GigaOM Reveals Speakers for Roadmap: Design in the Age of Connectedness

The technology media company GigaOM has announced the speakers who will be giving talks during the yearly RoadMap conference.

Slated to be held on November 5 in San Francisco, California, the event will feature the following speakers: Yves Behar, founder of fuseproject and chief creative officer at Jawbone, who will deliver a lecture called “Design wants to be free;” Evan Williams, CEO of The Obvious Corporation, who will talk about “Lessons on democratized distribution;” Tony Fadell, founder and CEO of Nest Labs, who will discuss “Disrupting dinosaurs with design;” Steven Case, chairman and CEO of Revolution, who will tackle “The future of web sharing;” and Paul Mascarenas, CTO and vice president at Ford Motor Company Research and Innovation, who will deliver a speech on “Cars as a next generation platform.”

Also in the lineup is Kevin Systrom, co-founder and CEO of Instagram, who has a piece on “The beautiful, emotional, and social web;” George Blankenship, vice president for worldwide sales and ownership experience at Tesla Motors, who will discuss “Re-inventing the store in the Internet era;” and lastly, David Karp, founder and CEO of Tumblr, who will talk about “Positive spaces and the Tumblr ecosystem.”

The theme of the conference is “Design in the Age of Connectedness,” and the guest speakers in general will examine the effects of connectedness on various aspects like design, user interface, and user experience. The gathering will raise issues such as how the visual experience of services like Instagram, Pinterest, and Tumblr focus on beauty and minimalism. Likewise, it will touch on how developers are incorporating technologies based on touch, voice, as well as sensors on platforms like cars and the human body. Furthermore, retailing, which connectedness is turning into a more “personalized, mobile and frictionless” experience, will be discussed.

The conference will be open to a limited number of participants. Those who are interested in keeping updated about the event may use the #RoadMapConf hashtag and follow @GigaOM on Twitter.

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