Every Business Is a Web Business Now

O'Reilly's Velocity conference brings its web operations and performance event to New York City for the first time, October 14-16, 2013.

Colleen Miller

September 16, 2013

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Every Business Is a Web Business Now
Tech visionary and founder of O’Reilly Media, Tim O’Reilly related highlights from the history of technology development, emphasizing the foundations of the industry were based on sharing programming code. He applauded the Open Compute Project’s emphasis on collaboration and community for the purpose of innovation and advancement of technology that matters to society. (Photo by Colleen Miller.)

The speed of business is reliant on the Internet today. Seconds—even milliseconds—can cost organizations millions of dollars.

Experts say that the file size of the average web page has doubled in size since 2010, while users' skyrocketing expectations have shrunk their patience. Almost half of visitors will abandon a site if they have to wait more than three seconds. Nobody can afford that. You lose too much when your site doesn't function at its absolute best—money, traffic, trust.

O'Reilly's Velocity conference brings its web operations and performance event to New York City for the first time, Monday, October 14 through Wednesday, October 16, 2013, at the New York Hilton Midtown.

After six years in Silicon Valley, Europe, and China, chairs Steve Souders and John Allspaw invite New York's technical and business leaders to bring their most challenging problems to Velocity. At Velocity New York, experts from finance, media, advertising, entertainment, tech, and other online businesses share their collective brilliance to work on building the fastest and strongest web yet.

Speakers from firms such as Union Square Ventures, Qualcomm, Major League Baseball, Facebook, Netflix, Salesforce, Etsy, Google, GitHub, and Intuit discuss both their success stories and cautionary tales. A rich schedule of networking events also provides time for more informal conversations.

Velocity is about sharing ideas on operations and performance in high-stakes environments. Being the U.S. financial and media capital, New York has many high-stakes situations, for sure.

For further information and registration, visit Velocity Conference's website.

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