Announcing Airbnb co-founder Joe Gebbia to speak at RoadMap

Our list of awesome speakers for our RoadMap conference keeps growing! We’re excited to announce that Airbnb co-founder and Chief Product Officer Joe Gebbia will join our lineup for a conversation with GigaOM Senior Writer Mathew Ingram on how Airbnb has been using design as a competitive advantage, and what’s behind the trend of the designer founder.

Gebbia, a Rhode Island School of Design grad, leads an integrated team of designers, engineers, and researchers at Airbnb who create the user experiences you see on the site. This summer Airbnb completely redesigned its site focusing on beautiful images and “wish lists.”

Our RoadMap conference is a day-long event that focuses on design in the age of connectedness and we’ll dive into topics like how to create user interfaces and user experiences in a connected environment. The idea is that with the explosion of big data and always-on wireless connections, simple design is the key to creating meaningful and valuable connected experiences.

Speakers include:

  • Perry Chen, CEO, Kickstarter
  • David Karp, Founder and CEO, Tumblr
  • Ben Silbermann, Co-Founder and CEO, Pinterest
  • Kevin Systrom, Co-Founder and CEO, Instagram
  • Evan Williams, CEO, The Obvious Corporation
  • John Maeda, President, Rhode Island School of Design
  • Yves Béhar, CEO, fuseproject, CCO Jawbone
  • Stefan Olander, VP, Digital Sport, Nike
  • Tony Fadell, Founder and CEO, Nest
  • Dave Gilboa, Co-Founder and Co-CEO, Warby Parker Eyewear
  • George Blankenship, VP, Worldwide Sales and Ownership Experience, Tesla Motors
  • Alex Ljung, Founder and CEO, SoundCloud
  • Katia Beauchamp, Co-Founder, Birchbox
  • Paul Mascarenas, CTO and VP, Ford Motor Company Research and Innovation
  • Oren Jacob, CEO, ToyTalk
  • Jennifer Pahlka, Founder and Executive Director, Code for America
  • Bobby Podesta, Head of Creative, ToyTalk
  • Scott Wilson, Founder, MINIMAL