Keynote Senior Speaker Ideas



(In no particular order)

Craig Newmark, Founder, Craigslist (SD)
Connecting the world for the common good
Status: No enquiry made

Biz Stone, Founder, Twitter (SD)
Twitter are opening and office in London
Why: Great name to have, interesting to hear them talk about their business model. Unlikely to get Biz Stone or Evan Williams (they speak so rarely) but perhaps someone from London office, might be better as a track keynote in this case.
Status: No enquiry made

Martha Lane Fox (SD)
UK Digital Champion
Why: Private sector back ground, known from - so a name; now public sector. Can talk about digital divide. Need to make sure she appeals enough to Euro audience
Status: No enquiry made

Brian Solis
Author of 'Engaged' and new media expert (also at the Altimeter Group, same as Charlene Li)
5 key questions about user data/open data
Why: Well known US blogger; A digital analyst, sociologist, and futurist, Solis has studied and influenced the effects of emerging media on business, marketing, publishing, and culture. His current book, Engage, is regarded as the industry reference guide for businesses to build and measure success in the social web
Status: Have made enquiry (20th April) and in negotiation

Rachel Botsman
Author of 'What's mine is yours: The Rise of Collaborative Consumption'
Spoke at RSA event in Feb 2011:
Why: Rachel is a social innovator who consults, writes, and speaks on the power of collaboration and sharing through current and emerging network technologies, and how it can transform the way we live.
Status: Enquiry made. Due to cost would only be able to have either a) 1 hour pre-recorded keynote with live Q&A via skype b) skype keynote for 1 hour with Q&A. As this would be a video/skype keynote LC suggests this is an opening keynote for D2 or D3, we need a physically present keynote for D1.

links to: (micropayment platform) - one of the Founders might be able to come and talk about working in the new economy (AN) - track keynote

Robert Scoble (SD)
Why: prolific blogger, now involved with 'building 43' :
Status: No enquiry made

Sherry Turkle
Author 'Alone Together'
Speaking at RSA event in June 2011: (the day of our next committee meeting)
Status: Enquiry made; over budget :(

Charlene Li (PaB)
New book 'Open Leadership'
(N.B Was keynote in 2009)
NOTE: Over budget; could investigate live presentation option as per Rachel Botsman, otherwise not possible.

Professor Georg Von Krogh (Gary Colet)
Professor at ETH Zurich and holds the Chair of Strategic Management and Innovation. He is also the Head of ETH Zurich's Department of Management, Technology, and Economics
Note: Opening keynote D2 or D3 can provide holistic view on 'the future of online information'

Track Keynote sessions from:

Ewan MacIntosh,
Founder, NoTosh (former exec committee member) (HH)

Jemima Gibbons, Author 'Monkeys with Typewriters' - good for social media strategy (LC)

Jack Schofield, Computer Editor, The Guardian (PhB)

Ned Potter, University of Leeds Library

Joe Harley, CIO, UK Government (PG)

Howard Rosenbaum, Indiana University (HH)
Track keynote a few years ago, very popular, now in a new (higher level) position

Steve Rosenbaum, (PG) - presumably no relation to the above
Promotes the concept of curation, see linked to his
presentation (17 Feb) at O'Reilly's TOCCON (Tools of change in publishing conference) - missed the live stream but waiting for
the recording to be put on YouTube., see 5.10pm Wednesday
But his curation idea looks a lot like information literate online, metadata mgt, etc. Maybe some alternative ideas on

**Professor Daniel Klime ** (Computer Science Department of the University of Konstanz, Germany) (SD)
Could be Track Keynote. Picked up this from the preamble for a keynote he is delivering for i-Know - looks interesting and relevant to our audience.

Keynote: “Solving Problems with Visual Analytics: Challenges and Applications”

Never before in history data is generated and collected at such high volumes as it is today. As the volumes of data available to business people, scientists, and the public increase, their effective use becomes more challenging. Keeping up to date with the flood of data, using standard tools for data analysis and exploration, is fraught with difficulty. The field of visual analytics seeks to provide people with better and more effective ways to understand and analyze large datasets, while also enabling them to act upon their findings immediately. Visual analytics integrates the analytic capabilities of the computer and the abilities of the human analyst, allowing novel discoveries and empowering individuals to take control of the analytical process. Visual analytics enables unexpected and hidden insights, which may lead to beneficial and profitable innovation. The talk presents the challenges of visual analytics and exemplifies them with several application examples, which illustrate the exiting potential of current visual analysis techniques but also their limitations.