Speaker's Biography:

John Battelle
Founder, Chairman and CEO, Federated Media

John Battelle is the Founder, Chairman and CEO of Federated Media Publishing Inc. He also serves as executive producer and program chair of the Web 2 Summit, as well as "band manager" with BoingBoing.net. Previously, Battelle occupied the Bloomberg chair in Business Journalism for the Graduate School of Journalism at the University of California, Berkeley. He was chairman and CEO of Standard Media International and a co-founding editor of Wired magazine and Wired Ventures. In 2005 Battelle authored the international bestseller The Search: How Google and Its Rivals Rewrote the Rules of Business and Transformed Our Culture. He has been named a "Global Leader for Tomorrow" and a "Young Global Leader" by the World Economic Forum and one of the "Most Important People on the Web" by PCWorld. Battelle holds bachelor's and master's degrees in journalism from UC Berkeley.