FORA.tv Studios presents Tim O'Reilly, founder and CEO of O'Reilly Media, speaking to Blaise Zerega, President and CEO of FORA.tv, about the origins of Web 2.0, the rise of Twitter and the investment that got away.
Tim O’Reilly is founder and CEO of O’Reilly Media, thought by many to be the best computer book publisher in the world. O’Reilly also hosts conferences, including the O’Reilly Open Source Convention, Strata Online Conference, and Tools of Change for Publishing Conference. O’Reilly’s MAKE magazine and Maker Faire have been compared to the West Coast Computer Faire, which launched the personal computer revolution. O’Reilly is also a partner at O’Reilly AlphaTech Ventures, an early stage venture capital firm, and is on the board of Safari Books Online. He watches the alpha geeks to determine emerging technology trends and uses his platform for advocacy about issues of importance to the technical community.
Blaise Zerega is Editor in Chief at VentureBeat. Zerega most recently served as managing editor and president of Epic Magazine, following his role as CEO of FORA.tv, a leading site for video programs on the people, issues, and ideas changing the world. Before joining FORA.tv, Zerega held a number of high-level positions at publications including Conde Nast Portfolio, Wired Magazine, and Red Herring Magazine, combining his deep editorial expertise with a proven track record of generating revenue and connecting audiences to content that resonates.