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Sunday, March 15 • 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Even Hardware Is All About the Software

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Great hardware is hard. Great software is hard. But without great software, the hardware will never be anything more than a gadget.
Hardware creates the tangible and tactile brand experience consumers desire, while the software communicates the core brand message and delivers the equity-building relationship that exists in the consumer's online and digital brand experience.
Hardware success is often short lived, but software can create consumer relationships that can last beyond a company’s first great product. Software is what the consumer experiences between different versions and platforms of hardware products.
In this talk, experts from R/GA and Techstars will discuss how software can make up for hardware shortcomings, evolving to improve the benefits of hardware without requiring a service visit.

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Dylan Boyd

Managing Dir, R/GA
R/GA Ventures is dedicated to innovation and holds the investments made by the agency through its accelerator programs. Ventures will also oversee other agency innovation and IP initiatives as well as R/GA’s investments in a select group of startups unrelated to the Accelerator... Read More →

Nick Coronges

VP/Technology Partner, R/GA
As VP, Technology Partner, R/GA Ventures, Nick Coronges drives product technology innovation and development for R/GA. Nick works with both major brands and startups to develop integrated products and businesses, and is the technical director for R/GA’s Accelerator program.

Sunday March 15, 2015 12:30pm - 1:30pm CDT
JW Marriott Room 210

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