fjeld, Chalmers University
    • Mouna Kacimi, Max Planck Institut für Informatik
    • Miklos Kurucz, Ëotvös University
    • Carlo Alberto Licciardi, Telecom Italia Lab
    • Stefano Mizzaro, University of Udine
    • Harold Paredes-Frigolett, The Social Media Institute
    • Marco Pellegrini, CNR Pisa
    • Calicrates Policroniades, Telenor
    • Phyllis Reuther, CTO, mcn Inc
    • Peggy Anne Salz, MSearchGroove
    • Christos Tryfonopoulos, Max Planck Institut für Informatik
    • Pavel Zuzela, Masaryk University of Brno