Conference Speaker Biography
Robert J. Davis
President & CEO
Robert J. Davis, president and Chief Executive Officer of Lycos, Inc., was the company's first employee in June 1995. Since that time Davis has transformed Lycos from an Internet search engine to one of the most powerful Internet hubs and media companies worldwide. In less than four years, Davis has led Lycos from a company with $2 million in venture capital to a multi-billion dollar business. In addition to Lycos, he serves on the board of directors of Boston College High School, the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce, the Massachusetts Interactive Media Council and The Man.com.
Through a string of strategic partnerships and investments, along with eight major acquisitions, Mr. Davis has led Lycos in developing the Lycos Network, a pioneering Web media model that delivers mass reach and diversity of audience and programming. This community-based, integrated network of complementary websites and entities includes three top 10 websites and is one of the most visited hubs on the Internet, being used by one out of every two web users each month.
Mr. Davis holds a Bachelor of Science degree, summa cum laude, from Northeastern University and an MBA, with high distinction, from Babson College.