SXSW Keynote: Instagram Founders Kevin Systrom & Mike Krieger with Josh Constine
The Instagram co-founders had resigned from their roles in the company in late 2018, and their appearance at SXSW in March 2019 was their first public appearance since stepping down. They discussed topics such as the influencer ecosystem and the need for creating safe online spaces, as well as their plans for the future.
Kevin Systrom (@kevin) is the CEO and co-founder of Instagram, a social-networking platform that was acquired by Facebook in 2012. Instagram has grown into a global community of over 1 billion and a family of apps including Instagram, IGTV, Direct, Boomerang, Layout, and more.
Mike Krieger is an entrepreneur and the co-founder of Instagram. While at Instagram, Mike served as the Chief Technology Officer (CTO), where he focused on building a broad range of creative products to empower the community to connect with their interests and passions.
Josh writes tech news and opinion for TechCrunch. He is an experienced public speaker, having moderated fireside chats and panels at over a dozen conferences including SXSW and TechCrunch Disrupt.