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Friday, March 13

9:30am CDT

11:00am CDT

Big Data and AI Need Each Other And You Need Both ACL Live at the Moody Theater ACL LiveGanesh Bell • Amir Husain • Maher Masri • Manoj Saxena • Michael Stewart Designing for Trust JW Marriott Salon DMichael Boeke Digital Diversity: How Culture Impacts Digital Hyatt Regency Austin Zilker Ballroom 2Virginia Lennon • Christian Martinez How to Own The Conversation: Launching the MKC Palm Door on Sixth Main StageAshley Davidson • Adam Flanagan • Robert Pietsch • Chad Rumminger • Sarah Shanfield • Scott Steiner Neuroplasticity and Tech: Why Brands Have to Change Hyatt Regency Austin Hill Country ABCDDan Machen • Felix Morgan Next Nature: How Technology Becomes Nature JW Marriott Salon 3Koert van Mensvoort Pocket Full of Dynamite: Making the Mobile Web 3D Hyatt Regency Austin Zilker Ballroom 3Hai Nguyen • Shana Opperman Revamping Photoshop for Screen Design JW Marriott Salon EZorana Gee Simple Ways to Massively Increase Your Content Radisson Town Lake Riverside BallroomKaila Garrison • Lyndsay Iorio Signor SXSW Global Connections Kickoff Hilton Austin Downtown Salon H SXSW Home Room ACC Room 9ABCKelly Krause • Monica Sack Synthetic Biology: Learn, Do, and Dream JW Marriott Salon 2Rob Carlson • Connor Dickie • Joi Ito • Orkan Telhan Turbocharging Social Activism with Data Standards ACC Room 10ABTim Anderegg • Gayatri Bhalla • Josh Cohen • Jason Rosenbaum What Is A Brand Now Anyway? Sheraton Austin Capitol BallroomLaura Gordon • Vinoo Vijay • Russell Wager • James Ward What Marketers Can Learn From Political Campaigns Trinity Hall Trinity HallPeter Bouchard • Rich Mintz • Michelle Mullineaux • David Murphy

12:30pm CDT

#nofilter: Pros and Cons of Constant Connection JW Marriott Salon 8Krystine Batcho • AJ Scherbring • Jenny Stoltenow • Paul Tyma Austin: The New Gateway for International Startups Hilton Austin Downtown Salon HThomas Bebis • Jean Belanger • George Koutitas • Dr. Ann-Christine Langselius • Eleftherios Ntouanoglou Beacons, mPay and The Great Shopper Reboot Sheraton Austin Capitol BallroomSean Bartlett • Ryan Bonifacino • Daniel Gutwein • Laura Davis Taylor Building an Army of Brand Advocates Hyatt Regency Austin Hill Country ABCDLuanne Calvert • Amanda Levy • Abby Lunardini • Terry Macko Content Is Content: TV, Social and Everything Else Hyatt Regency Austin Zilker Ballroom 1Lila King • Gavin Purcell • Tim Shey Cross-Channel Data Driven Marketing With TV Radisson Town Lake Riverside BallroomMolly Parr CSS as a Service: Maintaining Style JW Marriott Salon BShay Howe Customizable Interactive SVG Graphics for the Web JW Marriott Salon DDevina Coutinho • Priyanka Herur Do You Know the ROI of WOM? Do You Want To? Hyatt Regency Austin Zilker Ballroom 2Greg Pharo • Beth Rockwood • Peter Storck • Edward Wild Empowering Cities with Big Data Analytics JW Marriott Room 211-212Charlie Catlett • Marta Gonzales • John Tolva • Roy Truitt En Vogue: Blurring the Line Between Brands and Tech JW Marriott Room 205Jennifer Darmour Global Digital Trends for The Luxury Consumer Palm Door on Sixth Main StageKeenan Ellsberry • Mark Evans • Chris Milk • Paul Miser How Big Data Helps Convert Fans into Customers ACL Live at the Moody Theater ACL LiveNick Goggans • Rob Laycock • Anthony Piedmonte • Peter Scott How Is Big Pharma Interacting with Tech Startups? JW Marriott Room 203-204Jennifer Lannon • Meghan Lopresto • Mike Marett • Shweta Singh • Phyllis Whiteley Lights, Camera, Action: MAKER LABS Live in Austin JW Marriott Salon 2David Alpert • Robert Kirkman • Erin McPherson • Mike Shields Moving from Graphic Design to 3D Object Design JW Marriott Salon EPaul Trani Network All the Things: What About Infrastructure? JW Marriott Room 208Dave Friedman • Mike Krell • Menko de Roos • Ron Sege New Media Ethics: Journalism in the Age of GIFs Hyatt Regency Austin Texas Ballroom 2-3Susie Banikarim • Jessica Bennett • Justin Ellis • Jane Spencer New Social Networks Are Changing Entire Industries JW Marriott Salon 7Carmel DeAmicis • Nate Gross • Jay Hallberg • Manish Kothari The Art and Science of Shareability Hyatt Regency Austin Texas Ballroom 4-7Dao Nguyen The Bombastic Brilliance of Black Twitter II ACC Room 6ABMeredith Clark • Kimberly "Dr Goddess" Ellis The Emperor’s New Wearables JW Marriott Room 206Travis Bogard • Ken Hertz • Brandon Little • Sandra Lopez The Myth of Reducing Friction in Your Product JW Marriott Salon ASushmita Subramanian The Secret History of Hypertext JW Marriott Salon 3Alex Wright Using Data to Create Rich User Experiences Trinity Hall Trinity HallMike Baker • Subu Desaraju • Scott Lange • Andrew Martin Why Is My Company More Transparent Than My Family? JW Marriott Salon 4Darren Reid You Are Not A Product: The Ello Revolution Hyatt Regency Austin Zilker Ballroom 3Paul Budnitz Your Laws, Your Data: Making Government More Open ACC Room 10ABMolly Bohmer • Daniel Schuman • Molly Schwartz • Rebecca Williams

2:00pm CDT

3:30pm CDT

And While We Are Asking, Is Media Dead Too? Sheraton Austin Capitol BallroomBob Garfield • Meredith Kopit Levien • Eamonn Store Artist Meets Hacker: How Tech is Changing the Arts JW Marriott Salon 3Devon Smith Battle Cry of the Sensible Startup Hilton Austin Downtown Salon EScott Abel • Lara Aldag • Jeff Tangney • Jason Yeung Behind the Social at PBS' Largest Content Provider JW Marriott Salon 7Hannah Auerbach • Molly Jacobs • Tory Starr • Olivia Wong Bioart: Melding Biotech and Art JW Marriott Salon 2Heather Dewey-Hagborg • Daniel Grushkin • Karen Ingram • Wythe Marschall Brand and Deliver: Creating Custom Branded Content Hyatt Regency Austin Texas Ballroom 4-7Spencer Griffin • Luke Simmons Commercial Threats to Freedom of Speech Online ACC Room 10ABAmy Austin • Paul Alan Levy • Evan Mascagni • Laura Prather Decoding Gender Diversity in Tech JW Marriott Salon 1Carolina Huaranca • Savannah Peterson • Alexa Scordato • Darrell Silver Exploring the Future of Sustainable Fashion JW Marriott Room 205Kristy Caylor • Karla Gallardo • Rati Sahi Levesque • Lauren Sherman F1 Data Analysis Shifts Gears to Healthcare JW Marriott Room 203-204Julian Jenkins • Geoff McGrath • Dan Rutstein Fighting Ebola With Technology, Data and Innovation JW Marriott Room 201-202Ann Mei Chang • Wendy Taylor • Steven VanRoekel Going Wearable, Are you ready? Radisson Town Lake Riverside BallroomAngela Caicedo Groupe SOS: The Billion Dollar Social Enterprise Hilton Austin Downtown Salon HPenelope Douglas • Nicolas Hazard • Brian Walsh How Beautiful Tools Make Sense of Complex Data ACL Live at the Moody Theater ACL LiveFrancois Xavier Fringant • Gloria Lau • Naomi Robbins • Kevin Safford How Latina Moms Are Raising NextGen Coders ACC Ballroom FSylvia Aguiñaga • Jessica Olivarez Mazone • Melanie Mendez-Gonzales How SciFi Drives Marketing In the Exponential Age Hyatt Regency Austin Zilker Ballroom 2Will Kassoy • Marco Mascorro • Kyle Nel • Ari Popper How to Be a More Inefficient Designer JW Marriott Salon EMarke Johnson • Nathan Johnson How to Maximize the Google Grant ACC Room 6ABDave Martin Launched From a Dorm Room Hilton Austin Downtown Salon BJessica Cole • Alena Gribskov • David Luan • Victor Wong Making the Internet of Things A Reality JW Marriott Room 208Glen Burchers • John Dixon • Steven Nelson • Steve Schwinke Mastering Adaptive Marketing in a Real-Time World Hyatt Regency Austin Hill Country ABCDSeraj Bharwani • Billie Goldman • Chris Perry • Matt Soldan Meet the Mentors at SXSW: Creating Your Career ACC Ballroom EPaul Brunson • Jeff Clanagan • Ella Rucker • Michael Street • April Walker No, I will (Probably) Not Redesign Your Website JW Marriott Salon DJon Setzen Open Doors, Close Deals with A Crystal Clear Pitch Hilton Austin Downtown Salon JSam Horn Protecting Great Ideas Without Stifling Innovation Hyatt Regency Austin Texas Ballroom 2-3Tom Erickson • Michael McGurk • Ravi Viswanathan • C.A. Webb Publishing Innovation: Next Century Reading ACC Room 12ABAshleigh Gardner • Jason Hovey Ready to Wear? Body Informed 3D Printed Fashion JW Marriott Room 206Pauline van Dongen Sails.js: Rags to...Open Source JW Marriott Salon BMike McNeil Security of Things: Who Will Save Us? JW Marriott Salon 4Nicholas Percoco Sex, Lies, and the Internet JW Marriott Salon 8Katherine Cross • Allyson Kapin • Emily May • Rinku Sen Snackability Effect: A New Norm for Brand Content Palm Door on Sixth Main StageGregory Clayman • Ashley Davidson • Jeff Hurlow • Paul Miser • Eliot Rausch • Danielle Strle The Human Brain vs Innovation Overload JW Marriott Room 211-212Laura McDaniel • Jay Wilson The Societal Cost of Unrealized Human Potential JW Marriott Room 408-409Vivienne Ming The South and Midwest Matter More Than NY and SF? Hilton Austin Downtown Room 412Melody McCloskey • Ligaya Tichy Turning Customers into Hackers Through Technology Trinity Hall Trinity HallSefi Grossman • Sarah Schultz • Aaron Smith • Are Traasdahl • Ritu Trivedi UX and The Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle JW Marriott Salon AJeff Alpen • Laura Blanchard World Leaders on Twitter: What They Can Teach Us Hyatt Regency Austin Zilker Ballroom 1Alexandra Ekkelenkamp • Matthias Lüfkens • Aurelie Valtat

5:00pm CDT

#FeelingBeautiful: Social Media and Women's Egos JW Marriott Salon 8Amanda de Cadenet • Gabi Gregg • Angela Matusik • Katherine Schwarzenegger Art and Experience: A Future for Creativity JW Marriott Salon 2Laura Bernstein • Lori Kozlowski • Todd Lefelt • Maritza Yoes Audio Drama in the 21st Century ACC Room 12ABChris Cox • Buzz Moran • Jason Neulander • Kc Wayland Bladerunner: South Africa's Trial by Social Media Hyatt Regency Austin Zilker Ballroom 1Chris Roper • Emma Sadleir • Amanda Sevasti • Amanda Whitehouse Brands: Connective Tissue Between People and Tech Hyatt Regency Austin Zilker Ballroom 3James Kirkham • Nick Parrish Building Gender-Balanced Startups Hilton Austin Downtown Salon EStewart Alsop • Vanessa Camones • Julie Ann Horvath • Colleen Taylor Can Photojournalism Survive the Smartphone Era? Hyatt Regency Austin Texas Ballroom 2-3Gary Hershorn • Kenneth Jarecke • Benjamin Lowy • William Philpott • Scout Tufankjian Creating Local News in a Connected World Hyatt Regency Austin Texas Ballroom 4-7Jim Brady Digital Disruption: Do or Die Trinity Hall Trinity HallDon Abraham • Eric Pfeifer • Kurt Unkel • Tony Vecchiato Education, Impact Investing and US Foreign Policy ACC Room 6ABKrishanti Vignarajah End to Brogramming? How Women are Shaping Tech JW Marriott Salon 1Nellie Bowles • Leah Chernikoff • Danika Laszuk • Danae Ringelmann • Nicole Sanchez Evolving From Founder to Great CEO Hilton Austin Downtown Salon JJoel Trammell Getting Old: A Job for the Young JW Marriott Room 408-409José Colucci Global Rise of Fashion Technology JW Marriott Room 205Marc Cameron • Martin McNulty • Kate Unsworth Happy Startup Endings: Acquisitions – Partnerships Hilton Austin Downtown Salon ABill Besselman • Alanna Cotton • Nirav Sheth • Robin Thurston How Kids Changed the Way We Design for Adults JW Marriott Salon DKerry Bodine • Lisa Lindström How the Google App Finds Answers Before You Search JW Marriott Room 208Aparna Chennapragada • Danny Sullivan Increasing the Diversity of Tech Startup Founders ACC Ballroom EKathy Burrell • Darnell Kemp • Natalia Oberti Noguera • Keith White Natural User Interface Design for Engaging Art and Performance JW Marriott Salon 3Joao Beira • Jerome Morrison • Matthew Mosher Paid Editing of Wikipedia: Getting Past 'Gotcha' Hyatt Regency Austin Hill Country ABCDWilliam Beutler • Sam Ford • Phil Gomes • Andrew Lih Perks of Being a SXSW Newbie JW Marriott Salon 4Sweet John Muehlbauer Radical Healthcare: What Do Consumers Want? JW Marriott Room 203-204Jennifer Chung • Alejandro Foung • Jason Oberfest • Vinnie Ramesh Social Stars to Super Stars: Latinos on the Rise ACC Ballroom FDaniel Aguilar • Drew Baldwin • Doug Greiff • Maiah Ocando • Cris Ordaz Step Up Your Game: How to Win the M-Commerce Race JW Marriott Room 206Blair Ethington • Mandi Meng Storytelling For Dummies: Create a Lasting Brand Hyatt Regency Austin Zilker Ballroom 2Johnny Brackett • John Kilcullen • Lauren Sherman The Mosaic Mindset: Building Luxury Brands Palm Door on Sixth Main StageJon Pearce The Power of Invention: Hiring, Firing and Wiring Hilton Austin Downtown Room 412Winston Binch • Pete Favat The Real Risks of 'Keepin' It Real' JW Marriott Salon 7Denise Cheng • Jenn Louie • Matt Stempeck TheDJBrain: Learn from the Happiest Profession JW Marriott Room 211-212Daniel Margulies • Wilfried Runde Turkey: Innovation in Global Communities Hilton Austin Downtown Salon HCeren Aslan • Bestem Buyum • Ms Seda Olmez Cakar • Canan Cakmakci Understanding Ember.js JW Marriott Salon BLuke Melia Unicorn #2: How Entrepreneurs Choose the Next Idea Hilton Austin Downtown Salon GVinay Bhagat • Jason Cohen • Dean Drako • Bob Fabbio Well-Designed: Creating Empathy-Driven Products JW Marriott Salon AJon Kolko When Quickies Aren’t Satisfying: Loyalty on Social Radisson Town Lake Riverside BallroomErika Brookes • Rebecca Harris • Michelle Lapierre • Holly Spaeth