SOURCE: AlwaysOn Networks

December 19, 2006 14:18 ET

AlwaysOn Announces the 1st Annual AlwaysOn Media Conference

Meet the Disruptors of Marketing, Advertising, Branding, and PR

PALO ALTO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- December 19, 2006 -- Today, AlwaysOn unveiled details of its inaugural AlwaysOn Media conference that is scheduled to take place on January 29 - 31, 2007 at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Manhattan.

This highly anticipated conference will bring together cutting-edge technology CEOs from the back streets of Silicon Valley with leaders of the global advertising and media establishment. "We are very excited and proud to introduce a conference that is explicitly focused on debating and discussing the market drivers and forces that are disrupting and creating new opportunities in branding, PR, and consumer media technologies," stated Tony Perkins, founder and CEO of AlwaysOn.

In addition to engaging panels and lively debates, this two-and-a-half-day executive conference will also feature fifty CEO presentations from some of the hottest consumer media technology companies in the world (for a complete list of company presentations visit: Attendees at this inaugural event will have access to panel sessions, executive presentations, workshops, keynotes from industry thought leaders, and an opportunity to network in a relaxed environment. Distinguished panelists include:

Bill Cleary, Founder, CKS Partners
Bambi Francisco, Marketwatch
Larry Braitman, CEO, Adify
Gurbaksh Chahal, CEO, Blue Lithium
Lance Podell, CEO, Seevast
Mike Yavonditte, CEO, Quigo
Steve Rubel, MicroPersuasion
Jeff Jarvis, BuzzMachine
Curt Hecht, EVP/Chief Digital Officer, GM Planworks (Starcom)
Bonita Stewart, Vertical Market Director, Google
Cari Weissberg, Senior Partner, Mediaedge:cia
Brian Kelly, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips
Ezra Roizen, Strategy Consultant, The Roizen Report
Eric Hippeau, Managing Partner, SoftBank Capital
Matthew Bishop, U.S. Business Editor, The Economist
Tom McInerney, CEO, Guba
Steven Starr, CEO, Revver
Justin Townsend, CEO, IGA Worldwide
Dr. Saul Berman, Partner, Global and Americas Business Strategy, IBM
Stuart Meyer, Fenwick & West
Joe Plummer, Head of Research, Advertising Research Foundation (ARF)
Pete Blackshaw, CMO, Nielsen BuzzMetrics
Joe Davis, CEO, Coremetrics
Richard Edelman, CEO, Edelman
Barry Reicherter, SVP, Director of Persuasive Technologies, Porter Novelli
David Weinberger, Co-Author, Cluetrain Manifesto
David Carlick, Managing Director, VantagePoint Venture Partners
Michael Baker, CEO, Enpocket
Omar Hamoui, CEO, AdMob
Tero Ojanpera, CTO, Nokia
Jay Adelson, CEO, Digg
Jeremy Stoppleman, CEO, Yelp
Alex Welch, CEO, Photobucket
Howard Kaushansky, CEO, Umbria
Greg Stuart, President, Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB)
Craig Wallace, CEO, Brandimensions
Sam Angus, Partner, Fenwick & West
David Kirkpatrick, Senior Editor, Fortune
Satjiv Chahil, SVP of Global Marketing, HP
Youssef Squali, Managing Director, Equity Research, Jefferies & Company
Tim Armstrong, VP Sales and Marketing, Google
Bryan Burdick, COO, ZoomInfo
Jim Lanzone, CEO,
Itzik Cohen, CEO, Abazab
Danny Kolke, CEO, Etelos
Seth Sternberg, CEO, Meebo
Rex Wong, CEO, Dave.TV
Mark Stevens, Partner, Fenwick & West
Paul Deninger, Chairman, Jefferies & Company
Warren Lee, Partner, Canaan Partners
Kara Nortman, VP M&A, InterActive Corp
Ahmet Ozalp, Partner, Atlas Venture
Jason McCabe Calacanis, CEO, Weblogs Inc
This is a critical, must-attend conference for executives from advertising agencies, broadcast media companies, major media portals, content producers, and technology media companies. For information on how to register and take advantage of the early bird rate, please visit:

About AlwaysOn: AlwaysOn ignited the open-media revolution in early 2003 by being the first media brand to launch a community blog network. In 2004, AlwaysOn continued to lead the industry in innovation by engaging its bloggers in a social network. AlwaysOn is also revolutionizing the media business by applying its open-media principles to its executive event series (Stanford Summit, AlwaysOn Hollywood, AlwaysOn Media and GoingGreen) and quarterly print "blogozine." No other media brand has dared to create such open interaction with its readers and event participants.

About the AlwaysOn Network: The AlwaysOn Network ( is transforming the media business by providing its readers with an open and participatory editorial environment. Borrowing from the underground blogging and social networking traditions, AO was launched in 2003 and is recognized as a leading innovator in the "open media" revolution. The network's editors focus on the sweet spots in high-growth markets where technology innovation is disrupting behavior and creating new entrepreneurial opportunities for both big businesses and start-ups. AO's audience is comprised of a mix of business development officers, media buyers, venture capital and private-equity investors, and leading members of the press and blogging community.