More SXSW 2017 Speakers, Sessions Announced
October 17, 2016 at 12:48 PM (PT)
The 2017 SOUTH BY SOUTHWEST CONFERENCE AND FESTIVALS, MARCH 10th-19th, announced a third wave of KEYNOTES and FEATURED SPEAKERS, plus more than 700 sessions for the event. S
New conference KEYNOTES include filmmaker GARETH EDWARDS ("Rogue One: A Star Wars Story," "Godzilla" and "Monsters"); ADAM GRANT, author of "Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World"; Creative Director and L.A. Anchor for BEATS 1 ZANE LOWE; and MT. EVEREST photographer CORY RICHARDS. The full list of announced Keynotes and Featured Speakers can be found here.
Commented SXSW Chief Programming Officer HUGH FORREST: "The programming announced today reflects a lot of the bigger-picture trends we think will be getting the most buzz in MARCH 2017. These trends include innovation in the transportation space, the rise of artificial intelligence, more emphasis on innovation within healthcare, and an increase in creative industry inclusion. Of course, the biggest trend for SXSW is always the convergence of the technology, music, and film industries, as different people from different sectors gain incredible value by sharing new ideas and new approaches to common challenges.”
The first 700+ announced sessions can be found at SXSW.com, with details of three Featured Sessions below. Additional KEYNOTES, FEATURED SPEAKERS, and CONFERENCE sessions will be announced in the coming months.
Elephant on Madison Avenue (WORKPLACE) - In a follow-up to the SXSW 2016 Elephant in the Valley Keynote, the Elephant on Madison Avenue Featured Session will discuss sexual harassment and gender bias in the advertising industry, and how it compares to tech. Panelists: MICHELE MADANSKY, MICHELE MANDANSKY CONSULTING; LISEN STROMBERG, CEO/founder, PRISMWORK; and LESLIE WINGO, President/CEO of SANDERSWINGO.
Collaborative Innovation in the Digital Health Age (HEALTH) - In our increasingly interconnected world, the future of healthcare can at times read more like a GENE RODDENBERRY story than, well, the future. Join consumer wellness and big data giants as they discuss cross-industry partnerships and the convergence of health and IT that's delivering improved health outcomes and transforming the patient experience. Panelists: ALEX GORSKY, Chairman/CEO of JOHNSON & JOHNSON; GINNI ROMETTY, Chairman/President/CEO of IBM CORPORATION; and moderator CLAY JOHNSTON, Dean at DELL MEDICAL SCHOOL
Is Government Disrupting Disruption? (GOVERNMENT) - MARK CU BAN and other panelists will discuss how they’re working both with and against government regulation in achieving successful disruption - particularly in regulated marketplaces such as ride-sharing, travel, ticketing, and now insurance. Panelists: MARK CUBAN, entrepreneur and investor, and ADAM LYONS, CEO at THE ZEBRA, interviewed by MICHELE SKELDING, SVP Global Technology and Innovation, AUSTIN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE.