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LeWeb’12 Paris Conference

The 9th edition of LeWeb will be held December 4th , 5th and 6th at Les Docks de Paris – Porte d’Aubervilliers. Produced by Géraldine and Loïc Le Meur, Europe’s largest event dedicated to the web industry is expecting more than 3500 attendees including entrepreneurs, professionals, investors, bloggers and aficionados.

“Internet Of Thinks” is the theme of the 2012 edition.

Among the most expected speakers:
Brent Hoberman, Co-Founder, PROfounders Capital, Chairman, made.com & Founder & Chairman, mydeco.com / Brian Solis, Principal, Altimeter Group / Henri Seydoux, Founder & CEO, Parrot / Kevin Systrom, Co-Founder & CEO, Instagram / Robert Scoble, American blogger, technical evangelist, and author, Rackspace / Pascal Cagni, Former General Manager and Vice President Apple Europe, Middle-East, India, and Africa / David Marcus, President, Paypal / Marko Ahtisaari, Executive Vice President, Design, Nokia / Phil Libin, CEO, Evernote / Katie Stanton, Vice President of International Market Development, Twitter / Peter Deng, Director of Product Management, Facebook / Renaud Laplanche, CEO, Lending Club

Program below and via http://paris.leweb.co/

LEWEB’12 PROGRAM
Subject to changes

DAY 1 - DEC 4, 2012

PLENARY ROOM 1 - PULLMAN BUILDING

9h00
Doors Open, Networking time with partners

10h00
Surprise Opener

10h05
Opening remarks
Geraldine & Loic Le Meur, LeWeb Founders

10h15
Ariel Garten, CEO, Interaxon

10h45
Tony Fadell, Founder & CEO, Nest Labs, Inc. & John Markoff, Senior Writer, New York Times

11h15
Tech Spotlight: Alex Hawkinson, Founder & CEO, SmartThings

11h30
Alexander Ljung, Founder & CEO, SoundCloud

11h50
Scott Harrison, Founder & CEO, charity:water

12h30-14h00- LUNCH BREAK

14h05
Misha Lyalin, Chairman & CEO, ZeptoLab & Frederic Lardinois, Writer, TechCrunch

14h25
Phil Libin, CEO, Evernote & Loic Le Meur, Founder, LeWeb

14h45
To be announced

15h15
Katie Stanton, Vice President of International Market Development, Twitter & Jamillah Knowles, UK Editor, The Next Web

15h35
Peter Deng, Director of Product Management, Facebook & David Kirkpatrick Founder & CEO, Techonomy Media

15h55
Dalton Caldwell, Co-Founder & CEO, App.net

16h15
Tech Spotlight: Adam Wilson, Founder & Chief Software Architect, Orbotix

16h25
Yossi Vardi, Pioneer, Investor, Entreprenuer

16h45
Tech Spotlight: Carly Gloge, Co-Founder & CEO, Ubooly

16h55
Fred Potter, Founder & CEO, Netamo

17h15
Tech Spotlight: Phil Bosoa, CEO & Andy Gelme, CTO, LIFX

17h25
Benjamin Cichy, Chief Software Engineer, NASA's Mars Science Laboratory, Jet Propulsion Laboratory

17h55
Closing remarks -Geraldine & Loic Le Meur, LeWeb Founders

DAY 2 - DEC 5, 2012

PLENARY ROOM 1 - PULLMAN BUILDING

08h00-09h00
Welcome Buffet Breakfast

09h00
Surprise Opener

09h05
Welcome Back, Geraldine & Loic Le Meur, LeWeb Founders

09h15
Our heads are in the Cloud!
Moderator: Robin Wauters, European Editor, The Next Web
Panelists:
Aditya Agarwal, Vice President of Engineering, Dropbox
Brad Garlinghouse, CEO, YouSendIt
Werner Vogels, CTO, Amazon

09h45
David Jones, Global CEO, Havas & Euro RSCG Worldwide and
Co‐Founder, One Young World & Paul Papadimitriou, Founder, Digital Intelligence

10h05
Marko Ahtisaari, Executive Vice President, Design, Nokia

10h25
David Marcus, President, Paypal & Loic Le Meur, Founder, LeWeb

10h45
Steven Guggenheimer, Corporate Vice President, Developer & Platform Evangelism Group, Microsoft

11h05
Dr. DJ Patil, Data Scientist in Residence, Greylock Partners

11h20
Amber Case, Cyborg Anthropologist & Founder, Geoloqi, Inc.

11h35
Pascal Cagni, Former General Manager and Vice President
Apple Europe, Middle-East, India, and Africa & Loic Le Meur, Founder, LeWeb

11h55
Tech Spotlight: David Cann, Co-Founder, Double Robotics

12h05
Media heavyweights weigh in on iOt
Moderator: Adrian Monck, Managing Director, Communications & Media, World Economic Forum
Vivek Badrinath, Senior Executive Vice President, France Telecom Orange &
CEO of Orange Business Services
Bruno Patino, Senior Executive Vice President, Strategy & Digital & Director
France Télévisions Group & France 5

12h30-14h00 - LUNCH BREAK

14h05
Tech Spotlight: James Park, Co-Founder & CEO, Fitbit

14h20
Tech Spotlight: Cedric Hutchings, Co-Founder & General Manager, Withings

14h30
Bill Tai, Angel Investor, Venture Captialist & Kiteboarding Athlete & Susi Mai, Pro Kiteboarder

14h50
Scott Dunlap, Successful Entrepreneur, Award-Winning Blogger, Ultra Distance Trail Runner

15h10
Tech Spotlight: Gil Blander, Founder, President & CSO, InsideTracker

15h20
Michael Lazerow, CMO, Salesforce Marketing Cloud & Robert Scoble, American blogger, technical evangelist, and author, Rackspace

15h40-15h55
Danae Ringelmann, Co-Founder, Indiegogo

15h55
Kevin Systrom, Co-Founder & CEO, Instagram & MG Siegler, General Partner, CrunchFund

16h20
Money makes the world go round
Moderator: Mike Butcher, European Editor, TechCrunch
Eric Archambeau, General Partner, Wellington Partners
Jeff Clavier, Founder & Managing Partner, SoftTech VC
Sonali De Rycker, Partner, Accel Partners
Albert Ganyushin, Head of International Listings, NYSE Euronext

16h50
John Hering, Co-Founder & CEO, Lookout

17h10
Rafi Haladjian, Founder, Sen.se

17h30
Brian Shul, Former Air Force Fighter Pilot & Speaker, Author & Photographer

18h15
Closing remarks -Geraldine & Loic Le Meur, LeWeb Founders

DAY 3 - DEC 6, 2012

PLENARY ROOM 1 - PULLMAN BUILDING

8h00-09h00
Welcome Buffet Breakfast

09h00
Surprise Opener

09h05
Welcome Back, Geraldine & Loic Le Meur, LeWeb Founders

09h15
Tech Spotlight: Philipp Bolliger, Founder & CEO, Koubachi

09h25
Tech Spotlight: Ludovic le Moan, CEO, SIGFOX

09h35
Ramon de Leon, Social Media Marketing, Dominos Pizza

09h55
Renaud Laplanche, CEO, Lending Club

10h15
Tom Conrad, CTO & EVP of Product, Pandora & Sarah Lane, Host & Producer, TWiT Network

10h30
Tech Spotlight: Raphael Pirker, Founder, Team Black Sheep

10h40
Munjal Shah, Entrepreneur in Residence, Charles River Ventures

10h55
Henri Seydoux, Founder & CEO, Parrot & Loic Le Meur, Founder, LeWeb

11h10
Tech Spotlight: Cameron Robertson & Paul Gerhardt, Co-Founders, Apigy Inc.

11h20
Brian Solis, Principal, Altimeter Group

11h40
Tom Katis, Founder & CEO, Voxer & Alexia Tsotsis, Editor, TechCrunch

12h00
Tech Spotlight: Sascha Klement, Founder, Managing Director, & CTO, Gestigon

12h10
Ben Kaufman, Founder & CEO, Quirky & Jamie Siminoff, Chief Inventor, Edison Junior

12h30-14h00 - LUNCH BREAK

14h05
Tech Spotlight: Marcus Schappi, CEO, Ninja Blocks

14h15
Matt Mullenweg, Founder, Automattic & Om Malik, Founder & Senior Writer, GigaOM

14h35
Mike North, Ph.D., Co-Founder & CEO, Reallocate.org

14h55
Start-Up Competition Finalist Demos & Awards Ceremony Featuring All-Star Judges:

Brent Hoberman, Co-Founder, PROfounders Capital, Chairman, made.com & Founder & Chairman, mydeco.com
Other judges to be announced

14h55
Competition Overview, Chris Shipley, Founder & CEO, Guidewire Labs

15h00
Finalist company demos and Q&A with judges

16h00
Presentation of Awards

16h05
Closing remarks
Geraldine & Loic Le Meur, LeWeb Founders

DAY 2 - DEC 5, 2012 - PLENARY II - EIFFEL BUILDING

SOCIAL BUSINESS TRACK

10h00-10h30
Girls in Tech Roundtable

10h30-11h00
Let’s Get Our Game on!
Julien Codorniou, Head of European Gaming Partnerships, Facebook
Alisa Chumachenko, Founder & CEO, Game Insight
Riccardo Zacconi, Co-Founder & CEO, King.com

11h00-12h00
Ignite @ LeWeb
Hosted by Jared Goralnick, Founder & CEO, Awayfind.com

12h30-14h00 - LUNCH BREAK

14h00-15h00 - Facebook Workshop

15h15-18h00 - Social Business Track

15h15 - 15h20
Welcome
Cédric Giorgi, Curator & Host, LeWeb Social Business Track & Co-Founder, Cookening

15h20 - 15h35
Tom Smith, Founder, GlobalWebIndex

Key Figures about Brands & Consumers’ Engagement on Social Media

15h35 - 15h50
Jessica Gioglio, Public Relations and Social Media Manager, Dunkin' Donuts
How Dunkin' Donuts Keeps Its Passionate Fans Running on Social Media

15h50 - 16h05
Q&A with Ekaterina Walter, Global Social Innovation Strategist, Intel

16h05 - 16h20
Martin Oetting, Partner & Chief Research Officer, trnd AG
Word of Mouth: Myths and Realities

16h20 - 16h35
Alexis Thobellem, Global Evian Digital Manager, Danone Group
Brand Curation & Digital Impressionism

16h35 - 16h50
Mike Volpe, Chief Marketing Officer, HubSpot
Keynote title to be announced

16h50 - 17h05
Q&A with Jud Valeski, Co-founder & CEO, Gnip

17h05 - 17h30
Panel - How Mobility Brands Become Social
Patrick Hofstetter, Chief Digital Officer, Renault
Dr. Torsten Wingenter, Global Coordination Social Media Marketing, Lufthansa German Airlines

PLENARY II - DAY 3 - DEC 6, 2012 - PLENARY II - EIFFEL BUILDING

SOCIAL BUSINESS TRACK

09h15-10h15 - Facebook Workshop

10h30-12h30 - Social Business Track

10h30 - 10h45
Eric Hazan, Partner, McKinsey & Company

A Report on Social Networks

10h45 - 11h00
Joel Bloch, Co-Founder, Tag'by
Social Marketing and Retail

11h00 - 11h15
Michel Levy-Provencal - Co-Founder & CEO JoshFire
Brands and the Internet of Things

11h15 - 11h30
To be announced

11h30 - 11h45
Q&A with Lars Silberbauer Andersen, Head of Global Social Media, LEGO

11h45 - 12h00
Q&A with Sylvain Noailly, Marketing Director, Rossignol

12h00 - 12h30
Panel- The Future of Social Media Management
Amy Millard, Vice President, Marketing, Hearsay Social
Jeffrey Rohrs, VP, Marketing Research & Education, Exacttarget

12h30-14h00 - LUNCH BREAK

14h00-15h00 - Social Business Track

14h00 - 14h15
Q&A with Brian Fitzgerald, Head of Mobilisation and Digital Networking, Greenpeace International

14h15 - 14h30
Q&A with Michael Amar, Founder, ifeelgoods

14h30 - 14h45
To be announced

14h45 - 15h00
To be announced

DAY 1 - DEC 4, 2012 - PLENARY II - EIFFEL BUILDING

STARTUP COMPETITION PART

11h00-12h30 - Session 1

11h00-11h10 - Introduction
Chris Shipley, Co-Founder & CEO, Guidewire Labs
Judges:

Adrian Aoun, Founder & CEO, Wavii
Roberto Bonanzinga, Partner, Balderton Capital
Megan Quinn, Partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers

11h10 - Recommend

11h25 - Lyncos Technologies SL

11h40 - Biletu.com

11h55 - Alleantia S.r.l.

12h10 - World Climate Credit

12h30-14h00 - Lunch Break

14h00-15h15 - Session 2

14h00-14h10 - Introduction
Judges:

Philippe Botteri, Principal, Accel Partners
Brad Hunstable, Co-Founder & CEO, Ustream
Michael Marquez, Co-Founder, Code Advisors

14h10 - kWIQly

14h25 - Argus Labs

14h40 - wiMAN

14h55 - Snapeous

15h15- 16h30 - Session 3

15h15-15h25 - Introduction
Judges:

Tony Conrad, Founder, About.me & Sphere, Founding Member & Venture Partner, True Ventures
Andrew McCormack, Partner, Valar Ventures
Eric Van Der Kleij, Founder, Adeptra

15h25 - Agent of Presence

15h40 - INTOINO

15h55 - qunb

16h10 - Ujoolt

16h30-17h40 - Session 4

16h30-16h40 - Introduction
Judges:

Frédéric Court, General Partner, Advent Venture Partners
David Hornik, General Partner, August Capital

16h40 – Phonitive

16h55 – Be-Bound

17h10 – Green momit S.L.

17h25 - Closing remarks

About LeWeb:
LeWeb Paris is Europe's number one event for the web industry.
In 2011, nearly 3 500 participants from 76 countries and 400 journalists attended LeWeb. Many prestigious speakers have taken part in previous editions, including Karl Lagerfeld, Carlos Ghosn, Shimon Peres, Philippe Starck, Paulo Coelho and Rania de Jordanie.
In June 2012 has been held at Westminster Central Hall in London, the first summer edition of the LeWeb conference.
LeWeb’12 Paris will be held at Les Docks de Paris – Porte d’Aubervilliers - 50 Av. du Président Wilson, Saint Denis La Plaine.
www.leweb.co

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