Roadmap 2014 beckons, an evolution of connectivity & design

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In 2011, I wondered how the increasing state of connectedness was going to impact us as people. How will it change how we interact with technology and how will a society that is data-informed evolve? Those questions prompted me to start the Roadmap conference — an idea which was slightly ambiguous, looking at the impact of connectedness on society. From Dropbox’s Drew Houston to Sequoia Capital’s Mike Moritz to Twitter’s Jack Dorsey — most of our speakers had spent a long time thinking about connectedness.

Roadmap 2011, a conversation between Om Malik and Jack Dorsey. Roadmap 2011, a conversation between Om Malik and Jack Dorsey.

What emerged from the first edition of Roadmap was that design was the bridge that connected people and technology. Design was not just aesthetic beauty but more about creating continuous moments and experiences of joy by making technology productive. My long time colleague and creative partner, Katie Fehrenbacher joined as co-chair and together in the…

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