John Battelle

John Battelle founded and currently serves as Executive Chairman of Federated Media Publishing, which now ranks as one of the top properties on the Web. Battelle was also the co-founder, Executive Producer and Program Chair of the Web 2 Summit. Battelle maintains Searchblog, an ongoing daily site, which covers the intersection of media, technology, and culture at

Battelle is also an entrepreneur, author and journalist. Best known for his work creating media properties, Battelle was Chairman and CEO of Standard Media International (SMI), publisher of The Industry Standard and Prior to that, he was a co-founding editor of Wired magazine and Wired Ventures.