801 California Street
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Web 3.0? - Catch The Next Internet Wave

The first wave of Internet started the commercial Internet, the New New Thing, and fueled the tech stock market out of the roof. Now, we are on the second wave of Internet, Web 2.0, which is excited by innovative ideas, and commercially successful stories from companies like Digg, Facebook, Flickr, MySpace, Skype and YouTube. While the majority of Internet users are still enjoying and consuming the rich Internet of 2.0, the third wave, Web 3.0, is already on the horizon. What substantial impacts will the wave create to the Internet landscape, and how far are we getting there? HYSTA DSS proudly announces a panel discussion on this intriguing topic by IT thought leaders.

The event will be offered with free admission. Seats are limited and pre-registration is required.

Date & Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM, Saturday, July 21, 2007
Fenwick & West LLP
801 California Street
Mountain View, CA 94041

1:30 pm - 2:00 pm Registration and Networking
2:00 pm – 2:15 pm Panelist Introduction by Moderator
2:15 pm - 4:15 pm Panel Discussion
4:15 pm - 5:00 pm Q/A

Dr. Qi Lu, EVP of Engineering, Yahoo! Inc.

Jack Xu, VP of Engineering and Research, eBay Inc.
Li Gong, Chairman and CEO of Mozilla Online ltd.
Bill Li, Prior Google Mobile Head

About the Speakers

Dr. Qi Lu Executive Vice President of Engineering for Search and Search Marketing, Yahoo!
Dr.Lu leads development efforts around Yahoo!'s web search and monetization platforms. Prior to joining Yahoo! in 1998, Dr. Lu was a Research Staff Member at IBM Almaden Research Center . Before that, he worked at Carnegie Mellon University as a Research Associate, and at Fudan University in China as a faculty member. He received his B.S. and M.S. in computer science from Fudan University and his Ph.D. in computer science from Carnegie Mellon University . Dr. Lu holds 20 U.S. patents.

Jack Xu Vice President of HYSTA, Vice President of Engineering & Research, eBay Fellow, eBay Inc.
Jack Xu was named an eBay Fellow after serving as eBay's vice president of software development. In that role, he led the development of the company's overall search and listing infrastructure. Jack is currently eBay's vice president of engineering and research, where he is responsible for all aspects of the company's research activities and key products development. He is also the founding chairman of eBay overseas engineering centers in both China and India.

Prior to joining eBay in 2002, Jack was the chief technology officer at Netease (Nasdaq: NTES), where he was responsible for its technology, operations, marketing, research and product development. Before that, Jack was the director of core technology at Excite, one of the first Internet search engines, launched in 1995.

Jack graduated from Zhongshan University with BA and MS degrees. While working towards his PhD, Jack was a senior researcher at the University of California at Berkeley . He is an author of a numerous research papers.

Li Gong Chairman and CEO of Mozilla Online Ltd
Mozilla Online Ltd is a new China-based subsidiary of the Mozilla Corporation. Between 2005 and early 2007 Li Gong was Managing Director of MSN Technologies, an organization of about 650 people with operations in Beijing and Shanghai, which was the China unit of the worldwide business group MSN at Microsoft. Prior to Microsoft, he was with Sun Microsystems for 9 years, where he served as Chief Java Security Architect, Distinguished Engineer, Senior Engineering Director, and General Manager of the 400-people Sun™s Software group in China. Li Gong started his career as a research scientist in the field of distributed systems and security, working at Stanford Research Institute ( SRI ) International and ORA. He held visiting positions at Cornell and Stanford Universities , served as both Program Chair and General Chair for IEEE S&P, ACM CCS, and IEEE CSFW, and was Associate Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Internet Computing and Associate Editor of ACM TISSEC. He co-wrote 3 books (published by Addison Wesley and O'Reilly) and received more than 10 US patents. He has written numerous technical articles, and was a recipient of the Leonard G. Abraham annual prize given by the IEEE Communications Society for “the most significant contribution to technical literature in the field of interest of the IEEE”. He was the founding Co-President of Mozilla China Foundation, was named one of the 2003 China New Economy People by China Internet Weekly and Sina, and received the China Open Source Movement Leadership Award in 2003 given by CCID and the China Software Industry Association. He just stepped down as the founding Beijing chapter chair of TEEC (Tsinghua Entreprenuer and Executive Club) but remains an advisory board member of the Tsinghua University Research Institute of Information Technology. He received BS and MS degrees from Tsinghua University , Beijing , and a PhD from the University of Cambridge , all in computer science.

Bill Li is a serial entrepreneur who co-founded multiple Internet/mobile companies in Silicon Valley and China . He has 18 years of extensive R&D and management experience in work-class companies as well as startups. He was the head of mobile engineering in Google, where he built the mobile team from scratch and led the team to launch ground-breaking products/services with the biggest carriers in the world, including China Mobile. Prior to Google, he was co-founder and VP of engineers for three Internet/mobile startups in Silicon Valley and China . Before that, Bill was a senior architect in leading software companies including Oracle, Sybase and Versant Object Technology.

About HYSTA Distinguished Speaker Series (DSS)
The Distinguished Speaker Series (DSS) is one of the HYSTA chapters. DSS focuses on economic, social and business topics related to China . It is an opportunity for a broad range of audiences to hear and learn from prominent business leaders, scholars and influential policy makers in both China and U.S. In addition, it aims to help connect HYSTA members with mainstream Silicon Valley and help enhance communication between U.S. and China .

Official Website: http://www.hysta.org/event_detail.php?id=203

Added by thomaspan on July 14, 2007