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Loic Le Meur: Le Web 08 is all about l’amour

Loic Le Meur: Le Web 08 is all about l’amour
Ernst-Jan Pfauth
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Ernst-Jan Pfauth

Ernst-Jan Pfauth is the former Editor in Chief of Internet at NRC Handelsblad, as well as an acclaimed technology author and columnist. He a Ernst-Jan Pfauth is the former Editor in Chief of Internet at NRC Handelsblad, as well as an acclaimed technology author and columnist. He also served as The Next Web’s blog’s first blogger and Editor in Chief, back in 2008. At De Correspondent, Ernst-Jan serves as publisher, fostering the expansion of the platform.

Just received an email from Loic Le Meur with the Le Web 08 program. This Paris-based two day conference still one of Europe’s hottest web gatherings. Our dear web celebs from Silicon Valley feel the same way, as Michael Arrington, Steve Gillmor, Dan Farber (Editor-in-Chief, CNET News), Om Malik (GigaOm), Robert Scoble, and Kara Swisher cross the ocean for this gig. The theme of the fifth edition is love, oui, l’amour:

For 2008 technology will still play a central role in the proceedings, but we will expand our talks by bringing an even more unique topic to the stage – love. And that is love in all permutations from romantic love (of course) to love of innovation, entrepreneurship, to the way in which our now truly connected “global village” can be a platform for championing critical social issues.

The full program is after the click. See you in Paris on December the 9th and 10th!

DAY 1 – DEC 9, 2008 – PLENARY ROOM

08h45 – 09h00 Opening remarks – Geraldine & Loïc Le Meur – LeWeb Founders
09h00 – 09h20 Dan’l Lewin – Microsoft Corporation ,Corporate Vice President for Strategic and Emerging Business Development.
09h20-09h40 Fireside Chat with Nikesh Arora – President, Operations EMEA & Vice-président, Google UK Ltd
09h40-10h00 David Weinberger – Harvard Berkman Center for Internet & Society,Harvard University
10h00 – 10h30 Chris DeWolfe Co-Founder & CEO,
10h30 – 11h00 COFFEE BREAK sponsored By
11h00 – 11h20 Speaker to be announced
11h30 – 11h50 Linda Avey – Co-Founder, 23AndMe, Inc.
12h00 – 12h45 Helen Fisher – Visiting Research Professor, Rutgers University
12h45– 14h15 LUNCH BREAK
14h30 – 15h10 Paulo Coelho, Author
15h10 – 16h00 Loving Brands Online – Panel
• Georges-Edouard Dias, Team Leader, Internet & e-Business, L’Oreal
• Matthias Lüfkens, Associate Director, World Economic Forum
• Marc Mathieu, Senior Vice President, Global Brand Marketing & Creative Excellence, The Coca-Cola Company
• Michael Tchao, General Manager, Nike TechLab
Moderator: Dan Farber, Editor-in-Chief, CNET News
16h00 – 16h20 Yossi Vardi – Investor & Entrepreneur
16h20 – 16h45 COFFEE BREAK
16h45 – 16h50 Mike Butcher – UK & Europe Editor, TechCrunch
16h50 – 17h30 Money Talks: How scared should we be of the markets crash ?Panel Panelists:
• Eric Archambeau, General Partner, London Office, Wellington Partners
• Jeff Clavier, Founder & Managing Partner, SoftTech VC
• Mark D. Kvamme, Partner, Sequoia Capital
• Fred Wilson, Partner, Union Square Ventures
Moderator: Ouriel Ohayon, General Manager, LgiLab, Editor, TechCrunch France
17h30 – 18h00 Fireside Chat with Marc Simoncini – Founder & CEO, MEETIC and Loïc Le Meur

22h00 – 02h00 LeWeb’08 Party with

DAY 2 – DEC 10, 2008 – PLENARY ROOM

09h00 – 09h20 Opening remarks: Why Are We In Paris? Eric Besson – France Secretary of State for New Technologies Surprise Guest moderated by Loïc Le Meur
09h20 – 10h00 Platform Love: Getting Along – Panel
• Travis Katz, Vice President, International Development, MySpace
• Dave Morin , Senior Platform Manager, Facebook
• David Recordon, Open Platforms Tech Lead , SixApart
• Google Speaker TBA Moderator: Marc Canter – CEO, Broadband Mechanics
10h00 – 10h20 Love of Education: A shifting paradigm Robin Good – New Media Innovator, Explorer, Independent Publisher, Master New Media
10h20 – 10h40 Chris Anderson – Curator, TED
10h40 – 11h10 COFFEE BREAK
11h10 – 11h40 Love Entrepreneurship Your Own Way: Two perspectives on starting a business
• John Buckman – Founder & CEO,
• Reid Hoffman – Chairman and President, Products, LinkedIn
11h40 – 12h00 Dr. Brian Cox – The School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Manchester
12h00 – 12h30 Love of Entrepreneurship – Jason Calacanis – CEO, Mahalo
12h30 – 13h00 Speaker to be announced
13h00 – 13h30 Sharing Love – Joichi Ito – CEO, Creative Commons
13h30 – 15h00 LUNCH BREAK
15h00 – 16h00 Start-Up Competition Awards and Winners
16h00 – 16h30 Dr. Werner Vogels, VP & Chief Technology Officer,
16h30 – 17h15 European Originals – Start-Up Companies That Are Uniquely European –
Panel Panelists:
• Jacques Antoine Granjon, CEO, Vente Privee
• Jonas Birgersson ,Chairman, ViaEuropa
• Klaas Kersting, Gameforge
• Speaker TBA >Moderator: Jennifer L. Schenker,Correspondent, BusinessWeek
17h15 – 17h45 Fireside Chat with Gary Vaynerchuk – Host, Wine Library – Loic Le Meur

DAY 2 – DEC 10, 2008 – LeWeb “Deep Discussion” Stage

9h15 – 10h00 Your Mobile is Your Love Device: Nokia
10h00 – 10h30 The Revenge of Email – Panel Panelists:
• Nick Heys Founder & CEO, Emailvision
• Jason Calacanis, CEO, Mahalo
Moderator: Robert Scoble, Video Blogger, Fast Company
10h30 – 11h10 Social Advertising: Where’s the Love? – Panel Panelists:
• Seth Sternberg – Meebo
• Lorenz Bogaert – Co-founder and CEO
• Speaker TBA Moderator: Scott Rafer – CEO, Lookery, Co-Founder, Mashery, Chairman, Winksite
11h10 – 11h50 Love in Motion: Mobile ubiquity and social networks Panelists:
• Dr. Lai Kok Fung – CEO & Co-Founder, Buzzcity
• Ewan Spence – WuBud
• Antonio Vince Staybl – CEO & Co-Founder, itsmy .com (a Gofresh company)
Moderator: Ferhan Cook – Co-Founder, Any Screen Productions
11h50 – 12h30 Big Love: Embracing Asia’s Market Explosion – Panel Panelists:
• Masashi Kobayashi
• Others to be announced
Moderator: Thomas Crampton
12h30 – 12h50 Modesty & Shamelessness on the Web – presentation/discussion Who do we like, love and relate to online? And what are we ready to give them about ourselves?
• Dominique Cardon – Sr. Researcher, Orange Labs
• Daniel Kaplan – FING

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