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Cornell Guide to SXSW 2017

Cornell Guide to Faculty, Staff & Alumni Presenting at SXSW
Welcome to the Cornell Guide to SXSW! Below is a listing of faculty, staff and alumni who will be presenting or speaking at the SXSW Conference. SXSW is an incubator of cutting-edge technologies and digital creativity, featuring compelling presentations and panels from the brightest minds (many Cornellian) in emerging technology and industry leaders. If you are presenting and not on this list, please let us know by sending an email here.

Tuesday, March 7th

Tapan Parikh, Associate Professor, Cornell Tech: You Say "Code for All!" We Say Code for What? 
Tuesday, March 7 – 5:00PM – 6:00PM, Austin Convention Center - Room 12AB

Wednesday, March 8th

David Brewer, Senior Extension Associate, Yang-Tan Institute on Employment and Disability, Cornell University: The Space between Technology and Disability 
Wednesday, March 8 – 12:00PM – 12:30PM, Austin Convention Center - Ballroom EFG

Friday, March 10th

Carol Thompson '64, CEO, The Thompson Group: Austin's Untapped Brainpower: Connecting Generations 
Friday, March 10 – 5:00PM – 6:00PM, HILTON AUSTIN DOWNTOWN AUSTIN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
#ABrainGame

Saturday, March 11th

Heather Terenzio '94, Co-Founder/CEO & President, Techtonic Group: Apprenticeships and Solving the IT Skills Gap 
Saturday, March 11 – 9:30AM – 10:30AM, JW MARRIOTT SALON AB

Jeremy Koenig, Post Doctorate Researcher, Cornell University & Founder & CEO, Athletigen: GMAs: Genetically Modified Athletes 
Saturday, March 11 – 11:00AM – 12:00PM, FOUR SEASONS BALLROOM CD
#GMAthletes

Padmasree Warrior MS '84, Chief Executive Officer, NextEV, US; Featured Speaker – Intelligent Future Track: Uncovering Autonomy's Blind Spot  
Saturday, March 11 – 11:00AM – 12:00PM, JW MARRIOTT SALON 5-6
#Autonomy

Dylan Edwards, Director, Associate Professor, Restorative Neurology Clinic, Weill Cornell: Brain Training: The Performance Enhancing Weapon? 
Saturday, March 11 – 12:30PM – 1:30PM, FOUR SEASONS BALLROOM CD
#BrainTrain

Kety Esquivel '97, SVP, Edelman: Hispanic Heritage Foundation: Hacking a Career in Tech 
Saturday, March 11 – 12:30PM – 2:30PM, Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center, Black Box Theater

George Georgiou MS '83, PhD '87, Professor, The University of Texas at Austin: Transforming Ideas Into Ventures 
Saturday, March 11 – 12:30PM – 1:30PM, 3TEN AUSTIN CITY LIMITS LIVE
#UTatSXSW

David Putrino, Assistant Professor, Director, Weill Cornell Medicine, Telemedicine and Virtual Rehabilitation: Brain Training: The Performance Enhancing Weapon? 
Saturday, March 11 – 12:30PM – 1:30PM, FOUR SEASONS BALLROOM CD
#BrainTrain

Andrea Wasserman '00, Retail & Tech Consultant, Captain Customer: Fashion & Tech: Connecting Customers via Innovation 
Saturday, March 11 – 12:30PM – 1:30PM, JW MARRIOTT SALON 3-4

Yin Zhang MS '99, PhD '01, Co Founder & CTO, Philm: How Tech Drives New Trends in China 
Saturday, March 11 – 12:30PM – 1:30PM, JW MARRIOTT SALON C

Amy Shatsky '92, Supervising Producer, ITVS / Independent Lens: Film Mentor and Round Tables programs 
Saturday, March 11 – 2:00PM – 3:00PM, STEPHEN F AUSTIN BALLROOM A

Courtney (King) Gallagher '99, Co-founder, FishViews: Accelerator Pitch: Innovative World Technologies 
Saturday, March 11 – 5:00PM – 6:00PM, HILTON AUSTIN DOWNTOWN SALON AB

Marlon Nichols MBA '11, General Partner, Cross Culture Ventures: The Sports, Tech & Venture Capital Huddle 
Saturday, March 11 – 5:00PM – 6:00PM, OMNI DOWNTOWN CAPITAL BALLROOM B A

Brian Frank '98, Food Tech Investor and Advisory, FTW Ventures: Food + Tech Startup Spotlight presented by New Food Economy, Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy, and Texas Pete 
Saturday, March 11 – 6:00PM – 9:00PM, TECHSPACE AUSTIN

Josh Greenbaum '01, Director, Becoming Bond Film Screening: Becoming Bond  
Saturday, March 11 – 9:30PM – 10:30PM, STATESIDE THEATRE

Sunday, March 12th

Ifeoma Ajunwa, Incoming Assistant Professor, ILR School, Cornell University: Wellness or Else: Privacy in Workplace Wellness 
Sunday, March 12 – 11:00AM – 12:00PM, Austin Convention Center Room 9C

Brian Castro '95, Co-founder & CEO, FundPaaS Accelerator Pitch: Payment & FinTech Technologies 
Sunday, March 12 – 11:00AM – 12:00PM, HILTON AUSTIN DOWNTOWN SALON AB

Marci Weisler '89, Co-Founder, SWSI Media: Revolutionizing Digital Health and Precision Medicine for Women in the Girls Lounge 
Sunday, March 12 – 11:00AM – 12:00PM, RIVERSIDE BALLROOM, THE RADISSON HOTEL

Ifunanya "Funa" Maduka '04, Director, Waiting for Hassana: Film Screening: Waiting for Hassana 
Sunday, March 12 – 11:15AM – 12:49PM, ROLLINS THEATRE AT THE LONG CENTER

Steven Oh '92, Chief Business Officer, The Young Turks: Content Distribution Platforms: Friends or Foes? 
Sunday, March 12 – 12:30PM – 1:30PM, HYATT REGENCY AUSTIN TEXAS BALLROOM 1-3

Tara Sweeney '96, Executive Vice President of External Affairs, Arctic Slope Regional Corporation: Can You Hear Me Now? The Rural Broadband Debate 
Sunday, March 12 – 12:30PM – 1:30PM, HILTON AUSTIN DOWNTOWN SALON H

Brandon Harvey MA '01, Director of Solutions, Oblong Industries: Bringing Magic to Smart Environments & Wired Spaces 
Sunday, March 12 – 3:30PM – 4:30PM, AUSTIN CONVENTION CENTER TRADE SHOW - NEXT STAGE - EXHIBIT HALL 4

Gregory Fenves '79, President, University of Texas: Research Universities Should Be Better at Startups 
Sunday, March 12 – 5:00PM – 6:00PM, AUSTIN CONVENTION CENTER BALLROOM EFG
#UTatSXSW

Monday, March 13th

Loni Edwards '06, Managing Partner, The Dog Agency: Do You Speak Dog? 
Monday, March 13 – 9:30AM – 10:30AM, JW MARRIOTT SALON 7
#LinkAKC

Yael Hochberg, Past Faculty, Johnson, Cornell Unversity; Head of Entrepreneurship Initiative, Rice University/MIT: Universities and Entrepreneurial Ecosystems 
Monday, March 13 – 9:30PM – 10:30PM, HILTON AUSTIN DOWNTOWN SALON D

Jeff Wald '95, MPA '98, Co-Founder & President, Work Market: You’re Not the Boss of Me! How to Manage 1099s 
Monday, March 13 – 9:30AM – 10:30AM, HILTON AUSTIN DOWNTOWN SALON J
#viva1099

Lawrence Antoine '88, EVP Business Development, PARADIGM: Digital Hollywood Meet Up 
Monday, March 13 – 12:30PM – 1:30PM, JW MARRIOTT ROOM 211-212

Brian Frank '98, Food Tech Investor and Advisory, FTW Ventures: We Love Technology...Why Not When it Comes to Food?
Sunday, March 13th - 2:00PM - 3:00PM, THE DRISKILL BALLROOM

Juan Hinestroza, Assistant Professor, Cornell University: ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE IS THE FUTURE OF FASHION 
Monday, March 13 – 12:30PM – 1:30PM, JW MARRIOTT SALON 1-2
#supa

James Lebret '00, Assistant Professor of Medicine and Clinical Innovation, NYU Medical Center: Diversional Therapy: How VR Transforms Illness 
Monday, March 13 – 3:30PM – 4:30PM, AUSTIN CONVENTION CENTER ROOM 9AB

Werner Vogels, former Department of Computer Science, Cornell University, CTO, Amazon: Super Accelorator 
Tuesday, March 13 – 5:00PM – 6:30PM, AUSTIN CONVENTION CENTER BALLROOM EFG

Tuesday, March 14th

Nadya Bliss '02 MEN '02, Director, Global Security Initiative, Arizona State University: Connected Cities, Hackable Streets 
Tuesday, March 14 – 12:30PM – 1:30PM, JW MARRIOTT SALON 6

Keith Marzullo, Past Faculty, Cornell University Computer Science Department: Connected Cities, Hackable Streets 
Tuesday, March 14 – 12:30PM – 1:30PM, JW MARRIOTT SALON 6

Ifunanya "Funa" Maduka '04, Director, Waiting for Hassana: Film Screening: Waiting for Hassana 
Thursday, March 14 – 1:15PM – 2:49PM, ZACH THEATRE

Jeff Hancock, Professor, Stanford University: Psychopaths in Silicon Valley: A Guide 
Tuesday, March 14 – 3:30PM – 4:30PM, JW MARRIOTT SALON C

Claire Shapiro '11, UX Program Manager, Google: Let’s Go! Real Design Sprints to Get You Started 
Tuesday, March 14 – 3:30PM – 4:30PM, COURTYARD MARRIOTT RIO GRANDE BALLROOM
#AgileCarnival

Werner Vogels, former Department of Computer Science, Cornell University, CTO, Amazon: Super Accelorator 
Tuesday, March 14 – 3:30PM – 4:30PM, COURTYARD MARRIOTT RIO GRANDE BALLROOM
#AgileCarnival

Wednesday, March 15th

Anthony Thomas MBA '17, GoRoam: Pitch TX  
Wednesday, March 15 – 8:15PM – 1:30PM, Preliminaries at McCombs School of Business; Finals at SXSW's Startup Village, Hilton Austin Downtown

Jacob Sullum '87, Sr Editor, Reason: Reporters’ Perspectives on Marijuana Legalization 
Wednesday, March 15 – 3:30PM – 4:30PM, CJW MARRIOTT SALON FG
#potpress

Hamish Tennent, Visiting Researcher, Information Science, Cornell University: The Sound of Robots 
Wednesday, March 15 – 3:30PM – 4:30PM, JW MARRIOTT SALON 6
#RobotSound

Thursday, March 16th

Sammus (Enongo) Lumumba-Kasongo '08, MA '15, Artist, Sammus: Showcasing Artist 
Thursday, March 16 – 12:25AM – 12:50AM, MAZDA STUDIO AT EMPIRE CONTROL ROOM

Sammus (Enongo) Lumumba-Kasongo '08, MA '15, Artist, Sammus: Showcasing Artist 
Thursday, March 16 – 11:20AM – 11:50AM, Valhalla

Alain Dagher, Professor, McGill University: Can You Lie to MRI? The Science of Mind Reading 
Thursday, March 16 – 12:30PM – 1:30PM, JW MARRIOTT SALON 7

Brian Bloom '99, Partner, Moritt Hock & Hamroff LLP: Mentor Session 
Thursday, March 16 – 2:00PM – 3:00PM, AUSTIN CONVENTION CENTER ROOM 8AB

Dexter Thomas MA '14, Culture Writer, VICE Media: Twisting Television: Music Videos and Machine Learning 
Thursday, March 16 – 3:30PM – 4:30PM, JW MARRIOTT SALON 7

Daniela Rus MS '90, PhD '92, Director, MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory: One Answer to Driverless Cars: Keeping the Driver 
Thursday, March 16 – 5:00PM – 6:00PM, JW MARRIOTT SALON 7

Ifunanya "Funa" Maduka '04, Director, Waiting for Hassana: Film Screening: Waiting for Hassana 
Thursday, March 16 – 8:00PM – 9:34PM, ALAMO LAMAR B