SOURCE: Internet Summit

Internet Summit

October 13, 2010 09:30 ET

Go Daddy CEO & Founder to Keynote Internet Summit 2010

Inspiring Success Story to Be Told With No Holds Barred

RALEIGH, NC--(Marketwire - October 13, 2010) -  Internet Summit 2010 announces the addition of "Mr. Go Daddy," Bob Parsons, as keynote speaker at the third annual conference scheduled for November 17-18th in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Bob Parsons is CEO and Founder of Go Daddy, the world's largest Web hosting provider and top domain name registrar. Go Daddy currently registers, renews or transfers more than one domain name every second of every day, serves more than 8.4 million customers worldwide, manages more than 43 million domain names and employs more than 2,750 people. Parsons has driven the expansion of Go Daddy's core business beyond domain names, to include more than 55 product offerings, including website hosting, secure SSL certificates, ecommerce and email accounts.

Go Daddy is renowned for its marketing prowess. In fact, the outspoken CEO and Founder is known as the 'genius marketer' behind Go Daddy's buzz-inspiring Super Bowl advertising campaigns, outlined in college marketing textbooks. At this year's Internet Summit, Parsons is ready to share his story of "Luck and Perspective" in a way that may inspire a whole new generation of online entrepreneurs.

Parsons anchors a speaker line up at Internet Summit which includes more than100 Internet thought leaders and innovators who will be discussing the latest trends and best practices in areas such as social media, mobile strategies, online video, cloud computing, real-time analytics, online advertising, online reputation management, ecommerce, usability, geolocation and email marketing among many others. The two day conference, one of the largest Internet business and marketing events in the country, is designed for senior Internet executives and entrepreneurs, web strategists, online marketers and IT professionals.

"I am honored to speak at this year's Internet Summit," said Go Daddy CEO and Founder Bob Parsons. "I'm looking forward to sharing my story with other people who are passionate about doing business on the Internet. If you think about the explosive increase in Web traffic around the world, and you look at which companies are faring well during the recession -- it sure looks like the Internet is the heart of the new economy!"

Parsons is referring to a recent report(1) which cites Internet traffic as increasing 62 percent in 2010, over the previous year.

"Bob Parsons represents the type of self-made Internet success story who we feel truly embodies the entrepreneurial spirit of the Internet Summit and we're excited to have him as keynote for this year's conference," said Internet Summit Director Scott Hedrick.

You can find Bob Parsons on his personal video web blog, www.BobParsons.me, which ranks in the top 1% of most visited blogs on the Internet.

About Internet Summit 2010
The third annual Internet Summit is presented by TechMedia, a leading technology media and events firm and Southern Capitol Ventures, a leading venture capital firm focused on digital media, software and e-commerce. The conference, one of the largest of its kind in the country, features over 100 Internet thought leader speakers, hands on preconference intensive learning sessions, multi-track actionable "micro topic" discussions, hours of networking opportunities between attendees, speakers and sponsors and a demo showcase highlighting some of the most promising Internet startups in the country. Internet Summit 2010 takes place November 17-18, 2010 in Forbes most wired city, Raleigh, North Carolina. www.internetsummit.com

[1] Gigaom.com: Internet Keeps Growing