Nibbles & Bits

SXSW Interactive 2016 Recap

by | March 21, 2016

South by Southwest (SXSW) Interactive in Austin each March showcases five days of compelling panel sessions led by the brightest minds in emerging technologies, hands-on instructional Workshops, one-on-one Mentor opportunities with industry leaders and a variety of exciting networking opportunities.

Self-proclaimed but true, SXSW Interactive is a true incubator of cutting-edge technologies and creativity – it’s the place to preview the technology of tomorrow today. We attended this year and had the opportunity to attend a number of panels relevant to our industry.

One of the stand-out panels that we attended was “Is Your Fridge Judging You? Tales from the IoT.” The Internet of Things (IoT) is a hot topic, will be a key driver of consumer electronics innovations and has enormous implications across every sector of our economy. We’re on the cusp of turning everything “smart” — from our homes to our street corners — but how do we build a market that supports innovation while still protects your right to privacy? This panel discussed challenges and opportunities of these technologies and what policymakers need to know.

Here are some additional highlights:

It was a pleasure meeting all of our new connections; we look forward to seeing you again next year at SXSW. If you’re still in Austin, our CEO Aaron Hughes will be attending an ARIN on the Road event tomorrow (3/22). Be sure to say hello if you’re there!

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Head of R&D
viewquest

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Co-Founder & CEO
HexaBulid

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Chief Strategy Officer,
BlueCat

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Investment Director
SwissCom

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VP of Marketing
Secure64

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VP of Marketing
Secure64

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