“Tech Under Trump” Sessions Take Shape
The first five sessions for the “Tech Under Trump” programming at SXSW 2017 have now been posted via the online schedule. Over the next few weeks, look for us to add about a dozen more panels and presentations covering how the tech industry may be impacted by the new administration. These “Tech Under Trump” sessions occur Wednesday, March 15 and Thursday, March 16 at the JW Marriott in downtown Austin.
Blockchain Opportunities Abound: The Next 4 Years! Ashish Gadnis of Banqu Inc feels that the new administration’s limited expertise in the technology sector leaves room for lots of innovation from industry experts. Attend this session to learn more about how this space will evolve. Scheduled for Wednesday, March 15
How Will Trump Steer Car and Transportation Tech? This all-star panel explores how the new administration will treat the emerging self-driving car industry. It will also tackle the challenges of alternative-fuel vehicles in an economy that will put a strong emphasis on fossil fuels. Scheduled Thursday, March 16.
The State of the Open Internet In the Age of Trump. Quincy Larson’s recent post about Mark Zuckerberg scored more than 7000 likes on Medium. For SXSW, he expands the scope of this argument to cover the changes in Washington DC for 2017 and beyond. Scheduled Wednesday, March 15.
Virtual Reality: The Make It or Break It Years. Will the new administration help or hinder the nascent VR industry? Will VR be the technology we use to escape a dystopian future, or can it be used to build a new better world? Austin VR expert Patrick Curry leads this fascinating panel discussion. Scheduled Thursday, March 16.
With Extreme Bias: Consuming Media in the Trump Era. For this solo presentation, NextDraft’s Dave Pell tracks more than 75 (real) news sites day and will talk about the state of news — including what we consume, what we share, and how the rules of the game are being rewritten during the Trump era. Scheduled Thursday, March 16.
The intersection of technology and policy will also be explored via the Government Track at SXSW 2017. Find other compelling topics on the March Magic agenda by using the search bar at the top right corner of the online schedule. Purchase your SXSW badge before the end of the day on Friday, February 10 to save $100 on walkup registration fees. Learn more about the improved 2017 badge functionality by viewing this short video.
Hugh Forrest tries to write four paragraphs per day on Medium. These posts generally cover technology-related trends. When not attempting to wordsmith, he serves as Chief Programming Officer at SXSW in Austin.