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SXSW 2017 Preview: McCombs Speakers to Share Business Expertise

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Each year, South by Southwest Interactive brings leaders and trailblazers to Austin. And each year, McCombs School of Business faculty, alumni, and students are among those chosen as SXSW speakers and panelists.  

To help plan your schedule for SXSWi 2017, which runs March 10-16, consider these sessions featuring members of the McCombs community.

Angel Investing

Dear Angel, Don't Write That Check...Yet!

Andrea Kalmans, MBA '02, partner at Lontra Ventures

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

When: Tuesday, March 14 from 12:30pm – 1:30pm

 

Big Data

Measuring Media: Big Dreams, Big Data

Ken Cho, MBA '03, CEO of PeoplePattern

Where: Hilton Austin Downtown, Austin Chamber of Commerce, 500 E. 4th St.

When: Sunday, March 12 from 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

 

It's Time to Ask More of Open Data

Brett Hurt, BBA '94, CEO and co-founder of data.world

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

When: Saturday, March 11 from 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

 

Brands and Marketing

Contemporary Curation: How Imagery Shapes a Brand

Art Markman, Annabel Irion Worsham Centennial Professor of Psychology and Marketing

Where: Sellers, 213 W. 4th St.

When: Saturday, March 11 from 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

 

Health Care

Tech's Lessons for Health Care

Carl Shepherd, MBA '76, co-founder, chief strategic and development officer at HomeAway

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

When: Friday, March 10 from 12:30pm – 1:30pm

 

Capability, Comfort, Calm — High Quality Health Care

Elizabeth Teisberg, professor of Business, Government, and Society

Where: Austin Convention Center, Room 9AB, 500 E. Cesar Chavez St.

When: Saturday, March 11 from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

 

Pitch Events  

PitchTexas MBA Pitch Competition

Michael Massad, MBA '18, and Preston James, entrepreneur-in-residence  

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

When: Wednesday, March 15 from 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

 

Accelerator Pitch: Innovative World Technologies

Laura Kilcrease, Texas Executive MBA '92, managing director of Triton Ventures

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

When: Saturday, March 11 from 5:00pm – 6:00pm

 

Pitch Workshop

Improv(e) Your Pitch Presence, Poise and Connection

Amira Pollock, MBA+ program communications coach

Where: Westin Austin Downtown, Continental 1, 310 E. 5th St. 

When: Friday, March 10 from 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

 

Technology

Latinos in Tech Solving Wealth Disparity Gaps

Betty Salanic, BBA '08, manager of strategic partnerships at the Hispanic Heritage Foundation

Where: Austin Convention Center, Trade Show - Next Stage - Exhibit Hall 4, 500 E. Cesar Chavez St.

When: Sunday, March 12 from 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

 

Search & Social Tech: Will Austin Lead or Follow?

William Leake, MBA '94, CEO at Apogee Results

Where: Hilton Austin Downtown, Austin Chamber of Commerce, 500 E 4th St.

When: Monday, March 13 from 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

 

Empowering a Billion Women by 2020

Ingrid Vanderveldt, MBA '96, CEO and founder of Empowering a Billion Women by 2020

Where: JW Marriott, Salon 5-6, 110 E. 2nd St

When: Friday, March 10, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

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