LeWeb, the major European conference (the equivalent of the Web 2.0 Summit in North America), just released their complete schedule for the next event happening in Paris on December 9 and 10. The theme of the conference is the real-time Web.

As I wrote about a month ago, I’ve been selected as one of their official bloggers. Here are the speakers I’m most looking forward to:

  • A fireside chat with Jack Dorsey, Twitter’s creator. Will be interesting to hear his vision about where Twitter is going.
  • Ryan Sarver, Director of Platform, Twitter. His background as a “local” expert makes him an interesting speaker for anyone interested in local media.
  • “The Platform Roundtable” with representatives from Facebook, Ning, LinkedIn, Ustream, SixApart, MySpace and Twitter. Expect the discussion to revolve around APIs and open ecosystems…
  • A fireside chat with Robert Scoble. Always interesting perspective as a good observer of the Web scene.
  • Niklas Zennstrom (of Kazaa-Skype-Joost fame). I want to hear more about their new venture in the music industry Rdio.
  • The Money Roundtable with a group of very interesting VCs including David Hornik and Fred Wilson. Expect them to say they’re still cautious but that 2010 should be a good year.
  • “The rise of emotional Web” by Yossi Vardi. Should be a fascinating session.
  • Gillmor Gang Live. Always explosive!

Loic Le Meur, the organizer, often has surprise guest speakers as well. If you want to attend and haven’t bought your ticket yet, you can get a 10% discount if you use the following code: BLOG09 .

LeWeb, the major European conference (the equivalent of the Web 2.0 Summit in North America), just released their complete schedule for the next event happening in Paris on December 9 and 10. The theme of the conference is the real-time Web.

As I wrote about a month ago, I’ve been selected as one of their official bloggers. Here are the speakers I’m most looking forward to:

  • A fireside chat with Jack Dorsey, Twitter’s creator. Will be interesting to hear his vision about where Twitter is going.
  • Ryan Sarver, Director of Platform, Twitter. His background as a “local” expert makes him an interesting speaker for anyone interested in local media.
  • “The Platform Roundtable” with representatives from Facebook, Ning, LinkedIn, Ustream, SixApart, MySpace and Twitter. Expect the discussion to revolve around APIs and open ecosystems…
  • A fireside chat with Robert Scoble. Always interesting perspective as a good observer of the Web scene.
  • Niklas Zennstrom (of Kazaa-Skype-Joost fame). I want to hear more about their new venture in the music industry Rdio.
  • The Money Roundtable with a group of very interesting VCs including David Hornik and Fred Wilson. Expect them to say they’re still cautious but that 2010 should be a good year.
  • “The rise of emotional Web” by Yossi Vardi. Should be a fascinating session.
  • Gillmor Gang Live. Always explosive!

Loic Le Meur, the organizer, often has surprise guest speakers as well. If you want to attend and haven’t bought your ticket yet, you can get a 10% discount if you use the following code: BLOG09 .

Sylvain Carle has a post on “distributed identity” today on his personal blog . As I noted last week in my Web 2.0 communities Trends post, “identity” is one of the key elements of Web 2.0 communities. Recent news (from the last few days in fact) shows that this a very hot topic. Facebook officially launched its Facebook Connect program (and its partnerships with Digg and Hulu), I’ve been playing with Google Friend Connect on Guillaume Thoreau’s blog, SixApart announced Typepad Connect, WordPress is quietly preparing Buddypress and the “open stack” with OpenID and oAuth is still out there as open options to those proprietary log-in systems.

What it means: controlling identity is one of the next big wars on the Web. Only sites/systems that have large install bases of users (Google, Yahoo, MSN, WordPress, SixApart, etc.) can hope to fight this battle. If you haven’t been collecting user information (like e-mail addresses), you will be dependent on these large identity networks. That’s not a bad thing though! This will allow you to jumpstart any initiative that requires your users to log-in. As long as users give you permission to access their data, you’re still ok. Main challenge: will users trust private companies will their identity information? Or will open standards triumph in the end? BTW, if you’re a media company and you’re still tied to a large ISP, you could be one of those big identity providers (even through OpenID). There’s still a play for you.

Listening to Stephane Delbecque, the person responsible for mobile at [praized subtype=”small” pid=”6c13dc7125598e5ad127dbb1ce541e82″ type=”badge” dynamic=”true”].  For the San Francisco company,

Innovation = Openness + Mobile

Openness means:

  1. An open source Movable Type
  2. APIs
  3. OpenID
  4. Action Stream
  5. Facebook Connect
  6. Typepad antispam
  7. Multi and cross-posting (on other social media sites) through Blog it

As mobile is tied with communities and social networks, Six Apart’s mobile strategy is the extension of what they’re doing on the Web.

I’m at [praized subtype=”small” pid=”96423266cd5145552decb67454b13e4e” type=”badge” dynamic=”true”] this afternoon for the “Les stratégies d’innovation dans le Web 2.0” conference organized by the Association Marketing de Montreal in collaboration with [praized subtype=”small” pid=”ae55cb5e656ef5d6bdd3336678bd1663a6″ type=”badge” dynamic=”true”], the SAT and Yahoo! Quebec.

Speakers:

  • Stéphane Delbecque, [praized subtype=”small” pid=”6c13dc7125598e5ad127dbb1ce541e82″ type=”badge” dynamic=”true”]
  • Robyn Tippins, [praized subtype=”small” pid=”4ba3024afad224aed466c0367141ce59″ type=”badge” dynamic=”true”] Developer Network
  • Austin Hill, [praized subtype=”small” pid=”ea95770ebf69708077cc009f1304286d” type=”badge” dynamic=”true”]
  • Hugh McGuire, Librivox.org

Ping me (seb AT praized.com) if you’d like to meet up.

I’m at [praized subtype=”small” pid=”96423266cd5145552decb67454b13e4e” type=”badge” dynamic=”true”] this afternoon for the “Les stratégies d’innovation dans le Web 2.0” conference organized by the Association Marketing de Montreal in collaboration with [praized subtype=”small” pid=”ae55cb5e656ef5d6bdd3336678bd1663a6″ type=”badge” dynamic=”true”], the SAT and Yahoo! Quebec.

Speakers:

  • Stéphane Delbecque, [praized subtype=”small” pid=”6c13dc7125598e5ad127dbb1ce541e82″ type=”badge” dynamic=”true”]
  • Robyn Tippins, [praized subtype=”small” pid=”4ba3024afad224aed466c0367141ce59″ type=”badge” dynamic=”true”] Developer Network
  • Austin Hill, [praized subtype=”small” pid=”ea95770ebf69708077cc009f1304286d” type=”badge” dynamic=”true”]
  • Hugh McGuire, Librivox.org

Ping me (seb AT praized.com) if you’d like to meet up.

I’m at [praized subtype=”small” pid=”96423266cd5145552decb67454b13e4e” type=”badge” dynamic=”true”] this afternoon for the “Les stratégies d’innovation dans le Web 2.0” conference organized by the Association Marketing de Montreal in collaboration with [praized subtype=”small” pid=”ae55cb5e656ef5d6bdd3336678bd1663a6″ type=”badge” dynamic=”true”], the SAT and Yahoo! Quebec.

Speakers:

  • Stéphane Delbecque, [praized subtype=”small” pid=”6c13dc7125598e5ad127dbb1ce541e82″ type=”badge” dynamic=”true”]
  • Robyn Tippins, [praized subtype=”small” pid=”4ba3024afad224aed466c0367141ce59″ type=”badge” dynamic=”true”] Developer Network
  • Austin Hill, [praized subtype=”small” pid=”ea95770ebf69708077cc009f1304286d” type=”badge” dynamic=”true”]
  • Hugh McGuire, Librivox.org

Ping me (seb AT praized.com) if you’d like to meet up.

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