The Emerging Global Web

The web was first conceived 25 years ago, by an Englishman. Fifteen years later, as the first crop of dot.coms were going bust, close to 60% of its users (and all Alexa “top 20” sites) came from developed nations. Fast forward to today, and the picture is strikingly different.
Almost half the Alexa “top 20” now comes from emerging economies. Economies where close to 3 billion people have yet to use the web, but thanks to mobile — won’t have to wait much longer to discover it.
This presentation will introduce you to fascinating and innovative services that are re-shaping the web to serve the consumers of tomorrow. Driven by mobile, the power of personal relationships, and the breakneck pace of globalisation, these services provide a glimpse into the business models, opportunities and challenges we will face, when growing a truly global web.

Speaker on this track

Stephanie Rieger

Stephanie is a designer, researcher and closet anthropologist with a particular interest in the human impact of embedding technology into every day life. A mobile industry veteran, she has worked with organisations such as Microsoft, Phillips, Intel, Nokia and Opera Software. A sought after speaker, Stephanie speaks at conferences and leads workshops on design and strategy all over the world. She is also co-founder and principal at yiibu, a small yet perfectly-formed consultancy that explores the challenges and opportunities at the intersection of the web and the world.

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