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Friday 8th March 2013

  1. Enterprise Invades the Apps Playground to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Friday 8th March

    Long a stronghold for consumer-friendly photo apps, games, and renegade business apps, the app stores of today are in for a major renovation as enterprise-class comes into its own. Think ...

    At Four Seasons, San Jacinto Ballroom (map)

  2. Growing a Digital Business in Eastern Europe to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Friday 8th March

    Eastern Europe is the new digital Wild West - with amazing opportunities. Traditionally most entrepreneurs had to go to the US to make their digital dreams come true - with ...

    At Four Seasons, San Jacinto Ballroom (map)

Saturday 9th March 2013

  1. Making It Rain in Non-Techy Markets to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Saturday 9th March

    Forget the enterprise vs. consumer debate: The not-so-tech-savvy markets are the biggest opportunities in tech. Consider dotloop, a company on a mission to eliminate paperwork in real estate, an industry ...

    At Four Seasons, San Jacinto Ballroom (map)

  2. The Rise of Re-Commerce: Shop Used in a New Way to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Saturday 9th March

    Fact: There is $7,000 worth of unused stuff in your home. But turning that stuff into cash isn't easy, and most consumers don't even know where to start. Despite a ...

    At Four Seasons, San Jacinto Ballroom (map)

  3. Pop (Up) Culture to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Saturday 9th March

    Deliberately temporary, often housed in once-blighted spaces, and enabled by social and mobile technologies, pop ups are disrupting the retail experience and revitalizing our neighborhoods. In the last year, the ...

    At Four Seasons, San Jacinto Ballroom (map)

  4. Flash Flood! Good, Bad & Ugly Product Frenzies to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Saturday 9th March

    Flash demand -- a catchy term synonymous with “Be careful what you wish for.” It is a new reality in an instant-gratification world, a blindside hit to retailers who have ...

    At Four Seasons, San Jacinto Ballroom (map)

Sunday 10th March 2013

  1. Home Room to

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    A new addition to the 2013 lineup, SXSW Home Rooms are where you get the most current information about all the presentations, panels, and networking opportunities for the day ahead. ...

    At Four Seasons, San Jacinto Ballroom (map)

  2. The Secrets of Generation Flux to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Sunday 10th March

    The velocity of change in our business world-and our culture-has reached unprecedented levels. This is a historic era that transcends industries and national borders, and it presents new challenges to ...

    At Four Seasons, San Jacinto Ballroom (map)

  3. The Secret Dangers of Online Influence Marketing to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Sunday 10th March

    Are marketers wasting time and money with today's influence measurement tools? This all-star panel of social media thought leaders exposes the pitfalls of finding social media influencers, and reveals why ...

    At Four Seasons, San Jacinto Ballroom (map)

  4. Can Ad Agencies & Brands Humanize Technology? to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Sunday 10th March

    Without question, emerging technologies such as Twitter and Foursquare provide new modes of utility to users…but can these technology-focused platforms be leveraged as the perfect canvas for creativity? Can these ...

    At Four Seasons, San Jacinto Ballroom (map)

  5. Affinity, Intent & the War for Marketing Dollars to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Sunday 10th March

    Every day people conduct billions of searches on Google, and in the process they create what John Battelle famously called a ‘database of intentions:' A massive record of the world's ...

    At Four Seasons, San Jacinto Ballroom (map)

Monday 11th March 2013

  1. Growing an Asocial Company in a Social World to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Monday 11th March

    Social networks have phenomenal growth characteristics. Though the barrier to entry is high (convincing a group of people to simultaneously believe it's a good idea), once you've on-boarded enough adopters ...

    At Four Seasons, San Jacinto Ballroom (map)

  2. Negotiating Open Source to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Monday 11th March

    As the market for open source products expands beyond enthusiasts, it's increasingly being adopted by companies and organizations unfamiliar or even uncomfortable with the GPL and other free and open ...

    At Four Seasons, San Jacinto Ballroom (map)

  3. Hardware Hacking: From DIY to Revenue to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Monday 11th March

    Everyone talks about software, so this panel will look at how to launch a HARDWARE company. Conventional wisdom is that hardware is hard, but there's a growing community of makers ...

    At Four Seasons, San Jacinto Ballroom (map)

  4. Shut Up & Take My Money: LEGO Does Crowdsourcing to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Monday 11th March

    Come hear from the intrapreneurs with a web-startup mindset who opened the LEGO Group to solicit and deliver crowdsourced products. In 2011, LEGO opened its factory doors with LEGO CUUSOO, ...

    At Four Seasons, San Jacinto Ballroom (map)

  5. WTF Is a DEO? The Mashup of Creativity & Business to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Monday 11th March

    A “DEO, or the “Design Executive Officer”, is a hybrid of a strategic business executive and a creative, problem solver who places design and creativity at the center of their ...

    At Four Seasons, San Jacinto Ballroom (map)

Tuesday 12th March 2013

  1. The Rise of the Impact Entrepreneur to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Tuesday 12th March

    We all love sharing photos online, but isn't there more we can do with technology? Hopefully yes, given our nation's problems like health care costs outstripping growth of GDP, reliance ...

    At Four Seasons, San Jacinto Ballroom (map)

  2. DIY IP: Protect Yo Self, Don't Wreck Yo Self to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Tuesday 12th March

    Entrepreneurs want to focus on their business, not spend time worrying about legal issues. However, taking a little time early on to think about intellectual property strategy can save money ...

    At Four Seasons, San Jacinto Ballroom (map)

  3. In Defense of Mashups: Bootstrapping or Stealing? to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Tuesday 12th March

    HousingMaps.com, the prototypical mashup, shows that awesome things can happen when data is freely used to create something bigger than the sum of its parts. Many business have tried bootstrapping ...

    At Four Seasons, San Jacinto Ballroom (map)

  4. The Art & Science of Hacking an Industry to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Tuesday 12th March

    Every business claims to be disruptive. Most startup founders want to innovate the next app or feature to attract more dollars or clicks than the industry standard. Now there's a ...

    At Four Seasons, San Jacinto Ballroom (map)