Tim O'Reilly is the founder and CEO of O'Reilly Media, Inc., thought by many to be the best computer book publisher in the world.
Tim is a catalyst for change, identifying and evangelizing the knowledge of "alpha geeks" and technology trends before they hit the mainstream through his books, speaking engagements, and blog, the O'Reilly Radar.
Known for popularizing the terms "open source" and "Web 2.0," Tim is an activist for open standards and sensible intellectual property laws.
In addition to being a visionary, Tim is an entrepreneur: he created Safari Books Online, the first web-native service for online book content, and O'Reilly AlphaTech Ventures, which funds disruptors, innovators, and hackers of the status quo. In addition to Foo Camps ("Friends of O'Reilly" which gave rise to the "un-conference" movement), O'Reilly Media hosts conferences on a wide range of technology topics, including a new gathering called Gov 2.0 Summit, which explores how technology can be a transformative force in government.