The Next Web
         The A/B/C of Web 1/2/3
  (& Other Interesting Technology Trends)


          A Keynote Presentation ...
Topics

• What Might Web 3.0 Be?
• What is Web 2.5?
• What to Do to Get in the Game
• What Canada Needs to Do to Stay Comp...
WTF is “Web3.0”
• I’m not sure (Heck, no one is)
• It’s the Next Web
• Come after Web 2.5 (UGC)
• Comes after Web 2.5 (SNS...
Web 3.0 Enablers
                Web 2.0                             Web3.0

                                        Phone...
Web 3.0 Drivers


     Technological
1.

     Social/Behavioral
2.

     Economic/Market
3.




                         (...
Tech Drivers
                           Yesterday                                  Tommorow

                            0...
Social & Behaviorial Drivers
• Networked Auto-GPS
 • Dash / Mesh Networks
• eJewlery/Fashion
 • Prada Phone
• eStatus/Pret...
Social and Behavioral Drivers
 • Multi-Purpose (TV,
   Photo,Video, IM, GPS,
   Email)


 • Multi-Device Usage
   (GSM)


...
Economic/Market Drivers
•   Nokia Buys Navteq: $8.1 Billion

•   TomTom Buys TeleAtlas: $2.8 Billion

•   Carriers: Flat R...
What is Web 2.5?

• The Programable Web
• Programable Social Graphs (FaceBook)
• Emerging SNS Platforms (MySpace/Bebo)
• R...
Why is Web 2.5 Exciting?



                                   source: allfacebook.com




•   Rapid Growth: FB 1M / 5M / ...
Key to Success in Web 2.5
•   Social Networks: Will Open (MySpace & Google)

•   Virality: Is Critical to Success & Favors...
The Future Is Here
Its Just Unevenly Distributed
                                                           - William Gibs...
Why Should I Care?
1. I’m not working yet, I’m a student...
  •   More opportunities for student startups than ever before...
What’s Wrong with Canada?
• Some of the Best Technical Talent in the World
• Competitiveness Rating Sliding Rapidly
• Brai...
How Do We Fix This?

• Improve Attitudes Towards Risk & Startup
• Improve Student Support Systems
• Improve Access to Risk...
Contact

       Albert Lai
  alai2001@yahoo.com
simplyalbert.blogspot.com




               (cc)by-nc-sa - albert lai - s...
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The Next Web - Keynote Presentation By Albert Lai - For OCE Mind To Market Series - Oct 2007

  1. The Next Web The A/B/C of Web 1/2/3 (& Other Interesting Technology Trends) A Keynote Presentation for OCE Mind to Market Breakfast By: Albert Lai founder frogdog, mydesktop, buybuddy, idle.agent, bubbleshare, new.stealth.co. (cc)by-nc-sa - albert lai - simplyalbert.blogspot.com - 10/2007
  2. Topics • What Might Web 3.0 Be? • What is Web 2.5? • What to Do to Get in the Game • What Canada Needs to Do to Stay Competitive (cc)by-nc-sa - albert lai - simplyalbert.blogspot.com - 10/2007
  3. WTF is “Web3.0” • I’m not sure (Heck, no one is) • It’s the Next Web • Come after Web 2.5 (UGC) • Comes after Web 2.5 (SNS-OS) • Collection of Enablers (Mobile) • Collection of Inflection Points (Tech) (cc)by-nc-sa - albert lai - simplyalbert.blogspot.com - 10/2007
  4. Web 3.0 Enablers Web 2.0 Web3.0 Phones w/ 600mhz + Hardware PCs w/ 1Ghz + 512 640x480 Broadband Network Broadband Phones PCs Flash Lite + Real Software IE6/FF, AJAX/CSS/Flash Browsers (cc)by-nc-sa - albert lai - simplyalbert.blogspot.com - 10/2007
  5. Web 3.0 Drivers Technological 1. Social/Behavioral 2. Economic/Market 3. (cc)by-nc-sa - albert lai - simplyalbert.blogspot.com - 10/2007
  6. Tech Drivers Yesterday Tommorow 0.1-0.3mbs 3.0mbs Mobile Network Somewhere Everywhere Wifi $1000/GB (2000) $5/GB (2007) Flash 160x160 / 320x240 640x480+ Screen Rez 60 or more 6 sec or less GPS Binary On/Off/Cached Network Paradigm WAP Full Browsers Phones 2nd Class Citizens 1st Class Always On Citizens Slogan The network is the computer The network is the phone (cc)by-nc-sa - albert lai - simplyalbert.blogspot.com - 10/2007
  7. Social & Behaviorial Drivers • Networked Auto-GPS • Dash / Mesh Networks • eJewlery/Fashion • Prada Phone • eStatus/Pretige • Vertu (cc)by-nc-sa - albert lai - simplyalbert.blogspot.com - 10/2007
  8. Social and Behavioral Drivers • Multi-Purpose (TV, Photo,Video, IM, GPS, Email) • Multi-Device Usage (GSM) • Portable Id & Payment (NFC / Biometric) (cc)by-nc-sa - albert lai - simplyalbert.blogspot.com - 10/2007
  9. Economic/Market Drivers • Nokia Buys Navteq: $8.1 Billion • TomTom Buys TeleAtlas: $2.8 Billion • Carriers: Flat Rate Cellular Data • Mobile Development Platforms: Opening Up • 700Mhz Spectrum: Gphone/YPhone/Etc. ? (cc)by-nc-sa - albert lai - simplyalbert.blogspot.com - 10/2007
  10. What is Web 2.5? • The Programable Web • Programable Social Graphs (FaceBook) • Emerging SNS Platforms (MySpace/Bebo) • Robust Web Sevices (S3, EC2, AWS) • RIA: Flex vs. SilverLight & HD Web (cc)by-nc-sa - albert lai - simplyalbert.blogspot.com - 10/2007
  11. Why is Web 2.5 Exciting? source: allfacebook.com • Rapid Growth: FB 1M / 5M / 12M / 50M+ 4 Yrs • Windows:1st Mainstream OS-GUI • Facebook:1st Mainstrem Social OS - now w/ 150k Devs • Virality: Enables Small Developers Rapid Distribution • Virality: Function of Social Engineering and Good Design (cc)by-nc-sa - albert lai - simplyalbert.blogspot.com - 10/2007
  12. Key to Success in Web 2.5 • Social Networks: Will Open (MySpace & Google) • Virality: Is Critical to Success & Favors the Early • Virality Channels: are closing quickly • A/B Testing: Track and Optimize Everything • Iterate: Fail Faster to Succeed Sooner • Feed Optimization: The New SEO • Cost of Capital: Low, but Capital Efficiency is Key (cc)by-nc-sa - albert lai - simplyalbert.blogspot.com - 10/2007
  13. The Future Is Here Its Just Unevenly Distributed - William Gibson • Hong Kong: Flat Rate/Cheap 3.5G Plans • Korea: GPS/DVB Devices Mainstream • Silicon Valley: WiFi+GPS / Dash / Metro WiFi • Youth: LifeCasting w/ JustinTV / UStream (cc)by-nc-sa - albert lai - simplyalbert.blogspot.com - 10/2007
  14. Why Should I Care? 1. I’m not working yet, I’m a student... • More opportunities for student startups than ever before -- Facebook, Napster, Google,Yahoo were started by students 2. I’m in enterprise software... • Email: Last technology driven from the top down; • Collaboration Software: Since email has been driven by the bottom up (think consumer IM, Blogs, Wiki, etc.) 3. I’m not directly in tech... • If you don’t know where the puck is going. You’re probably going to get pucked by someone who does. (cc)by-nc-sa - albert lai - simplyalbert.blogspot.com - 10/2007
  15. What’s Wrong with Canada? • Some of the Best Technical Talent in the World • Competitiveness Rating Sliding Rapidly • Brain-Drain is Real / Commercialization is Lacking • Engineering Talent to Startup Ratio is Sad • Shortage of Exp. B2C Talent Shortage • Shortage of Angel Capital (esp. in B2C) • Shortage of Aggressive Follow On Capital (B2C) • Shortage of Startup Support & Culture in Schools (cc)by-nc-sa - albert lai - simplyalbert.blogspot.com - 10/2007
  16. How Do We Fix This? • Improve Attitudes Towards Risk & Startup • Improve Student Support Systems • Improve Access to Risk Capital • Improve Policies for Angel Investors • Improve Dialog Between Policy Makers and Change Makers (cc)by-nc-sa - albert lai - simplyalbert.blogspot.com - 10/2007
  17. Contact Albert Lai alai2001@yahoo.com simplyalbert.blogspot.com (cc)by-nc-sa - albert lai - simplyalbert.blogspot.com - 10/2007

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