The Web 2.0 Conference initiated by O´Reilly in 2004 has been re-named Web 2.0 Summit. According the Summit homepage "The Web 2.0 Summit focuses on emerging business and technology developments that utilize the Web as a platform and defines how the Web will drive business in the future. Now that the Web has become a robust platform with countless innovations driving its ongoing development, widespread disruptions in traditional business models are well underway. But within the chaos of disruption lies the seeds of opportunity. We'll focus on the startups and financiers tending those seeds, of course - including the second annual Launch Pad. But we'll also highlight how the incumbents are also taking advantage of disruption, or, at the very least, how they are responding to it so as to protect their market positions". The 2006 Web 2.0 Summit has been held last week in San Francisco.
In a recent post, Dion Hinchcliffe has written about this event "It's been a bustling and busy three days in San Francisco with sessions and discussions on a wide variety of Web 2.0 topics, from Advertising 2.0 and Net Neutrality, to the World of Warcraft and Enterprise 2.0. Given that the Web 2.0 Summit is an executive level conference, the discussion of business models and company strategies around Web 2.0 has dominated the conversation and not the specific techniques and approaches for actually designing and implementing Web 2.0 services and products. Those subjects have been moved to the upcoming Web 2.0 Expo next April, which will be a much larger event expo-style conference at Moscone Center".
Dion mentioned that the leadup to the conference was John Musser's 100-page update of the famous five page Web 2.0 description from Tim O'Reilly, that I wrote about in yesterday´s post.
In the same post, based on Web 2.0 Summit discussions, Dion presented 5 strategies for creating open Web sites and platforms: