I'll be headed back to Austin in March 2013 for SXSW Interactive. Here’s why: People. SXSW interactive attracts people who are making things happen. Just about everyone who makes the investment for this event is serious about what they do. I go for the people. Health. No longer capitalized by skateboard riding technogeeks, health has made a clear mark (or ... Continue Reading about Why I’ll be at SXSW in 2013
This week I listened to Don Tapscott deliver an opening keynote at SXSW, Rethinking Civilization for the Social Age. Beyond showcasing all the functional elements of a gifted speaker, he offered the kind of ideas that left me thinking about magnitude of everything I see happening around me. His presentation centered on new models of solving global problems. His ... Continue Reading about Rethinking Civilization for the Social Age
So I’m sitting in room at SXSW with a couple hundred people waiting for a program on design to begin. But speaker doesn’t show. No one can find her. With the program uncomfortably delayed, a SXSW official approaches the mike and invites anyone from the audience to step up and speak on the topic of their choice. Initially the audience went silent. Then a guy named ... Continue Reading about Are You Ready for Your Moment?
There’s alot of talk here at SXSW about Highlight. It’s a spankin' new location app that tells you who’s immediately around you. You can see their name, photos of them, mutual friends, and anything else they have chosen to share. Highlight runs in the background and lets you know about the people around you. Crunchbase calls Highlight a mobile ambient awareness ... Continue Reading about Highlight
Alrightee, it’s time to submit your proposal for the 2012 SXSW Interactive Festival, March 9-13 in Austin, Texas. Through its inaugural health track in 2011, SXSWi brought together an amazing collection of health thinkers - 2012 should be great. If you’ve never made SXSW it’s something you should experience at least once – I consider it one of the most powerful ... Continue Reading about 2012 SXSWi Health Track is Coming
This year marked the first year for SXSW to have a dedicated health track. The inclusion of health on this forward facing landscape was pretty cool. Most importantly it was exciting to see non-health people taking interest in what we do. Kudos to Hugh Forrest and the folks at SXSW for helping facilitate health's coming out. We saw the launch of Rock Health, ... Continue Reading about SXSW 2011 and Health