One of the benefits of covering new technology and startups on a daily basis is that you can see trends as they begin to swell and repeat themselves. One shift we’ve been keeping a very close eye on is the rise of realtime streams, and how they are fundamentally altering the way we communicate and interact with one another.
We are not the only ones who think this is a big deal. Back in July, TechCrunch editors Erick Schonfeld and Steve Gillmor organized a Realtime Stream CrunchUp. It was the first major realtime conference (there are a bunch of them now), and the response was overwhelming. It attracted 650 people and ended up as a launchpad for about 20 new realtime products, from Seesmic’s Web client to Pubsubhubbub (PuSH) to Brizzly (read more here).
A lot has happened since then: Facebook bought FriendFeed, Twitter raised $100 million, Google Wave launched in private beta. So Steve and I thought it would be a good time for another Realtime CrunchUp. The next one will be an all-day-event on November 20 in San Francisco.
Hope you can join us.
The CrunchUp also gives us a great sponsorship platform for start-ups and brands to reach both conference and stream participants. Please contact Jeannie Logozzo or Heather Harde to learn more about sponsorship packages and custom opportunities.
Friday, November 20
Intercontinental Hotel, 888 Howard Street, Third Floor Grand Ballroom, San Francisco
9:00 – 9:30 AM From RSS To Realtime: A Conversation With Twitter COO Dick Costolo
9:30 – 11:00 AM Roundtable: Filtering The Stream. Getting Rid of the Noise.
Facebook, VP of Product Chris Cox
Google, Google Fellow, Amit Singhal
Seesmic, CEO Loic Le Meur
Futurity Ventures, investor/entrepreneur Edo Segal
CrowdEye, CEO Ken Moss
Microsoft, GM of FUSE Labs, Lili Cheng
Facebook, director of Platform Bret Taylor
Thing Labs/Brizzly, CEO Jason Shellen
Angel Investor Ron Conway
11:00 – 11:15 AM Break
11:15 – 11:45 AM The Social Enterprise: A Conversation With Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff
11:45 – 12:30 PM Where Is The Stream Going? Tomorrow’s Killer Apps (Demos)
Hot Potato (event streams, launch)
Seesmic (a special surprise)
Rippol (video streams, public launch)
Stealth Startup (RT news streams)
Stealth Startup (RT image search)
Realtime Pitch From The Audience*
12:30 – 2:00 PM Lunch
2:00 – 2:45 PM Where Is The Stream Going? Tomorrow’s Killer Apps (Demos)
PlyMedia (new product launch)
StatusNet (DIY microblogging, launch)
Tweetmeme (new product launch)
Stealth Startup (live video streams)
Stealth Startup (RT social address book)
Realtime Pitch From the Audience*
2:45 – 3:30 PM Media Streams: Are These The Ultimate Marketing Vehicles?
DailyBooth, co-founder Ryan Amos
Ad.ly, CEO Sean Rad
Hollywood agent, Robin Bechtel (digital strategist for Britney Spears, Warner Bros. Records)
3:30 – 3:45 Break
3:45 – 4:30 Geo Streams: We Know Where You Are, Right Now
Foursquare, CEO Dennis Crowley
Twitter, director of platform Ryan Sarver
Google, Steve Lee, Group Product Manager Google Maps for Mobile and Google Latitude
SimpleGeo, founder Matt Galligan
Hot Potato, founder Justin Shaffer
Mixer Labs, CEO Elad Gil
5:00 – 5:45 PM Where The Realtime Rubber Meets The Road: When Does The Serious Money Come In?
Angel investor, Ron Conway
Microsoft, corporate VP for Strategic and Emerging Business Development, Dan’l Lewin
Charles River Ventures, VC George Zachary
Accel Partners, VC Andrew Braccia
Facebook, VP of Platform, Bret Taylor
5:45 – 7:30 PM Realtime After Party with StartUp Demos