Details on five of the 10 FutureWeb panels

11 03 2010

FutureWeb takes place April 28-30 in conjunction with the global WWW2010 conference at the Raleigh Convention Center. Among the FutureWeb panel details available so far:

The Future of Entrepreneurship and the Web: Tom Miller, a leader of the Entrepreneurship Initiative at NC State University and vice provost for DELTA at NC State is the moderator. Panelists include Scot Wingo, serial entrepreneur, co-founder, president and CEO of ChannelAdvisor Corporation; Chris Evans, entrepreneur and philanthropist, formerly founder and CEO of Accipiter Solutions; and David Gardner, serial entrepreneur, founder and CEO of VenueGen.

The Future of Media and the Web: Paul Jones, founder of, is the moderator. Panelists will include Doc Searls, Berkman Center Fellow at Harvard and co-author of “The Cluetrain Manifesto”; Penny Muse Abernathy, Knight Chair in journalism and digital media economics at University of North Carolina and former New York Times and Wall Street Journal executive and writer; Michael Clemente, senior vice president of news for FOX News; Dan Conover, media futurist.

The Future of Open Source and the Web: Tom Rabon, executive vice president for corporate affairs for Red Hat is the moderator. Panelists will include Michael Tiemann, vice president of open source affairs for Red Hat and author of the GNU C++ compiler, Chris DiBona, open source and public sector programs manager for Google and Bob Sutor, vice president for open source and Linux for IBM.

The Future of Learning and the Web: Cathy Davidson, professor of Interdisciplinary Studies, Duke University, co-founder of Humanities, Arts, Science and Technology Advanced Collaboratory (HASTAC) is the moderator. Panelists will include Laurent Dubois, historian of French colonialism and the Caribbean who also writes on the global politics of football; Mark Anthony Neal, author and one of the foremost scholars of Black popular culture in America; Negar Mottahedeh, who staged the first-ever Twitter Film Festival; and Tony O’Driscoll, author of “Learning in 3D: Adding a New Dimension to Enterprise Learning and Collaboration.”

The Future of Public Health and the Web: David Potenziani, senior associate dean, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill Gillings School of Public Health, is the moderator. Panelists include Charles Coleman, managing director and senior strategist of SAS Institute’s Education and Medical/Healthcare practice; Aaron Fleischauer, team leader of epidemiology surveillance for the Centers for Disease Control; Alice Ammerman, director of UNC-Chapel Hill Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention; and Marci Campbell, professor and nutrition researcher at Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center.

For more information on the FutureWeb schedule as details become available, check the site regularly:




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