Designers of Things, a new conference produced by UBM Tech dedicated to the exciting potential of Wearable Tech, 3D Printing and the Internet of Things, announced that Gadi Amit, lead designer behind iconic products such as FitBit, Lytro Camera and Google’s new modular and 3D printed Ara phone, will keynote the inaugural event this fall.  Designers of Things will take place September 23-24, 2014 at San Francisco’s Mission Bay Conference Center.

Gadi Amit is the founder and principal designer of San Francisco-based firm NewDealDesign, behind some of the most innovative and lasting technology products created over the last decade. Gadi’s ability to lead extends beyond his design studio. Named a “Master of Design” by Fast Company in 2010 and the winner of the Cooper Hewitt Design Award in 2013, Gadi shares his passion for bucking technology trends and implementing beautiful design. Today he’s working with the best and the brightest tech firms to create new technologies that will come to light in the next six to 18 months.

“As Wearables and the Internet of Things become increasingly mainstream, design grows exponentially more important in enabling mass adoption,” said Gadi Amit, founder of NewDealDesign. “We believe that great design sparks lasting change, and great design means taking risks beyond technology utility to inspire an experience that is both personal and meaningful to humanity. I’m excited to discuss this at the Designers of Things conference in San Francisco.”

Designers of Things will welcome Gadi Amit to the keynote stage on September 23, 2014. His keynote will give attendees an insider’s look into the world of design and innovation, specifically examining the intersection of wearable tech, 3D printing and the ever-evolving internet of things (IoT). In this keynote, Gadi will dive into how he works from the inside out, blending the practical with the magical to disrupt markets for global brands and transform unknown start-ups into success stories.

“Gadi Amit’s impact on the innovative tech and design industries is unparalleled,” explained Katie Stern, Event Director, Designers of Things. “We are thrilled to welcome him to our inaugural event not only for his produced successes, but for the message and inspiration to go beyond your limits he will undoubtedly impart on our attendees. The design world is all about change and thinking creatively, both of which Gadi can effectively speak to and demonstrate.”

Registration for Designers of Things 2014 is now open. This two-day conference will bring together leading designers, developers, entrepreneurs, innovators and project funders to share ideas on building new devices, discover new opportunities and explore the road ahead for these technologies. To register, please visit:

About Designers of Things

Designers of Things is a new conference produced by UBM Tech that is dedicated to the revolutionary potential of Wearable Tech, 3D Printing and the Internet of Things (IoT), the business strategies and inventive people behind these technologies, and how they can successfully accelerate innovation to take their inspirations to the next level. Through in-depth educational programs, ground breaking technology demonstrations and unmatched networking opportunities, Designers of Things offers one of the most comprehensive and impactful meeting places for the technology design and development communities in the world. The Designers of Things flagship event will take place September 23-24, 2014 in San Francisco.

About UBM Tech

UBM Tech is a global media business that brings together the world’s technology communities through live events, online properties and custom services. UBM Tech’s community-focused approach provides its users and clients with expertly curated research, education, training, community advocacy, user-generated content and peer-to-peer engagement opportunities that serve the Electronics, Security, Enterprise IT and Communications, Network Infrastructure and Applications, Game and App Developers, and Tech Marketing communities. UBM Tech’s brands include Black Hat, DesignCon, EE Times, Enterprise Connect, Game Developers Conference (GDC), HDI, InformationWeek, and Interop. Create, a UBM Tech full range marketing services division, includes custom events, content marketing solutions, community development and demand generation programs based on its content and technology market expertise. UBM Tech is a part of UBM (UBM.L), a global provider of media and information services with a market capitalization of more than $2.5 billion. For more information, go to