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rundown The SXSW Experience New Tech Collaboration Professional, Personal & Cultural Privacy AI




SXSW started out in 1987 as a music festivalInteractive was not added to the roster until 1999In 2014 the interactive portion alone brought in 32,798 people from 82 different countriesOffering over 1,000 interactive sessions by over 2,300 speakers!

Wait, so SXSW is a conference?

Planning & Preparation


Open Mind



SXSW - Holy PoopMusicBrainsFree SwagFoodFunPerspective

Team BondingLearned about my co-workersCreated a stronger connection"If you can share a beer with this person then you can hangout."

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privacy Social is the opposite of privacy - social has been around longer than you think Being in control - we decide what we are comfortable with Accepting Yes in that app Sign in SSLZerocash is a new protocol that provides a privacy-preserving version of Bitcoin (or a similar currency) "Personal information is almost like virtual currency Meerkat tweeting live video Medicine, Safe Driving, Public Health are areas potentially have compelling benefits e.g. reducing risky driver behavior e.g. eliminating or reducing hospital stays e.g. understanding disease trends through social media

artificial intelligence (AI) IBM Watson NextIT - The Virtual Health Assistant

daves top 10 sxsw finds - live video tweeting - recon on someone before you meet them (since sxsw LinkedIn bought them) - AlchemyAPI will start to interface with this - client gifts, that they choose - free conference calling - virtual healthcare trending - startups - gamification, CorporateRewards is doing this - on demand battery power - authentication source