If you happen to be in the Bay Area this week, then be sure to check out GigaOM’s RoadMap event on November 10, 2011 at the Mission Bay Conference Center at UCSF. It’s a pretty cool event, with the entire day filled with informative discussions from the tech and business world’s top individuals.
What can you expect from this event? Well for one thing, be prepared to see people from your favorite companies in a variety of fields. The discussions that will take place in the conference will be headed by various individuals from diverse industries (tech, healthcare, publishing, etc) but they will have one common denominator: the future. If you want to get insights about how the world will work in the succeeding months or years, then this event is for you.
Allow me to give a list of some of the speakers in the conference. (Note that this is just the tip of the iceberg. If you want to see the full list of speakers for the event, be sure to visit the official RoadMap Website.)
Want to catch a glimpse of how the top media companies will work? Then don’t miss Jim Lanzone (President, CBS Interactive) in his talk called, “Broadband, the Media, and the People.” Airbnb founder Brian Chesky will also be there to talk about how Airbnb revolutionized the concept of home-renting. Learn about how people are driving music’s change from Tom Conrad, CTO and EVP or Product of Pandora. Want to catch a glimpse of how the medical industry will work in the near future? Check out “Real-Time Medicine: Connecting the Body to Data” a talk by Frank Moss, Co-Founder, Bluefin Labs and, Professor of the Practice, Director of New Media Medicine, MIT Media Lab. Then there’s Jack Dorsey, creator of Twitter, and Co-Founder and CEO of Square who will be discussing Money, Messaging and More.
Aside from the above-mentioned speakers (and that’s just a partial list, believe me), companies such as E*TRADE and Equinox will also sponsor workshops on the IPO market and Cloud Optimization and Migration Strategies for Content and Digital Media Companies respectively.
You’ll also hear from your favorite GigaOM editors and staff including Chris Albrecht, David Card, Katie Fehrenbacher, and Om Malik himself.
GigaOM’s RoadMap event also has a sweet bonus for those watching the auto industry. If you’re a fan of electric cars that actually look cool, then you’ll be happy to know that Tesla’s Model S will be showcased at the Roadmap conference. Model S “is the world’s first premium electric sedan,” and is set to go on sale to the public no later than July 2012. The Beta version has only been seen a handful of times, but you’ll be able to catch it up close and personal during the RoadMap Conference.
Clearly, GigaOm’s RoadMap Conference isn’t just for tech geeks and startups. With a wide range of speakers from diverse industries, the event promises to be a vast source of information and insights for all types of businesses. We’re almost over and done with 2011, and I believe that an event that highlights the future of various types of industries is the perfect way to end the year.