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GigaOM RoadMap 2012 Examines the Innovations Humanizing Technology


Executives from NIKE, Airbnb, Pinterest, Tumblr, Instagram, Kickstarter and more will reveal how they are designing a simpler connected experience.

San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) November 01, 2012

GigaOM, a global technology media company, will host the second-annual GigaOM RoadMap 2012 conference November 5 in San Francisco. Designers, technologists and entrepreneurs will take the stage to examine how great design can humanize technology and streamline the connected lifestyle.

Connectedness has created both opportunity and complexity in daily life. As connected technology evolves, design is becoming a force of innovation by enabling simpler, more meaningful connected experiences. GigaOM has gathered the biggest names in consumer technology for one-on-one, on-stage interviews, including:

  • Perry Chen, CEO, Kickstarter
  • Joe Gebbia, co-founder and chief product officer, Airbnb
  • Ben Silbermann, co-founder and CEO, Pinterest
  • Kevin Systrom, co-founder and CEO, Instagram
  • Evan Williams, CEO, The Obvious Corporation
  • Stefan Olander, vice president, digital sport, NIKE
  • John Maeda, president, Rhode Island School of Design
  • Yves Béhar, CEO, fuseproject; chief creative officer, Jawbone
  • Katia Beauchamp, co-founder, Birchbox
  • Tony Fadell, founder and CEO, Nest
  • David Gilboa, co-founder and co-CEO, Warby Parker
  • Jennifer Pahlka, founder and executive director, Code for America

View the complete list of speakers and sessions here.

“Sites like Pinterest and Tumblr have raised consumers' expectations for simple, meaningful, aesthetic experiences,” said Om Malik, founder and senior writer for GigaOM. “Companies that can integrate good design will lead the next generation of technology.”

Attendees will receive an exclusive, limited-run book that features interviews and essays with leading thinkers on connected design and user experience. Compiled by GigaOM editors, it includes excerpts from Pandora CTO Tom Conrad, Flipboard CEO Mike McCue, and designer Christian Lindholm.

A Ford Fusion with Microsoft SYNC will be on-site to display Ford's breakthrough voice-activated technology. Attendees will also have a chance to take Scoot Networks' electric scooters for a test drive.

A limited number of tickets are available. Follow GigaOM RoadMap on Twitter (@GigaOM / #RoadMapConf) to stay up to date as new speakers and sessions are announced.

About GigaOM
Founded in 2006, GigaOM has grown into the leading independent voice on emerging technologies and the disruption of media. The GigaOM news network's online audience of 5.5 million monthly unique readers relies on its definitive coverage of cloud, mobile, cleantech, consumer web and media. GigaOM Pro offers the highest quality research and analysis of emerging technology markets and the companies making a difference in those sectors. GigaOM Events bring together the people innovating, shaping and defining the ongoing evolution of the technology industry.

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