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Thursday, Feb 4, 2016

Session Preview: Hook ‘em: The Psychology of Persuasive Products

Written by Megan Collyer

“Designing a good product isn't easy, but accomplishing that alone isn't enough. Products that are true winners become customer habits,” says Austin native, Roger Dooley. Are you hooked yet? If yes, be sure to read on and then check out “Hook ‘em: The Psychology of Persuasive Products,” at SXSW Interactive...

Tuesday, Feb 2, 2016

Session Preview: Embracing Failures to Drive, Not Derail, Business

Written by Megan Collyer

From the outside, former Olympic skier and NFL athlete, Jeremy Bloom has it all. Beyond his athletic career, he’s also a philanthropist and technology startup CEO. Yet, despite his nontraditional path to success, he has faced significant failures that led him to his current role as CEO. His heart-wrenching miss...

Tuesday, Feb 2, 2016

Session Preview: Inner Space – Bioelectronics and Medicine's Future

Written by Megan Collyer

Speaker and Vice President of Bioelectronics at GlaxoSmithKline, Kristoffer Famm, will join CEO Kate Rosenbluth of Cala Health; University of Texas at Dallas professor Walter Voit; and Sree Sreenivasan, Chief Digital Officer for The Metropolitan Museum of Art in March to discuss “Inner Space: Bioelectronics and Medicine's Future.” The panelists...

Thursday, Jan 28, 2016

Session Preview: Deep Web & Dark Social – Is Anything Really Private?

Written by Megan Collyer

Marc Jenson, Chief Technology Officer of space150, and Greg Swan, Vice President of Public Relations and Emerging Media, have a unique perspective on what's coming up in deep web and dark social, and how that will affect brands, business and everyday people. Join them both at SXSW for their session,...

Tuesday, Jan 26, 2016

Session Preview: Game Design for VR Pioneers

Written by Megan Collyer

Theresa Duringer of San Mateo, California will host a solo session titled, Game Design for VR Pioneers at this year’s SXSW. Her session is intended for developers and VR enthusiasts interested in the game design field, who are curious about emergent design solutions in gaming’s newest frontier. Duringer self-labels as...

Thursday, Jan 14, 2016

Session Preview: Artificial Intelligence and Your Shopping Habit

Written by Megan Collyer

Aki Iida has been leading design, development and execution of all mobile technology products at Zappos Mobile since 2012. He lives and breathes mobile and innovative tech, and loves sharing the work that Zappos is doing. Employed at Zappos since 2002, Iida played a large role in developing the fulfillment...

Thursday, Jan 7, 2016

Session Preview: Ending Cannabis Prohibition – Technology, Politics and Culture

Written by Megan Collyer

Californian, Elizabeth Conway, works in public affairs with a variety of emerging technologies – health, financial and cannabis, to name a few. From the front lines of government to technology trenches, Conway knows government listens to technology players different than those in other industries. She also believes that government often...