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Monday, March 16 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm
It's The End of The Internet As We Know It...

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It's the end of the Internet as we know it.... and it's a good thing. Balloons, drones, satellites, and peer-to-peer connectivity will extend the reach of the Internet and enable new ways to connect. Decentralized, off-the-grid networks will provide independence of the Internet, while enhancing it at the same time.
What is realistic, what can we expect over the next year, the next 5 years? How will this impact our lives and those of billions of people around the world?
GigaOm's Kevin Fitchard is known for stirring up lively, and occasionally fiery debates. As the panel moderator, he will ask execs at Facebook, Opera and Open Garden to share their views and plans about the future of the Internet.

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Micha Benoliel

CEO, Open Garden Inc
Micha is the CEO and co-founder of Open Garden,
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Gautam Chandna

Director, Product Partnerships, Opera Software ASA
Gautam Chandna is Director of Product Partnerships at Opera Software. Working as a product engineer at Opera, Gautam has for more than nine years shaped the future of web browsing and internet access. Currently Gautam is coordinating strategic partnerships and deploying internet.org... Read More →
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Kevin Fitchard

Sr Writer, GigaOM
Kevin covers mobile broadband, carriers and wireless technologies for Gigaom. He has been writing about wireless networks since 2000, working first at Telephony Magazine and then its online successor Connected Planet before he joined Gigaom in 2011. Kevin has two dogs, cooks a mean... Read More →
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Jan Standal

VP Prod Partnerships, Opera Software ASA
Jan Standal is VP of Product Partnerships at Opera Software. Working as a product manager at Opera, Jan has for more than ten years shaped the future of web browsing and internet access. Currently Jan is coordinating strategic partnerships and heading the internet.org initiatives... Read More →
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Chris Weasler

Global Head of Spectrum Policy and Connectivity Planning, Facebook
Chris is Facebook’s lead on spectrum policy and mobile access and in this role is one of the key stakeholders driving Internet.org’s connectivity strategy. Previously, Chris managed Facebook's partnerships with mobile operators. Prior to Facebook, Chris was VP of Business Development... Read More →

Monday March 16, 2015 5:00pm - 6:00pm CDT
Hyatt Regency Austin Zilker Ballroom 1

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