SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 19, 2015 – Globant (NYSE: GLOB) in collaboration with California College of the Arts (CCA), will be hosting its first ever CON.VERGE Conference, an event focused on bringing some of the brightest minds from innovative brands, including Microsoft, Pinterest, Turner and Autodesk to discuss the future of digital design and technology, and how together they are revolutionizing consumer experiences and creating enhanced digital journeys. The “unconference” will be held Oct. 29-30, 2015 on the CCA campus in San Francisco and will allow attendees the opportunity to collaborate with thought leaders, have a hands-on experience with next generation technology and be inspired by industry success stories. The event is also open to the public, but those interested must register by visiting: converge-unconference.com.
The interactive and collaborative event will introduce new ways of thinking about emerging technologies and business trends that impact consumers. Key speakers will address the following topics:
- Connected Experiences
- Internet of Things
- Cognitive Computing
- Big Data & Cloud
- UX & Design Trends
- User-centered Experiences
A number of industry trailblazers will be speaking about their best practices around building the next generation of digital businesses, including:
- Bob Baxley, Head of Product Design, Pinterest
- Andrew McLaughlin, CEO, Digg
- Brodie Desimone, Chief Technology Strategist, Microsoft
- Chris Hinton, VP Software Development, Turner Broadcasting
- Lisa Kay Solomon, Author of the Wall Street Journal best-seller “Moments of Impact: How to Design Strategic Conversations That Accelerate Change”
- Mike Haley, Senior Director of Emerging Products & Technology, Autodesk
- Kurt Dammermann, Co-founder, PCH Lime Lab
- Leslie Carol Roberts, Dean of Design, California College of the Arts
“Every company should be thinking critically about designing smart digital journeys – how to create better customer experiences and extend the digital experience lifecycle,” said Martin Migoya, CEO and co-founder, Globant. “This is what CON.VERGE is all about and we’re excited to bring together some of the smartest minds in one room to share their knowledge and work.”
The complete agenda and registration details are available on the event website and more details can be found on Twitter by using #convergeglobant.
Globant (NYSE: GLOB) is a digitally native technology services company. We dream and build digital journeys that matter to millions of users. We are the place where engineering, design, and innovation meet scale. Today, Globant has more than 4,500 professionals in 9 countries working for companies like Google, Linkedin, JWT, EA, and Coca Cola among others. We were included in the Cool Vendor in Business Process Services Report by Gartner and were also featured as a business case study at Harvard, MIT, and Stanford. For more information visit www.globant.com.
California College of the Arts educates students to shape culture and society through the practice and critical study of art, architecture, design, and writing. CCA’s San Francisco campus is located in the robust design district and the college leverages this position by creating a community of design thinkers who engage in diverse work and move seamlessly across disciplinary boundaries. CCA’s Design Division is a hub for the creative exchange of ideas across industry. Among CCA's distinguished industry partners are today's visionaries and thought leaders, who have chosen to gain fresh perspectives from students and faculty. CCA students bring creative skills to approach challenges through research, experimentation, collaboration, and innovation. Founded in 1907, California College of the Arts (CCA) offers 22 undergraduate and 12 graduate programs in the areas of fine arts, architecture, design, and writing. The college offers BFA, BA, MFA, MA, MBA, BArch, MArch, and MAAD degrees. It has campuses in San Francisco and Oakland and currently enrolls 1,950 full-time students. CCA students are encouraged to work in an interdisciplinary manner, undertaking projects and collaborations with students in other majors and engaging with outside communities. For more information about CCA, visit cca.edu.