Hold onto your keyboards. It’s time for our final keynote speaker announcement!

Jesse James Garrett, co-founder and chief creative officer of Adaptive Path, is one of the world's most widely recognized technology product designers. Jesse supports the company’s designers and strategists with creative guidance and helps them advance the company’s thought leadership position.

Jesse James Garrett

Every day, product designers around the world depend on Jesse’s tools and concepts, which have been published in more than a dozen languages. His book, The Elements of User Experience, has been called “brilliant” and “essential” and is considered one of the seminal works on user-centered design. Jesse is a frequent keynote speaker, addressing audiences around the world on product design, user experience and innovation. His writings on these topics have appeared in numerous publications.

In 2005, Jesse gained worldwide attention for coining the term “Ajax” and defining the concepts behind this emerging trend in web technology. Since then, Ajax has become one of the driving forces in web product design, and Jesse’s leadership role in this trend has been featured in publications such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and BusinessWeek

Jesse received a Rave Award for Technology in 2006 from Wired Magazine. He was named one of the 50 Most Important People on the Web by PCMagazine and was included in the Top 100 Most Influential People in IT by eWeek Magazine and the Top 100 Technology Industry Leaders by Software Development Times.

His talk at this year’s conference is called “Designing the Designer.” You can study all the methods of UX design, but what do you bring to your work? Jesse has spent more than 15 years working alongside some of the most talented designers in the world. In his keynote talk, he’s going to share the personal qualities that he's seen make designers successful, and ways all designers can cultivate these qualities in themselves.

Missed our first three keynote speaker announcements? Find them here, here and here. Then get your ticket for the conference before it’s too late.