Le Web Conference Preview

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Official Le Web 2011 conference bloggers Luca Sartoni (@lucasartoni), Karin Hoegh (@karinhoegh) and Nebojsa Radovic (@eniac) discuss the tech scene in Paris, this year’s scheduled keynotes from Eric Schmidt of Google, Sean Parker, Daniel Ek of Spotify, Brian Chesky of AirBNB and Kevin Systrom of Instagram as well as what type of coverage to expect from the blogger panel.  

Europeans are less aggressive networkers than Americans which makes it easier to meet the big name attendees. Networking opportunities last year with Robert Scoble, Matthais Lufkens and conference speakers.  

LeWeb brings together the most influential audience in the Internet ecosystem. Top industry entrepreneurs, executives, investors, senior press & bloggers gather to focus on the key issues and opportunities in the web marketplace.  

Sean Parker (pictured left) is an entrepreneur with a record of launching genre-defining companies that reinvent ways to spread information online.   In 1999, at the age of 19, Sean co-founded Napster and changed how people think about and share music. 

Two years later, Sean co-founded Plaxo, pioneering viral engineering technology for updating contact information. Sean served as Plaxo’s president until 2004, when he joined with Mark Zuckerberg to develop the online social network Facebook.

Sean was Facebook’s founding president, helping transform that small start-up into an industry giant.  

In 2007, Sean co-founded Causes, which promotes on-line philanthropy; in 2010, he joined Airtime as a co-founder, reuniting with Napster co-founder Shawn Fanning at a social video company backed by Founders Fund.

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