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Friday 8th March 2013

  1. #ageofdamage: Be the Company You Want to Keep to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Friday 8th March

    David Jones is CEO of Havas, co-founder of One Young World—a non-profit organization described by CNN as the "young Davos"—and author of Who Cares Wins: Why Good Business is Better ...

    At Four Seasons, Four Seasons Ballroom (map)

  2. 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)

  3. Data & Gamification: Value to the Enterprise to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Friday 8th March

    Is Gamification fulfilling its promise and where is it taking us now? The buzz of gamification is still humming along, mainly because of its tantalizing promise: there are fairly obvious ...

    At Four Seasons, Four Seasons Ballroom (map)

  4. 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. Home Room to

    Meet Up on Saturday 9th March

    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, Four Seasons Ballroom (map)

  2. SRI's Secrets to Successful Innovation to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Saturday 9th March

    From the creation of the first computer mouse to the development of Siri, SRI International has been propelling tech innovation for over half a century. The nonprofit research institute is ...

    At Four Seasons, Four Seasons Ballroom (map)

  3. 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)

  4. Your Execution Year: Fly or Die in Four Quarters to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Saturday 9th March

    The odometer on your startup is turning over 1095 days - your third year building your passion into a business. You've raised your seed and Series A, recruited the first ...

    At Four Seasons, Four Seasons Ballroom (map)

  5. Digital A-Z for B2B to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Saturday 9th March

    At last year's SXSW, a starved crowd of B2B marketers shuffled into a standing-room-only session track to hear more about this often-neglected topic. Meanwhile, the volume of B2B transactions is ...

    At Four Seasons, Four Seasons Ballroom (map)

  6. 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)

  7. Bootstrapping Pros & Cons: Imgur's Experience to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Saturday 9th March

    In a bootstrapped company, the entrepreneurial decision-making process is decidedly different because the company must balance the need to make money while growing the business. This session will examine the ...

    At Four Seasons, Four Seasons Ballroom (map)

  8. 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)

  9. 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)

  10. The Global Fight to Democratize Access to Capital to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Saturday 9th March

    A global fight is currently underway to democratize access to capital for entrepreneurs. With over half of the world population engaged in self-generated work, the outcome of this is critical. ...

    At Four Seasons, Four Seasons Ballroom (map)

Sunday 10th March 2013

  1. Home Room to

    Meet Up on Sunday 10th March

    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. Consumer Data: Can I Get Satisfaction? to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Sunday 10th March

    Since the dawn of spam and server hacks, there has been trepidation on the part of the consumer in sharing their personal data with the companies they interact with, and ...

    At Four Seasons, Four Seasons Ballroom (map)

  3. 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)

  4. Outsourcing Startup Operations to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Sunday 10th March

    Outsourcing allows a startup to focus on its core competency, maintain an engineering culture and add leverage to every member of its team. This session will cover how an early-stage ...

    At Four Seasons, Four Seasons Ballroom (map)

  5. 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)

  6. 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)

  7. Improve Your Business with Open Source Principles to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Sunday 10th March

    Open source has been an incredibly successful way to create and share software that has become ubiquitous, from Android to Firefox to the many unseen places we use Linux in ...

    At Four Seasons, Four Seasons Ballroom (map)

  8. 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)

  9. The New API: Apps, Partners & Income to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Sunday 10th March

    API as a term is moving beyond technical insiders. That's because APIs themselves are more than just the nice-to-have feature they once were. It stands for Application Programmer Interface, but ...

    At Four Seasons, Four Seasons 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. The Art of the Acquisition: How to Sell a Startup to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Monday 11th March

    For whatever reason, you've decided that the time is right for your startup company to exit. You're looking to be acquired, but you have no idea where to start. After ...

    At Four Seasons, Four Seasons Ballroom (map)

  4. Damn the Man! Disrupting Regulated Industries to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Monday 11th March

    As if building a successful company from scratch wasn't hard enough, tech startups in certain industries are facing an additional hurdle: government regulation. From product design to launch strategy, pricing ...

    At Four Seasons, Four Seasons Ballroom (map)

  5. 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)

  6. 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)

  7. When Bad Names Happen to Good Startups to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Monday 11th March

    Dropped vowels. Extra Zs. Domains du jour. These common namehacks may seem unique to digital startups. But the challenge their owners face is one that's been around since the days ...

    At Four Seasons, Four Seasons Ballroom (map)