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The following schedule is currently being finalized and is subject to change. Panelists and speakers will be added to the schedule as they are confirmed.

Tuesday, January 31, 2006

7:30 - 8:15 am
Registration & Continental Breakfast

Ken Wasch & Ed Keating8:15 - 8:30 am
Opening Remarks

Ken Wasch, President, SIIA
Ed Keating, Vice President, Content Division, SIIA

Harold McGraw III8:30 - 9:15 am
Opening Keynote

Harold McGraw III
Chairman, President & CEO, The McGraw Hill Companies

Harold McGraw III is chairman, president and chief executive officer of The McGraw-Hill Companies. He was elected chairman in December 1999; chief executive officer in 1998; and president and chief operating officer in 1993. He has been a member of The McGraw-Hill Companies' Board of Directors since 1987. Mr. McGraw has led a transformation of the Corporation, consolidating 15 diverse units into three focused business segments, each one a market leader. In financial services, Standard & Poor's is the world's leading provider of financial analyses and risk assessments. In education, McGraw-Hill Education is a leader in the United States K-12 education market and in higher education and professional information. And in business information, the Corporation provides critical news, insight and solutions globally in BusinessWeek and through leading portals in the energy, aviation and construction industries.

Ken WaschKen Wasch
President, SIIA
Jason CassidyJason Cassidy
VP - Corporate Strategy, Development & Licensing, Reed Business Information
Gary J. NeelemanGary J. Neeleman
President, Neeleman International
S SwaminathanS Swaminathan
CEO, IRIS Business Services (India) Private Limited
David WorlockDavid Worlock
Chairman, Electronic Publishing Services, Ltd.
9:15 - 10:15 am
B2B Content in the BRIC Countries

Brazil, Russia, India and China are emerging opportunities for B2B content companies. But each of these markets has unique characteristics that must be understood before attempting entry. The broad use of cell phones in each of these markets creates new opportunities to deliver content in a form factor that is different from that commonly used in the U.S. and Western Europe. In this session, a stellar group of international market experts will discuss some of the challenges and long-range opportunities in these four major markets.

10:15 - 10:45 am
Networking Break

Donald R. Katz & Hal Espo10:45 - 11:30 am

Donald R. Katz, Chairman & CEO, Audible, Inc.
interviewed by Hal Espo, President, Contextual Connections, LLC

Dr. Tom Leighton11:30 am - 12:15 pm

Dr. Tom Leighton
Co-founder and Chief Scientist, Akamai Technologies, Inc.

12:15 - 1:00 pm

Richard J. Harrington & Lee Greenhouse1:00 - 1:45 pm
Luncheon Keynote & Interview

Richard J. Harrington, President & CEO, The Thomson Corporation
interviewed by Lee Greenhouse, President, Greenhouse Associates

Joe Mansueto & Lee Greenhouse1:45 - 2:30 pm

Joe Mansueto, Chairman, CEO & Director, Morningstar, Inc.
interviewed by Lee Greenhouse, President, Greenhouse Associates

2:30 - 3:00 pm
Networking Break

Esther Dyson & David Kirkpatrick3:00 - 3:45 pm

Esther Dyson, Editor At Large, CNet Networks, Inc.
interviewed by David Kirkpatrick, Senior Technology & Internet Editor, Fortune

James KolleggerJames Kollegger
CEO, Genesys Partners, Inc.
Nick BrienNick Brien
CEO & President, Universal McCann
Y.S. ChiY.S. Chi
Vice Chairman, Elsevier
Dr. John M. LervikDr. John M. Lervik
Chief Executive Officer and co-founder, Fast Search & Transfer (FAST)
Bob TedeschiBob Tedeschi
E-Commerce Columnist, The New York Times
David G. ThomsonDavid G. Thomson
Author and Chairman, The Blueprint Growth Institute
3:45 - 5:00 pm
CEOs Look Ahead

CEOs Look Ahead-"Winners and Loser in the Second Wave of the Internet" How do you shape business strategies as Internet technology continues to turn markets upside down? As old business models become obsolete in an age of laser-targeted adserving and pay per view? How do you profit from a tech diaspora that gives users more production and distribution power than ever? A panel of leaders from key sectors of the information industry peer into the future.

  • Harnessing the Google phenomenon-partner or competitor?
  • Business models in the era of blogs, RSS, and podcasting
  • Product models in a world of tiny screens and media convergence
  • User expectations in the new world of small, mobile and realtime devices?

5:00 pm -

Wednesday February 1, 2006

7:30 - 8:15 am

Neil F. Budde8:15 - 9:00 am
Opening Keynote

Neil F. Budde
General Manager, Yahoo! News

Neil Budde joined Yahoo! in November 2004 as Yahoo!'s general manager of Yahoo! News. In this role, he oversees Yahoo!'s news initiatives, including the operations of Yahoo! News, and is responsible for ensuring that Yahoo! delivers the most timely and comprehensive news offerings online or offline. Prior to joining Yahoo!, Budde spent more than 25 years working for newspapers and online publishers. As the founding editor and publisher of The Wall Street Journal Online, the largest paid news site on the Internet, Budde directed the design, development and evolution of the product from the inception of

John BlossomJohn Blossom
President, Shore Communications, Inc.
Bill BurgerBill Burger
VP - Marketing, Copyright Clearance Center
Jonathan LewinJonathan Lewin
CEO, eMeta Corporation
Patrick SpainPatrick Spain
Chairman & CEO, HighBeam Research, Inc.
Pam SpringerPam Springer
President & CEO, ECNext, Inc.
9:00 - 10:00 am
Buyers, Buyers Everywhere and Not a Site License in Sight!

There has been a shift in companies as information purchases by individuals are beginning to outstrip centralized content budgets. Librarian and information professional positions are being reassigned or eliminated and this is putting greater pressure on users to find their own sources. These changes are impacting how you build, sell, service and converse with this distributed customer base. We have assembled a panel of companies that are at the forefront of this trend. Topics will include:

  • What is the profile of a typical buyer? Are they CEOs or sales people? What is the most effective way to reach these people?
  • Is Pay-Per-View or subscription the expected way to reach this market? Can ad revenue make up the shortfall?
  • How will your organization need to change in order to serve all these buyers?
  • How are new companies taking advantage of this market shift?

10:00 - 10:30 am
Networking Break

Jim Buckmaster & David Kirkpatrick10:30 - 11:15 am

Jim Buckmaster, CEO, Craigslist, Inc.
interviewed by David Kirkpatrick, Senior Technology & Internet Editor, Fortune

Adele MorrissetteAdele Morrissette
Founder and Partner, North Haven Partners, Inc.
Michael J. KellyMichael J. Kelly
President, AOL Media Networks
Mark McLaughlinMark McLaughlin
SVP & GM, Naming and Directory Services Business Unit, VeriSign, Inc.
Dennis MillerDennis Miller
Managing Partner, Spark Capital
11:15 am - 12:15 pm
Deals Gone Wild!

A seismic shift in consumer behavior has occurred driven by the rise of search, content creation outside of the mainstream, and the increasing use of RSS and other technologies. These shifts have disrupted revenue models for traditional media businesses, as consumers want more for free while advertising dollars are flowing alternative media sources.

To manage these changes, large and established information providers and media companies have addressed strategic needs in their businesses through acquisition. These changes also create opportunities for aggressive young companies as financing once again flows.

12:15 - 1:00 pm

Tim Armstrong1:00 - 1:45 pm
Luncheon Keynote

Tim Armstrong
VP Advertising Sales, Google

Tim Armstrong presides over Google's North American advertising sales and operations teams. Tim's team is located in cities across the U.S. and Canada, providing customers with local partnerships as well as centralized sales and services. His team works with some of the world's most widely recognized brands and advertising agencies, as well as some of the fastest growing medium-sized companies. Tim joined Google from as that company's vice president of Sales and Strategic Partnerships. Prior to his role at, Tim served as director of Integrated Sales & Marketing at Starwave's and Disney's ABC/ESPN Internet Ventures working across the companies Internet, TV, radio, and print properties. He started his career by co-founding and running a newspaper based in Boston, MA, before joining IDG to launch their first consumer Internet magazine, I-Way.

Webb ShawWebb Shaw
Director - Editorial Resources, J.J. Keller & Associates, Inc.
Alan BalutisAlan Balutis
President & CEO, Government Strategies, INPUT
Gene LandoeGene Landoe
President & CEO, CT and Wolters Kluwer Corporate Legal Services
Bill PollakBill Pollak
President & CEO, American Lawyer Media, Inc.
Judy RussellJudy Russell
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office
Dr. Daniel ZaharevitzDr. Daniel Zaharevitz
Chief, Information Technology Branch, DTP (Developmental Therapeutics Program), National Cancer Institute, NIH
1:45 - 2:45 pm
Government as Publisher/Competitor

Government has an increasingly ambiguous relationship with the information industry. While many publishers have differentiated their products by adding value to government content, agencies have become savvier players. Some information companies cry foul, claiming the government is unfairly using taxpayer money to undercut them. Defenders say content created with the public’s money ought to be free. A panel of experts will debate what this means for all parties.

2:45 - 3:00 pm
Networking Break

Bambi FranciscoBambi Francisco
Columnist & Correspondent, MarketWatch, Inc.
Dim DebthJim Debth
Internet General Manager, The American-Statesman
Susan DeFifeSusan DeFife
Chief Executive Officer,
Jeff JarvisJeff Jarvis
Blogger, BuzzMachine
Roger SimonRoger Simon
Chief Executive Officer, Pajamas Media
3:00 - 4:00 pm
My Media: The explosion of User Generated Journalism

People everywhere are getting together via the Internet in unprecedented ways. Millions create content, inform each other about global issues, and build new communications channels in a connected, always-on society. Mass collaboration disrupts control-based enterprises, and shakes up mainstream media and related traditional businesses. In this exciting and interactive panel, we will explore the emerging world of My Media and how it provides context, rules, implications, applications and resources for participation which is shaping the future of news and information.

John PatrickJohn Patrick
Author, consultant, corporate director, President, Attitude LLC and former VP - Internet Technology at IBM
Jason CalacanisJason Calacanis
Blogger and CEO, Weblogs, Inc.
Jeff PulverJeff Pulver
Chairman and Founder,, Inc.
Chris ShipleyChris Shipley
Co-Founder & Editorial Director, Guidewire Group, LLC
Dr. Robert SutorDr. Robert Sutor
VP – Standards, IBM Corporation
4:00 - 5:00 pm
Top 10 Technology Trends

Technology can be a disrupter or an enabler depending which side of the fence you are on. Understanding the delicate balance between the leading edge and bleeding edge of technology is key to survival for many information content companies. Leveraging technology to extend products or services has never been easier, but truly understanding the implications of embracing one technology over the other is a challenge. This panel will explore what technology is hot, what technology is passé, and what technologies are on the horizon that will be the future enablers or disrupters.

5:00 pm -
Conference Wrap Up


Gold Sponsor - HighBeam Research, LLC


Silver Sponsor - Copyright Clearance Center
Silver Sponsor - JEGI


Fast Search & Transfer
Bronze Sponsor -  MarkLogic
Silver Sponsor - Thomson


Bronze Sponsor - Berkery, Noyes & Co.

Bronze Sponsor -  Convera

Bronze Sponsor -  DeSilva + Phillips

Bronze Sponsor - EDGAR Online

Bronze Sponsor -  eMeta

Bronze Sponsor -  Genesys

Bronze Sponsor -  LexisNexis
Bronze Sponsor -  Really Strategies

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