Accessing the Inaccessible: Evolving Search
Monday, March 14
12:30PM - 1:30PM
Austin Convention Center
531 E 4th St
Not so long ago, when you needed an answer, you turned to people—you called them, you met in person, you asked around. In twenty short years, search engines have become the first stop. Humanity has taken a backseat to algorithms. Search is taken for granted. There’s been iteration and operational improvements, but there has not been a significant challenge to the established pattern of seeking information—there has not been a fundamentally new approach in two decades. Join Biz Stone (co-founder of Twitter, Medium, and Jelly) and Danny Sullivan (author, founder of Search Engine Land) as they challenge established patterns, networks, and unlock the value of combining humanity with technology.
Biz Stone is an American entrepreneur known best as the co-founder of Twitter, Medium, and now Jelly Industries where he currently serves as CEO. A progenitor of social media, Stone has been develo...Show the rest
Biz Stone is an American entrepreneur known best as the co-founder of Twitter, Medium, and now Jelly Industries where he currently serves as CEO. A progenitor of social media, Stone has been developing large scale systems that facilitate the open exchange of information for more than fifteen years. Originally from Boston, Stone moved to California to work as an early Google employee. Stone is an active angel investor, board director, public speaker, and a prominent philanthropist
Biz has been honored with the International Center for Journalism Innovation Award, INC Magazine named him Entrepreneur of the Decade, TIME listed him as one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World, and GQ named him Nerd of the Year. In 2014, The Economist recognized Stone with their annual Innovation Award. In 2015, Stone’s Twitter won an Emmy and Biz received CIPR’s most prestigious accolade for his leadership at the forefront of developing new forms of media.
In addition to being a technologist, Biz is a Visiting Fellow at The University of Oxford, an Executive Fellow at Berkeley, a filmmaker, and an author. Stone’s recent book is titled, “Things A Little Bird Told Me.” It’s a humorous memoir in the business category. Having started out as an artist, Biz stresses creativity, learning from mistakes, and celebrating the triumph of humanity with a little help from technology. Stone lives near San Francisco with his wife Livia and son Jacob.Hide the rest
Search Engine Land
Considered a leading digital marketing expert, journalist Danny Sullivan has written about search and internet marketing for nearly 20 years. Danny is founding editor of Marketing Land and Search E...Show the rest
Considered a leading digital marketing expert, journalist Danny Sullivan has written about search and internet marketing for nearly 20 years. Danny is founding editor of Marketing Land and Search Engine Land, which cover digital and search marketing news. He produces the SMX: Search Marketing Expo conference series, writes a personal blog called Daggle and is @dannysullivan on Twitter.Hide the rest