BOULDER, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--sovrn Holdings, Inc., a partner and advocate to over 50,000 independent publishers and their websites, is today announcing that Ev Williams, CEO of Medium, and Aparna Chennapragada, Product Director for Google Now, will be speaking at sovrn’s I2 event on Wednesday, September 9th, 2015 in San Francisco.
As part of the event’s focus on independent publishers, Ev Williams and Aparna Chennapragada will be interviewed by John Battelle, Founder of Wired Magazine, on the challenges faced by today’s content creators and their thoughts on the future of the independent web.
“As the founder of Blogger, Twitter, and now Medium, Ev has made a significant contribution to the democratization of online publishing,” said Walter Knapp, CEO of sovrn. “We’re excited to hear his thoughts on its direction and what this means for independent publishers.”
“Aparna’s previous work on Google Search and current position heading Google Now has a profound impact on content discovery and distribution,” continued Knapp. “By sharing her insights, Aparna will give I2 attendees a glimpse of how people will consume and share content in the future, particularly on mobile devices.”
sovrn believes independent publishers drive the Internet’s creativity and innovation. As a partner and advocate to over 50,000 independent publishers and their websites, sovrn provides tools and services that help publishers better understand, grow, and engage their readers and enable them to monetize their sites through programmatic advertising. With one billion ad transactions everyday, sovrn’s network of independent publishers provides advertisers with massive reach and the ability to engage with difficult-to-reach audiences on the sites they love. sovrn is headquartered in Boulder, Colo. with offices in San Francisco and New York.