Charlene Li, Co-Author of "Groundswell", to Be Keynote Speaker at Search Engine Strategies (SES) San Jose 2009

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SES San Jose conference, to be held August 11-14, 2009, expected to attract approximately 6,000 marketing executives, managers, professionals, specialists and consultants this year

Charlene Li

Groundswell: Winning in a World Transformed by Social Technologies

Charlene Li, the co-author of "Groundswell," will be a keynote speaker at Search Engine Strategies (SES) San Jose. The event, which will be held August 11-14, 2009, is expected to attract approximately 6,000 marketing executives, managers, professionals, specialists and consultants this year.

Now in its 11th year, SES San Jose 2009 is organized and programmed by the SES Advisory Board and Search Engine Watch, the leading authority on Search Engine Marketing. The event, which is the largest search engine marketing conference and expo on the West Coast, will be packed with more than 70 sessions, multiple keynotes and Orion panels, over 150 exhibitors, networking events, parties and more.

Matt McGowan, Vice President and Publisher for Incisive Media's Interactive Marketing Group, including Search Engine Strategies, Search Engine Watch and the ClickZ Network, said, "More than 60 percent of the content at SES San Jose 2009 will be focused on topics that search engine marketing (SEM), pay per click (PPC) advertising, and search engine optimization (SEO) professionals, specialists and consultants need to know. That's what makes SES San Jose a must-attend event year after year."

McGowan added, "As more and more businesses move ever greater amounts of their traditional marketing budgets into social media, we've also seen growing interest from marketing executives and managers in sessions that tackle a broader set of social technologies. That's why we're delighted to have Charlene Li as a keynote speaker at our conference in San Jose, which is home to the largest concentration of successful internet and high-tech companies in the world."

About Charlene Li
Li is an influential thought leader and guide on emerging technologies, with a specific focus on social technologies, interactive media, and marketing. She is the co-author of the business best-seller, "Groundswell: Winning in a World Transformed by Social Technologies", published by Harvard Business Press in May 2008. Named "One of the Most Influential Women in Technology" by Fast Company magazine, she is the founder of Altimeter Group which provides speaking and consulting services to organizations looking to understand and thrive in a new economy driven by social media tools and techniques. You can also read her insights on the firm's blog, "The Altimeter."

Li is one of the most frequently-quoted industry analysts and has appeared on 60 Minutes, The McNeil NewsHour, ABC News, CNN, and CNBC. She is also frequently quoted by The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, USA Today, Reuters, and The Associated Press. She is a much sought after public speaker and has presented frequently at top technology conferences such as Web 2.0 Expo-where she now serves on their Advisory Board, SXSW, and adTech. Most recently, she was a Vice President and Principal Analyst at Forrester Research. She joined Forrester in 1999, after spending five years in online and newspaper publishing with the San Jose Mercury News and Community Newspaper Company. She is a graduate of Harvard Business School and received a magna cum laude degree from Harvard College.

For more information about the largest search engine marketing conference and expo on the West Coast, go to the SES San Jose 2009 website. Register through May 8 to save up to $600 with the early bird rate.

About SES
Incisive Media's Search Engine Strategies is a leading global conference and training series focused on search engine optimization and search engine marketing. Other Incisive resources for interactive marketers include Search Engine Watch, which provides news and information about search, analysis of the search engine industry, and tools for improving search marketing effectiveness; and ClickZ, which provides digital marketing news, information, commentary, advice, opinion and research.

Incisive Media is a leading global provider of specialized business news and information, in print, in person and online. The company's principal markets include financial services, legal services, commercial real estate, marketing services and risk management. Incisive Media's market-leading brands include Accountancy Age, Computing, Investment Week, Legal Week, LegalTech, Post, Real Estate Forum, Risk, Search Engine Strategies and The American Lawyer.


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