Pubcon, the premier social media and optimization conference, is thrilled to announce a majorkeynote address by Shakil Khan, well-known head of special projects at Spotify, to take place during Pubcon Las Vegas 2012 on October 15 – 18 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
Khan — known as Shak — was instrumental in the growth of phenomenally popular online music service Spotify, and has been a longtime contributor to WebmasterWorld.com as well as an early Pubcon supporter.
“Shak is a fantastic speaker and a great Pubcon and WebmasterWorld success story who will share the story of his pivotal role in Spotify’s meteoric rise to the top of the streaming music industry and his social media insight in his present role at Path, and we’re happy to have him as a keynote speaker for Pubcon Las Vegas 2012,” said Pubcon and WebmasterWorld founder and chief executive Brett Tabke.
Khan was an early investor in Spotify, where he has retained a role as an adviser to co-founder and chief executive Daniel Ek, and he is certain to light up Pubcon Las Vegas 2012 with his keynote presentation in October.
Khan joined WebmasterWorld’s message forums in 2002 and was a founding member of the popular “Forum 78” dedicated to Google advertising. As a self proclaimed “start-up guy,” Khan has had a number of online businesses in the U.K. since 2000 and was part of the founding team at buy.at which went on to be acquired by AOL.
Khan has done extensive volunteer work as an ambassador for charity : water, having helped raise millions of dollars for clean and safe drinking water. Having lived in China, Khan speaks Chinese (as well as English, Urdu, Punjabi, and Danish) and currently divides his time between London, San Francisco and airport lounges. Khan is an investor in SecondMarket, Top10, Spotify and Path.
Register for Pubcon Las Vegas 2012 and join Khan along with additional top speakers including Dr. Robert Cialdini, professor emeritus of psychology and marketing at Arizona State University, social psychologist, and author of the bestselling book “Influence: Science & Practice,” Google head quality control engineer and webspam team leader Matt Cutts, and more than 200 other leading social media and search speakers for a week in sunny Las Vegas.
Join Khan and thousands of the most tech-savvy attendees for a week of new media and search marketing insights led by more than 200 of the world’s best speakers in a stellar lineup featuring over 130 sessions and at least nine cutting-edge topic tracks, along with a full day of optional Pubcon Masters Group training in the entertainment capital of the world.
Lane R. Ellis
- Shakil Khan Pubcon speaker biography
- @Shak on Twitter
- Path.com website
- Spotify.com website
- "Spotify’s Special Projects Head Shakil Khan Moves to Path to Do Same" article by All Thing Digital’s Kara Swisher
- "Meet The Superstar Path Just Hired To Be Its ‘Fixer’ " article by Business Insider’s Matt Lynley