Bill Gates, Chad Hurley & Web 2.0-ers at Davos 2007

There’s an unbelievable amount of audio and video (in multiple languages) from the past week’s 2007 World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland available for viewing and download.

I just completed viewing the excellent panel below and highly recommend!

Discuss below. Full info on the panel after the jump.

The Impact of Web 2.0 and Emerging Social Network Models

The rapid rise of online social networks is both a social and business phenomenon, the impact of which is only beginning to be understood. The consumer-powered Web 2.0 creates innovative ways for businesses to operate and people to communicate.

1. What is driving the emergence of virtual communities? Is the rapid rise in their valuations justified?
2. How are companies beginning to use social networking strategies for product and market development, as well as for communication?

* Caterina Fake, Founder, Flickr, USA
* William H. Gates III, Chairman, Microsoft Corporation, USA
* Chad Hurley, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, YouTube, USA
* Mark G. Parker, President and Chief Executive Officer, Nike, USA
* Viviane Reding, Commissioner, Information Society and Media, European Commission, Brussels


* Dennis Kneale, Managing Editor, Forbes Magazine, USA

Moderated by

* Peter Schwartz, Chairman, Global Business Network, USA

One Reply to “Bill Gates, Chad Hurley & Web 2.0-ers at Davos 2007”

  1. This is a great video. It seems that Google has implemented the EU commissioner Viviane Reding’s idea regarding multi-language support not only through webpage translation but also through Youtube CC now.

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