Conference Talk

Innovation and the Power of the Web

April 2015

63 minutes

  • Giant changes in the history of human technology and the role of the web
  • Emerging web technologies that are worth a deeper look
  • Fresh ideas for layout innovation, real-time communication, and offline possibilities
  • Innovative brains—sharpen yours by watching for where things might go next
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People are struggling to design and plan web properties, looking to everyone else for inspiration. Because if everyone else is doing it, that’s how it should be done, right?

But innovation doesn’t work this way. It’s not how you’ll break ahead of the pack. Nothing changes if we solve problems by mirroring what’s already been done. Don’t risk being left in the dust when a competitor takes a fresh approach and solves problems in a way you didn’t see coming.

Jen wants to help you put your company in the lead.

  • Giant changes in the history of human technology and the role of the web

  • Emerging web technologies that are worth a deeper look

  • Fresh ideas for layout innovation, real-time communication, and offline possibilities

  • Innovative brains—sharpen yours by watching for where things might go next

Jen Simmons is the host and executive producer of The Web Ahead, a weekly conversation on changing technologies and the future of the web. She’s been designing for the web since 1996 and has always been fascinated with society and all the unspoken culture that binds the way we live our lives—either following the crowd or forging new paths.

Join Jen’s talk to get excited about the incredible power of the web and what we’re collectively inventing.