Google roundtable at Siliconvalley.com
This week I'm participating in an online discussion forum about all things Google with an illustrous group of panelists. It should be an interesting week! Here's a list of the people participating:
- Stephen Arnold is a technology consultant and author of six books, among them "The Google Legacy: How Google's Internet Search is Transforming Application Software" and "The Enterprise Search Report."
- John Battelle is one of the co-founders of Wired magazine and the founder and former chairman of Standard Media International, publisher of The Industry Standard and TheStandard.com. He is a columnist for Business 2.0 and the author of "The Search: How Google and Its Rivals Rewrote the Rules of Business and Transformed Our Culture."
- Michael Bazeley is the Internet reporter for the San Jose Mercury News and co-author of its Silicon Beat Web log.
- Nicholas Carr is an acclaimed business writer and speaker whose work centers on strategy, innovation, and technology. His 2004 book "Does IT Matter?" set off a worldwide debate about the role of computers in business, as did his follow up essay "The End of Corporate Computing." He is a former executive editor of the Harvard Business Review.
- Cindy Cohn is the legal director for the Electronic Frontier Foundation as well as its general counsel.
- Doug Edwards was Director of Consumer Marketing and Brand Management for Google from 1999 to 2005.
- Paul Ford is an associate editor of Harper's magazine and author of its Weekly Review. In July 2002, he wrote "August 2009: How Google beat Amazon and Ebay to the Semantic Web," an extraordinarily prescient discussion of Google and its future.
- Gautam Godhwani is CEO of Simply Hired, a vertical search engine company. In his previous work, he co-founded the India Community Center in the Bay Area and was CEO and co-founder of AtWeb, an Internet company acquired by Netscape/AOL in 1998.- Charlene Li is a principal analyst at Forrester Research, where she examines the ways new technology will affect how companies deliver information, content and advertising, as well as how these changes will affect the businesses that provide these services.
- Om Malik is a senior writer at Business 2.0 magazine, with prior stints at Red Herring, Forbes, and Hambrecht & Quist Asia Pacific.
- Matt Mullenweg is the lead developer of WordPress, a semantic personal publishing platform.
- Gary Price is a librarian and information research consultant, editor of ResourceShelf and news editor at Search Engine Watch.
- Rich Skrenta is CEO and founder of Topix.net, a targeted news service and author of "The Secret Source of Google's Power," a seminal essay on the mythical Google operating system.
- David Vise is a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter for The Washington Post, where his beat focuses on Google, Yahoo, Microsoft, and Time Warner/AOL. He is the author of “The Google Story.”