2018 Speakers

A.J. Hassan

Executive Creative Director

R/GA Chicago

Aaron Ford

Dir Digital Advertising

The Orchard

Aaron Monty

Director of Creative Services

EPM Music

Abby Hendrix

Senor Producer

Walker

Afdhel Aziz

Afdhel Aziz

Founder

Conspiracy of Love

African Bead Museum

Olayami Dabls

Alberto Conti

Innovation Manager

Northrop-Grumman Aerospace Systems

Alex Nana – Sinkam

Open Innovation

IDEO

Andrew Burt

Chief Privacy Officer & Legal Engineer

Immuta

Anirban Kundu

CTO

Evernote

Ann Mack

Director of Insights Marketing of Facebook IQ

Facebook

Anne Hobson

Associate Fellow in Technology Policy

R Street Institute

Belmer Negrillo

UX Design Lead

Facebook

Biasha Mitchell

Dir Music Festival Strategy

Eventbrite

Boombox

Latent Design

Brandon Frankel

SVP Brand Partnerships

Paradigm Talent Agency

Brian Wong

Co-Founder & CEO

KIIP

Brian Wong

Brian Wong

Founder & CEO

Kiip

Bruce Katz

Centennial Scholar

The Brookings Institution

Bruno Natal

Creative Director

WeDemand

Bryanda Law

Founder & Editor-in-Chief

Quirktastic Media

Bryce Olson

Global Marketing Director

Health and Life Sciences, Intel

Carol Coletta

Sr. Fellow for American Cities Practice

The Kresge Foundation

Charles Alexander

CoFounder & Dir of Strategy

Streaming Promotions

Chen Shay

Software Engineer AMP

Google

Cheryl Dunye

Director

Cheryl Engelhardt

Composer & Songwriter & Consultant

CBE Music

Chiquita Collins

Associate Dean, Office of Diversity and Cultural Competence

Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Chrissy Metz

Chrissy Metz

Actor

Christiane Amanpour

Chief International Correspondent and Anchor

CNN

Claire L. Evans

Writer & Musician

Claire Parr

Co-Founder

Live in the Vineyard

Clara de Soto

Clara De Soto

Co - Founder

reply AI

Clara Kliman-Silver

UX Designer

Bonsai

Common

Common

Producer, Actor, Musician

Haakon, Crown Prince of Norway SXSW 2018 Speaker Startup & Tech Sectors - Photo Courtesy of Speaker

Crown Prince Haakon Magnus

Crown Prince

Norway

Dan Chuparkoff

Dir of Prod Healthcare Analytics

McKinsey & Company

Daniel Burwen

Director of Experience

Jaunt VR

Daniel Glass

President/Founder

Glassnote Entertainment

Darryl Ballantine

Founder & CEO

LyricFind

Dave Allen

Dir Artist & Music Industry Advocate

NORTH Music

David Marcus

EVP - Head of Music

Ticketmaster

Dawna Ballard

Associate Professor

The University of Texas at Austin

Dina LaPolt SXSW 2018 Speaker CLE - Photo Courtesy of Speaker

Dina LaPolt

Entertainment Attorney

LaPolt Law

Doc Searls

Director

Project VRM; Berkman Klein; Harvard University

Edith Yeung

Partner

500 Startups

Elaine Welteroth

Editor-In-Chief

Teen Vogue

Elizabeth Teisberg

Executive Director and Professor

Value Institute, Dell Medical School at UT Austin

Eron Bucciarelli

CEO

Soundstr

Faith Popcorn

Faith Popcorn

Founder & CEO

Faith Popcorn's BrainReserve

George White

George White

SVP

SiriusXM Satellite Radio

Gheskio Cholera Treatment Center

MASS Design Group

Gia Biagi

Sr. Director of Urbanism & Civic Impact

Studio Gang

Gig Sohn

Distinguished Fellow

Georgetown Law Institute for Technology Law & Policy

Graham Wetzbarger

Sr Dir Authentication & Compliance

The Real Real

Greg Patterson

Dir of Music Venue Strategy

Eventbrite

Greg Stanton

Mayor

City of Phoenix

Gretchen Jones

Fashion Director & MBA Fashion Candidate

Guive Balooch

Guive Balooch

Global VP of Technology Incubator

L'Oreal

Hasan Minhaj

Correspondent

The Daily Show

Hieu Ho

Development Executive

Buzzfeed

Howard Jacob, PhD

President & Chief Scientific Officer, Founder

Envision Genomics

Hugo Liu

Chief Scientist

Artsy

J Christopher Hamilton SXSW 2018 Speaker CLE - Photo Courtesy of Speaker

J. Christopher Hamilton

President/Chief Operating Officer and Co-Owner

The Black Group

J. Renee Chapman Navarro

Vice Chancellor

University of California, San Francisco

Jacob Tobia

Author

Penguin Random House

Jamelle Bouie

Chief Political Correspondent

Slate

Jared Ficklin

Creative Technologist

Argo Design

Jenna Niven

Creative Director

R/GA

Jessica Brillhart SXSW 2018 Speaker VR/AR - Photo Courtesy of Speaker

Jessica Brillhart

Virtual Reality Director

Brillhart

Jessica Shortall

Author

Work.Pump.Repeat.

Jim Mahoney

USA GM

Merlin

Joanna Hausmann SXSW 2018 Speaker News & Journalism - Photo Courtesy of Speaker

Joanna Hausmann

YouTube Producer & Personality

Jody Medich

Director of Design, XR Faculty

Singularity University

Joe Cole

Screenwriter

Marvel Entertainment

Joey Hendrickson

Founder & Consultant

How to Build a Music City

John S. Couch

Head of Design

Hulu

Joie Chung

Experience Designer

HomeAway

Jonathan Nolan

Jonathan Nolan

Showrunner, Co-Creator

Westworld

Julien Benatar

Software Engineer & Prod Mgr

Next Big Sound at Pandora

Kamau Ware

Artist-Historian & Founder

Black Gotham Experience

Karen Marie Mason

Karen Marie Mason

Director

Artist Launch

Kat Holmes

Founder

KATA

Katie Mustard

Producer

Mustard & Company

Keith Urban

Artist

Kelley Dixon

Editor

Breaking Bad, Better Call Saul

Kevin Bankston

Director

New America's Open Technology Institute

Laura Rister

Producer

Untitled Entertainment

Laurie Segall

Senior Tech Correspondent

CNN

Leah Shore

Leah Shore

Filmmaker

Lena Chen

Artist

Femina Non Grata

Lena Waithe

Lena Waithe

Screenwriter, Producer, Actress

Linda Boff

Chief Marketing Officer

GE

Lisa Callif SXSW 2018 Speaker CLE - Photo Courtesy of Speaker

Lisa Callif

Partner

Donaldson + Callif LLP

Lisa Joy

Lisa Joy

Showrunner, Co-Creator

Westworld

Liz Manashil

‎Manager of the Creative Distribution Initiative

Sundance Institute

Liz Rogers

Creative Director

Anacrusis Songs

Lou Weaver

Transgender Programs Coordinator

Equality Texas

Lucy Rose

Singer

Marcus Collins

Executive Director of Social Engagement

Doner

Mark Cuban

Entrepreneur

Mark Cuban Companies

Marne Levine

COO

Instagram

Martin Atkins

Author

Tour:Smart

Martin Mills

Founder

Beggars Group

Matthew Libatique

Matthew Libatique

American Society of Cinematographers

Mayor Michael Tubbs

Mayor

City of Stockton

Megan Hunt

Founder

Hello Holiday

Melanie Elturk

CEO

Haute Hijab

Mia Tramz

Managing Editor and Senior Multimedia Editor

Time Inc. + LIFE VR

Michael Ford

The Hip Hop Architect

Urban Arts Collective

Molly Neuman

Head of Music

Kickstarter

Monica Landers

CEO

StoryFit

Nakia

Artist

Nardwuar The Human Serviette

Human Serviette

Nardwuar, the Human Serviette

Natalia Nastaskin SXSW 2018 Speaker CLE - Photo Courtesy of Speaker

Natalia Nastaskin

Head of US Music Operations

United Talent Agency

Natalie Grant

Sr. Product Marketing Manager, VR/AR

Unity Technologies

Nathan Seidle

Founder / Chief of Technological Research

SparkFun

Nazanin Rafsanjani

Nazanin Rafsanjani

Creative Director

Gimlet Media

Nico Perez

Nico Perez

CoFounder

MixCloud

Nicole Aunapu Mann

Astronaut

NASA

Nikole Hannah-Jones SXSW 2018 Speaker News & Journalism - Photo Courtesy of Speaker

Nikole Hannah-Jones

Investigative Reporter

New York Times Magazine

Nolan Melson

Sr Consultant & Veterans Employee Resource Group Natl Co-Lead

Capgemini/Mervis Foundation

Nonny de la Peña

CEO and Founder

Emblematic Group

Olivier Assayas

Olivier Assayas

Director

Peter Strand SXSW 2018 Speaker CLE - Photo Courtesy of Speaker

Peter Strand

Attorney

Leavens Strand & Glover LLC

Phase Change

Futures North

Poppy Crum

Chief Scientist

Dolby Laboratories Inc

Portia Sabin

President

Kill Rock Stars

Rachel Whitney

Rachel Whitney

Head of Country Programming

Pandora

Rachel Williams

Head of Diversity & Inclusion

Yelp

Rajni Lucienne Jacques

Fashion Director

Teen Vogue

Rashi Khurana

Director of Engineering

Shuttershock

Rebecca Brown

Director of Policy

The Innocence Project

Rebecca Nellis

Executive Director

Cancers and Careers

Residente

Residente

Musical Artist

Rich Antoniello

Rich Antoniello

CEO of Complex Media

Richard Garriott

Co-Founder

USA PRT

Richard Socher

Chief Scientist

Salesforce

Sahil Patel

Senior Reporter

Digiday

Sandra Adair

Director, Editor

Sara Watson SXSW 2018 Speaker Startup & Tech Sectors - Photo Courtesy of Speaker

Sara Watson

Fellow & Technology Critic

Berkman Klein Center

Sarada Peri

Writer & Strategist

Saskia Wilson-Brown

Founder and Director

The Institute for Art and Olfaction

Savan Kotecha

Songwriter

Secretary Penny Pritzker

Former Secretary of Commerce

US Department of Commerce

Shanying Leung - 2018 Design Speaker

Shanying Leung

Design Director

Ant Financial

Social Sensory Architectures

Sean Ahlquist

Sofi Tukker

Sofi Tukker

Musical Artist

I'm Lovin' It: Music and McDonald's

Sohrab Nafici

Sohrab Nafici

Executive Director Music/Legal

Warner Brothers Pictures

Sony Theakanath

CEO & CoFounder

Asaii

Stefon Blom

Chief Strategy and Content Officer

Spotify

Stephanie Dinkins

Stephanie Dinkins

Artist + Professor

Stony Brook University

Sterling K Brown

Sterling K. Brown

Actor

Steve Adler

Steve Adler

Mayor of Austin

Steven Duong

Sr. Urban Designer

AECOM

Streicher Sisters

Streicher Sisters

Striiike

Stuart Brown

Head of Programme & Acquisitions

BFI London Film Festival

Sulinna Ong

Sulinna Ong

VP Artist Marketing

Deezer

Susan Wang

Marketing Director

Starsing Music Group

T.I.

T.I.

Musical Artist

Ted Leo

Artist

Territory Urban Design Team

Territory Urban Design Team

Theaster Gates

Social Practice Installation Artist

Rebuild + University Of Chicago

Tim Allen

Partner

Microsoft

Tim Hwang

Global Public Policy Lead

The Ethics and Governance of AI Fund

Tod Beardsley

Director of Research

Rapid7

Tom Mullen

VP, Mktg Catalog

Atlantic Records

Tracy Gardner SXSW 2018 Speaker CLE - Photo Courtesy of Speaker

Tracy Gardner

SVP, Digital Strategy and Global Business Development

Warner Music Group

Trevor Hardy

CEO

The Future Laboratory

Vanita Gupta

President & CEO

The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights

Victoria Espinel

President & CEO

BSA | The Software Alliance

Vivienne Ming

Co-Founder and Managing Partner

Socos

W. Kamau Bell

Sociopolitical Comedian / TV Host

United Shades of America

Wallace Jefferson SXSW 2018 Speaker CLE - Photo Courtesy of Speaker

Wallace Jefferson

Chief Justice

Alexander Dubose Jefferson & Townsend LLP

Waraire Boswell

Founder

Waraire Boswell

Wendy McCulley

Executive FUSE Fellow

FUSE Corps.

Young Guru

Audio Engineer / Chief Music Strategist

The Marketing Arm

Young Guru

Co-Founder

Era of the Engineer

Zach Zaborny

International Autism Consultant

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