Sessions at The Next Web 2012 on Thursday 26th April TNW2012

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  • Opening word

    by Hermione Way and Boris Veldhuijzen van Zanten

    Opening visuals. Our moderators welcome you to the conference. They explain what you can expect and how to get most out of the conference.

    At 9:30am to 9:37am, Thursday 26th April

    In Blue Room, Westergasfabriek

    Coverage video

  • State of the Interwebs

    by Piet Hein van Dam

    Digital extremities: What happened to us world citizens over the last 12 months? How did our digital lives evolve? Did we mature? Did we stay young? Let’s take a deep dive into the digital lives of some of our fellow planet inhabitants. And for once, let’s check out the outliers, not the averages.

    At 9:37am to 9:45am, Thursday 26th April

    In Blue Room, Westergasfabriek

    Coverage video

  • Digital Dramamine

    by Alexis Ohanian

    How the internet united, strengthened, and lead an unprecedented victory in Washington DC against notoriously powerful lobbying forces. Dollars and voters are the two things that get the attention of our congresspeople -- fortunately the latter triumphed to thwart SOPA & PIPA. I'll tell my story as one of the inadvertent faces of this leader-full online movement in the USA, which mirrored the battles against ACTA and its ilk throughout the world. This is far from over.

    At 9:45am to 10:15am, Thursday 26th April

    In Blue Room, Westergasfabriek

    Coverage video

  • The Next Big Thing

    by Matt Barrie

    The Next Big Thing: The Internet is delivering its next tectonic shift upon society - disruption of the global labour markets. Find out from Matt Barrie, CEO of the world's largest outsourcing marketplace, what this means for society, business and how you live your personal life.

    At 10:15am to 10:45am, Thursday 26th April

    In Green Room, Westergasfabriek

  • Upload Cinema

    by Dagan Cohen

    Taking web videos to the big screen. Ever seen a youtube video on a 25 meter wide screen? Upload Cinema is taking the world by storm and for TNW Conference they made a selection of videos that we air throughout the conference after each break.

    At 10:15am to 10:35am, Thursday 26th April

    In Blue Room, Westergasfabriek

    Coverage video

  • TNW Startup Rally - Alpha Rally I

    by Werner Vogels

    Tawkon, SnowCiety, ZapStreak, PlayerDuel and AppMotion will launch their new services and products in fast 5 minute presentations followed by a 5 minute feedback and questions session by the jury, lead by Amazon CTO Werner Vogels. The Startup Rally is in partnership with Microsoft BizSpark.

    At 10:45am to 11:45am, Thursday 26th April

    In Green Room, Westergasfabriek

  • Digital Vertigo

    by Andrew Keen

    Andrew Keen's new book Digital Vertigo is hitting the stores this June and the early responses are quite amazing: Nicholas Carr noted that he "found the off switch for Silicon Valley's reality distortion field". Andrew will share his light on social media and how we use and perceive it and it's not all that pretty...

    At 11:05am to 11:35am, Thursday 26th April

    In Blue Room, Westergasfabriek

  • The Anatomy of Social Sharing

    by Hilary Mason

    Based on new data, Hilary will talk about data analysis techniques, share useful things such as how ideas are shared through different social networks.

    At 11:35am to 12:05pm, Thursday 26th April

    In Blue Room, Westergasfabriek

    Coverage video

  • Startup Rally presentation - Best of session 1

    In the green room the Jury just selected the best presentation of the first session of the Startup Rally. The winner gets to present on this stage as well.

    At 12:05pm to 12:10pm, Thursday 26th April

    In Blue Room, Westergasfabriek

  • Emerging markets with Ilya Segalovitch, Marco Giberti and Robert Scoble

    by Marco Giberti, Robert Scoble and Ilya Segalovich

    Ilya Segalovitch, co-founder and CTO of Yandex, the biggest player in Russia and Marco Giberti, Angel investor, President at Reed Exhibitions Latin America talk about the fastest growing markets. What to expect? Why do you want to be there? What are the pitfalls? Moderated by Robert Scoble

    At 1:15pm to 1:45pm, Thursday 26th April

    In Green Room, Westergasfabriek

  • Social Media Olympics

    by Alex Huot

    The upcoming London 2012 Olympic games will be the first Olympics where we can really see the power and problems of social media. What can we expect and how is the IOC dealing with this phenomena?

    At 1:40pm to 2:10pm, Thursday 26th April

    In Blue Room, Westergasfabriek

    Coverage video

  • TNW Startup Rally - Beta Rally I

    by Werner Vogels

    BellaDati, Tripl, Waytag, Babelverse and 6Scan will launch their new services and products in fast 5 minute presentations. This is followed by a 5 minute feedback and questions session by the jury, lead by Amazon CTO Werner Vogels. The Startup Rally is in partnership with Microsoft BizSpark.

    At 1:45pm to 2:45pm, Thursday 26th April

    In Green Room, Westergasfabriek

  • New ways to harness human creativity

    by Mark Randall

    New ways to harness human creativity and specifically ways each TNWer can double their own mental creative power, improve their lives and ultimately change the world. The “change the world” part will involve a bold new vision for how human creative potential could be globally crowd-sourced via new web technology.

    At 2:10pm to 2:40pm, Thursday 26th April

    In Blue Room, Westergasfabriek

    Coverage video

  • Optimizing the Viral Loop

    by Christian Hernandez

    Christian Hernandez, Director of Platform Partnerships at Facebook will take us on a journey through local and global social connections and how global brands have been able to leverage the viral loop through the open graph reaching a crucial tipping point.

    At 2:40pm to 3:10pm, Thursday 26th April

    In Blue Room, Westergasfabriek

  • Beyond Attention: Emotion

    by Brian Wong

    Brian will discuss a fundamental shift in the way brands can create a truly emotional connection with consumers and speak about mobile gaming and the power of the Aha! (achievement and winning) moment.

    At 3:15pm to 3:35pm, Thursday 26th April

    In Green Room, Westergasfabriek

    Coverage video

  • The New API: Apps, Partners, Income

    by Adam DuVander

    APIs are no longer a technical nice-to-have. Now APIs are a necessary business tool for startups to scale, much as Twitter and Facebook used theirs to reach more users. Your company wants to be on any new platform, but probably doesn't have a team that knows every last device. An API can help external development teams to bring your product to that new tablet, smart phone or TV. APIs can also speed up business development, even between startups and larger companies. With an API, partnerships become easier.

    At 3:35pm to 3:55pm, Thursday 26th April

    In Green Room, Westergasfabriek

  • The Announcement Quarter

    Important launches and announcements will be released in this 15 minutes.

    At 3:55pm to 4:10pm, Thursday 26th April

    In Blue Room, Westergasfabriek

  • Where’s my flying car!?!?

    by Steve Keil

    Entrepreneurs building businesses today need to re-evaluate how, what, and why they are doing something, what “success” in business means, how to actually build sustainability, and how to do something that matters.

    At 4:10pm to 4:40pm, Thursday 26th April

    In Blue Room, Westergasfabriek

    Coverage video

  • Startup Rally presentation - Best of session 2

    In the green room the Jury just selected the best presentation of the second session of the Startup Rally. The winner gets to present on this stage as well.

    At 4:40pm to 4:45pm, Thursday 26th April

    In Blue Room, Westergasfabriek

  • The 7 hottest companies in tech according to Robert Scoble

    by Robert Scoble

    Robert Scoble will give his view on the hottest companies in tech at this moment.

    At 5:25pm to 5:55pm, Thursday 26th April

    In Blue Room, Westergasfabriek

    Coverage video