The 22nd annual SXSW Interactive Festival is a five-day conference beginning this Friday, March 13, in Austin, Texas. The event includes presentations and panels from the brightest minds in business and technology. SXSW Interactive is the breeding ground for innovation, inspiration and creativity, and while our team gets ready for Austin, we asked them to share some of the sessions they’re most excited for.
Check out our top 3 panels you don’t want to miss this weekend:
Who: Gary Vaynerchuk, CEO, Vaynerchuk vs. Jack Welch, Former CEO, GE
When: Saturday, March 14 3:30PM – 4:30PM
Where: Austin Convention Center, Exhibit Hall 5
Why it will be GREAT: A no holds-barred Q&A with two of business’ greatest minds? Sign us up!
Gary Vaynerchuk and Jack Welch welcome your toughest questions on how to be battle-ready in today’s ever-changing business landscape. In a take-no-prisoners approach that only these two heavyweights could pull off, Jack and Gary will tell us how to take your business to the next level, no matter what stage of the game you’re at.
This is one session we will definitely be at. Will you? Let us know!
Who: Michael Smith, Global CIO & SVP Global Business Svcs, Mylan
When: Saturday, March 14 5:15PM – 5:30PM
Where: Austin Convention Center, Ballroom C
Why it will be GREAT: As a healthcare digital marketing agency, we are always keeping up with the latest tech trends in the industry, so of course we’ll be at Michael Smith’s Future15 session. We’re excited to hear from one of the industry’s leaders how we can better help our clients evolve as new digital healthcare technologies and practices emerge.
Are you ready to become a better healthcare marketer? Send a shout out to Elizabeth!
Who: Don Abraham, The Futures Company, Eric Pfeifer, VML, & Kurt Unkel and Tony Vecchiato of Team Detroit
When: Friday, March 13 5:00PM – 6:00PM
Where: Trinity Hall, 311 E 5th
Why it will be GREAT: We’re big believers in disruption. How else are you going to grab anyone’s attention in such a noisy world?
In this panel, presented by Team Detroit, we’re excited to go deep into what digital disruption is and check out the brands who are doing it right and why it’s working for them.
We’re ready to cause some digital disruption. Are you? Let’s chat.
In addition to these 3 panels, two trends we think are GREAT and are excited to check out are SXgood, a place where tech entrepreneurs, content creators and non-profits come together to brainstorm a better tomorrow and “Internet of Things” and the 70(!)+ sessions making mention of the term.
For all those fellow yogis, Elizabeth will be at SXSW Yoga Saturday, March 14 9:30AM – 10:30AM at Austin Convention Center, Room 8A. She’s even getting Scott to come along! Join them for some morning zen and let’s get a coffee after, on us!
What are you looking forward to most at SXSW? Let us know!