GigaOM Announces Initial Speaker Lineup and Opens Registration for RoadMap 2013

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Third Annual Event Focuses on Experience Design in Technology

Understanding how people use technology and integrating user experience is emerging as a key part of the product design process.

GigaOM, a global technology media company, today announced the initial speaker lineup and opened registration for its third annual RoadMap conference, being held November 5-6 in San Francisco. The event will feature designers and technology innovators who are building the next-generation of connected, human-centered products and using design to disrupt business across sectors.

How people interact and engage with the world and each other is increasingly influenced by connectivity and technology. In this always-changing, data-rich environment, experience design is becoming as important as the underlying technology itself.

"User experience and design are now business logic," said Om Malik, founder and senior writer for GigaOM and co-chair of RoadMap 2013. “Understanding how people use technology and integrating user experience is emerging as a key part of the product design process.”

RoadMap speakers representing the intersection of design and user experience include:

  • Jack Dorsey, founder and CEO, Square
  • Erik Spiekermann, typographer, designer and founder, Edenspiekermann
  • Jeff Veen, vice president of products, Adobe
  • Joe Gebbia, co-founder, Airbnb
  • John Maeda, president, Rhode Island School of Design
  • Robert Brunner, partner, Ammunition Group
  • Jennifer Magnolfi, advanced R&D consultant, Magnolfi Inc. and Downtown Project
  • Danae Ringelmann, founder and chief customer officer, IndieGoGo
  • Scott Belsky, co-founder, Behance
  • Michelle Lam, CEO, True&Co.
  • Gentry Underwood, CEO, Mailbox
  • Sean Rad, CEO, Tinder

Major themes to be covered at RoadMap 2013 include:

  • next-generation user interfaces
  • wearable devices
  • the quantified self
  • connected creators
  • data narratives
  • tomorrow’s web brands

Registration is now open for GigaOM RoadMap 2013 and tickets are expected to sell out for the third year in a row. Follow @GigaOM on Twitter (#RM2013) to stay up to date as new speakers and sessions are announced. To learn more about sponsorship and exhibition opportunities, contact Mike Sly at eventsales(at)gigaom(dot)com or +1 415 235 0358.

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