Hous ekeeping
• Welcome to the 7th annual S upernova
  conference!
  – Over 400 attendees from 15 countries.

• Today at M...
Online R es ources
• Detailed in attendee handout
• C onvers ation Hub:
  http://www.conversationhub.com
   – Twitter feed...
Thanks to Our S pons ors
Thanks to Our S pons ors
Supernova is
   What is
   People
S upernova?
Why S upernova?




Maybe I was on to something!
Why S upernova?
• An (explos ive) end, but als o a beg inning
   – Impacts of increasingly pervasive networks
• Decentrali...
2008 Theme:
C halleng es for the
   Network Ag e
The Network Ag e
         • Networks are
           everywhere
           – Communications,
             software, content...
The C halleng es
         • Network dynamics
           aren’t obvious!
           – Power laws, small
             worlds...
The Next Three Days

• Be challenged.
• Be provocative.
• Be productive.


• Have fun!
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Introduction to Supernova 2008

  1. 1. Hous ekeeping • Welcome to the 7th annual S upernova conference! – Over 400 attendees from 15 countries. • Today at Mis s ion B ay C onference C enter • Opening G ala & S howcas e: 6:30pm-10pm – Shuttle bus running from here every 30 minutes • Tues day and Wednes day: Wharton Wes t 101 Howard Street, 5th Floor
  2. 2. Online R es ources • Detailed in attendee handout • C onvers ation Hub: http://www.conversationhub.com – Twitter feed: http://twitter.com/supernova2008 – IR C chat: irc://irc.freenode.net/supernova2008 – Pocket G uide: http://ventana.cerado.com/supernova • S mile, you’re on s treaming video! • WiFi S S ID: CommunityCenter – Please be conscientious! • Us e tag " S upernova2008" on any conference-related pos ts , photos , or videos
  3. 3. Thanks to Our S pons ors
  4. 4. Thanks to Our S pons ors
  5. 5. Supernova is What is People S upernova?
  6. 6. Why S upernova? Maybe I was on to something!
  7. 7. Why S upernova? • An (explos ive) end, but als o a beg inning – Impacts of increasingly pervasive networks • Decentralization is happening – Intelligence and control moving from centers to edges – An inexorable shift, but not necessarily smooth or uniform! • Decentralization matters – Redefines industries, firms, processes, careers, relationships, entertainment, and more. • Inters ection of tech, bus ines s , s ociety, and
  8. 8. 2008 Theme: C halleng es for the Network Ag e
  9. 9. The Network Ag e • Networks are everywhere – Communications, software, content, business process, social, etc. • Networks have distinct properties
  10. 10. The C halleng es • Network dynamics aren’t obvious! – Power laws, small worlds, long tails, network effects, structural holes, etc. • Undermine existing business models and social expectations.
  11. 11. The Next Three Days • Be challenged. • Be provocative. • Be productive. • Have fun!

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