SXSW Speakers On Innovation, Big Data, & VR

SXSW 2017 Speakers

Whenever experts and thought leaders converge to share ground-breaking insights, the Leading Authorities speakers bureau team is there too.

For another consecutive year, we are thrilled to report that several of our keynote speakers attended the South by Southwest (SXSW) conference and presented on everything from the morality of big data to innovation within the Department of Defense (DoD).

We've assembled a list of seven SXSW speakers who discuss innovation, big data, virtual reality (VR), and many more emerging tech topics below for you to check out and consider for an upcoming event.

SXSW Speakers On Innovation, Big Data, & VR

Take a closer look at each of these phenomenal SXSW speakers who discuss innovation and emerging technologies and check out their individual speaker profile pages for more information about their speaking topics and expertise by clicking the links below.

Jonah Berger is a Wharton professor and New York Times best-selling author of  multiple books. Jonah’s keynote talk, based around his book, Invisible Influence: The Hidden Forces That Shape Behavior, which looks at the ways companies and individuals can capitalize on social influence to persuade others and find new ways of getting ahead.

Former US Secretary of Transportation, Anthony Foxx, is sitting on a panel about the rise of driverless cars and the incredible economic opportunities presented by integrated technologies and digital cities. The panel will also look at the cooperation required among private and public sectors, and the massive transformation of the transportation system that’s yet to come.

Popular CNN Anchor, Jake Tapper, is going to moderate a conversation with Joint Chiefs of Staff Paul Selva about leading the Joint Force to embrace new technologies, expand its partnerships, and get comfortable with change.

Meet the Press host Chuck Todd is hosting a session called “Is Big Data Destroying the US Political System?”–which aims at understanding how and why everyone got the 2016 election so wrong. The big question: Has data helped to increase polarization and to short circuit our ability to govern?

World-class blind climber, Erik Weihenmayer, despite having lost vision at age 13, is an accomplished world-class climber, paraglider, skier, and kayaker. He has spoken at SXSW about leading a “No Barriers Life,” exceeding expectations, and developing creative and pioneering strategies to solve the unique challenges he faces. Another tear-jerker, it’s hard to not leave Erik’s talk feeling optimistic and motivated for a brighter future.

Strategist and design think expert Mona Patel will offer a hands-on innovation workshop at SXSW aimed at showcasing the best tools for getting ideas flowing. Drawing on methods like “bodystorming” and the “What-if” technique, Mona’s workshop goes beyond just sparking ideas to actually develop a prioritized set of solutions and features ready to put into action.

Consumer Technology Association CEO, Gary Shapiro, will appear on a panel looking at the role of technology in giving back to communities. Evaluating the intersection of tech trends and moral responsibilities, this is a forward-looking conversation about corporate social responsibility.

Futurist and best-selling author Shawn DuBravac will sit on a panel talking about the ways  virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) are positioned to deeply change our culture—and our relationship with both the digitized world and ourselves. 

Mick Ebeling has been nominated for his third SXSW Innovation Award for developing breakthrough wearable technology that helps deaf people hear music for the first time. The project has been dubbed “Music: Not Impossible,” and Mick will present it at SXSW.

Want more? To see the complete list of the speakers we represent who have spoken at SXSW in the past, click here

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