Amy Webb’s emerging tech trends report keynote from SXSW is now posted live for streaming. It’s worth spending an hour this weekend or on your commute to watch. Webb is a quantitative futurist whose team at NYU uses data-driven analysis to track tech trends year over year. You can download the full report here. And […]Read More Social Pulse, Week of 4-1
South by Southwest (SXSW) is emerging as a modern-day world’s fair — complete with global attendees, activations and tracks that serve as “pavilions” dedicated to countries and emerging technologies, and a community of people who are excited to see and share what’s next for humanity. This year there were exponentially more international attendees around Austin, […]Read More South by Southwest 2019
IS THIS YOUR FIRST TIME ATTENDING SXSW? I’m a SXSW old-timer at this point. This will be my 11th year attending. I’ve spoken four times and am now on the SXSW Advisory Board. I directly credit this event, the people I’ve met there, and the things I’ve learned with impacting my career in significant ways. […]Read More SXSW first-timer advice for 2018
For more than 20 years the South by Southwest (SXSW) Interactive Festival has catalyzed creativity, technology and innovation for thousands of global attendees each March in Austin, Texas. SXSW was the birthplace of emerging user behaviors like the digital backchannel (Twitter), geolocation wayfinding (Foursquare, now Swarm), group chat (Beluga, now Messenger) and social streaming (Meerkat, […]Read More Spectacles take SXSW 2017
I’m excited to share our panel at South by Southwest 2017 — Game Changer: Spectacles Come to Sports, telling the story of how we got one of the first pairs of Snapchat Spectacles and partnered with the Minnesota Wild and Sports Illustrated to explore POV storytelling. On Thanksgiving Eve, the Minnesota Wild became the first pro […]Read More SXSW 2017 session preview and first-timer advice
I’ve blogged at-length about the importance of South by Southwest and its effect on my career. I’ve reached the decade mark in attending this conference every March, and it seriously gets better every year. This year, I was thrilled to be named to the SXSW Advisory Board and have a hand selecting sessions for the […]Read More My SXSW 2016 Session Preview and First-Timer Advice
This was my eighth year attending South by Southwest Interactive (SXSW) in Austin, TX, and the expectations were high. The key theme I took away from SXSW 2013 was “Exponential Thinking, Exponential Opportunities,” and capitalizing on that thinking and opportunity, the main theme I took from SXSW this year was “Quit looking to others for […]Read More SXSW 2014: Quit looking to others for the next big thing. Go make it yourself!