Less than two weeks to go to DEMOfall08 in San Diego and the DEMO team has lined up a great group of high-quality demonstrating companies and thought provoking panel sessions working to make this the best DEMO yet. The full demonstrator class will be announced next Friday. In the meantime, here’s a look at the panels that will be happening throughout the event:
* Walt and Kara go Head-to-Head
What lies ahead for the Digital Age? All Things ‘D’/Wall Street Journal’s Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher have challenged the leaders of the digital world with tough questions and probing interviews. Their toughest interview isn’t with Steve Jobs or Bill Gates, though. It’s with each other as they debate the future of technology as they see it.
* Making VC Work for Investors and Entrepreneurs
VentureBeat’s own Matt Marshall moderates this intriguing discussion on the current state of the changing venture model. Does it still work? And, if not, how can it change to optimally serve both parties?
Panelists include: Chris Greendale of Kodiak Venture Partners; Krishna ‘Kittu’ Kolluri of New Enterprise Associates; and Eric Tilenius of Maveron
* Where the Web is Going: Web 2.0, 3.0 and Beyond
Twine’s Nova Spivack tackles this ever growing question as the moderator of this future-thinking panel. Will the next Internet revolution lie in semantic technologies or data portability? Search engines or user-generated content? Where does the enterprise fit? And how will big media adapt?
Panelists include: Howard Bloom, Author; Prabhakar Raghavan, PhD, Head of Yahoo! Research and Yahoo! Search Strategy; Ross Levinsohn, of Velocity Interactive Group; Peter Norvig, Director of Research at Google, Inc.; and Jon Udell, Microsoft’s Technology Evangelist
Time is running out to get your ticket, register with the code ‘F8VB’ and get $600 off your price of admission, so click here to get your ticket. DEMOfall08 is to be held September 7-9 in San Diego, CA.