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Guide to McCombs at SXSW 2016: Faculty and Alumni Speakers and Events to Look Out For

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Not yet ready for South by Southwest Interactive 2016? If you're still figuring out what to see, hear, and do when the conference hits Austin starting March 11, take a look at our list of McCombs School of Business-related SXSWi sessions featuring faculty and alumni, as well as events — and then mark your schedules.

Ethics

 

Improv(e) Your Ethics: Role Play Decision Making

Amira Pollock, adjunct professor, and Karen Landolt, lecturer in Business, Government and Society

Where: JW Marriott, Salon 8, 110 E. 2nd St.

When: Monday, March 14, at 3:30 p.m.


Health Care

 

Fixing the Patient Behavior Change Gap

Colin Anawaty, BBA '06, co-founder and CPO at Patient IO  

Where: JW Marriott, Room 203-204, 110 E. 2nd St.

When: Tuesday, March 15 at 5:00 p.m.

 

Under My Thumb: Regulation and Health Care Disruption

James Eadie, MBA '10, principal at Sante Ventures  

Where: JW Marriott, Room 201-202, 110 E. 2nd St.

When: Monday, March 14 at 5:00 p.m.

 

We the People: Health Care and the 2016 Election

Lauren (Forshey) Chauret, BBA '09, partner and director of operations at PTV Healthcare Capital  

Where: JW Marriott, Room 201-202, 110 E. 2nd St.

When: Tuesday, March 15 at 11:00 a.m.

 

Sharing Economy

 

Sports and the Sharing Economy

Dan Driscoll, MBA '14, founder and CEO of reQwip

Where: Four Seasons, San Jacinto, 99 San Jacinto Blvd.

When: Saturday, March 12 at 3:30 p.m.

 

Startups

 

The Real Wild West Is East: China’s Big Three Markets

Ed Hemphill, MBA '05, co-founder and CEO of WigWag  

Where: Hilton Austin Downtown, Salon B, 500 E. 4th St.

When: Tuesday, March 15 at 9:30 a.m.

 

Startup Success: Stories from Startup Veterans

Aimy Steadman, MBA '13, founder and COO of Beatbox Beverages

Where: Hilton Austin Downtown, Salon A, 500 E. 4th St.

When: Monday, March 14 at 3:30 p.m.

 

Pitch by Startups: The Game-Changers from Japan

Sandeep Kumar, MBA '96, partner at Kizki Japan Fund, Global Ascent Partners, and TechRanch

Where: Vulcan Gas Company, 418 E. 6th St.

When: Monday, March 14 at 10:00 a.m.

 

Social Media

 

How Austin Leads the Business of Social Media

Erik Qualman, MBA '99, speaker at Equalman Studios  

Where: Hilton Austin Downtown, Austin Chamber Offices, 500 E. 4th Street

When: Sunday, March 13 at 12:30 p.m.  


Branding

 

The Ballsy Brit's Guide to Better Brand Trolling

Tim Washer, MBA '96, creative director for Cisco

Where: Hilton Austin Downtown, Room 616AB, 500 E. 4th St.

When: Monday, March 14 at 9:30 a.m.

 

Launching a Brand

Robert Malcolm, executive in residence

Where: Hilton Austin Downtown, Room 408, 500 E. 4th St.

When: Saturday, March 12 at 12:30 p.m.

 

Events

 

Ding! Speed Meetings with UT Austin Entrepreneurs-in-Residence

Bob Metcalfe, professor of IROM, and Louise Epstein, MBA '85, former entrepreneur-in-residence

Where: UT Launchpad, 3TEN Austin City Limits Live, 310 Second St.

When: Saturday, March 12 at 11:00 a.m.

 

SXAmericas Startup Pitch Competition

Toni Miranda, MSTC '12, new ventures manager for the Texas A&M System Technology Commercialization

Where: Hilton Austin Downtown, Salon D, 500 E. 4th St.

When: Monday, March 14 at 5:00 p.m.

 

Healthcare@McCombs SXSWi Reception 

Invite only (email: Roanna.Flowers@mccombs.utexas.edu)

Where: Heierman Building, 115 E. 5th Street

When: Monday, March 14 at 6 p.m.

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