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Cornell Guide to SXSW 2018

Cornell Guide to Alumni, Faculty & Staff Presenting at SXSW

Welcome to the Cornell Guide to SXSW! Below is a listing of alumni, faculty and staff 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.

*Please note, SXSW may change the dates and times of these sessions. Be sure to double check the SXSW schedule prior to attending.

Monday, March 5th

Raechel French MS'13, K12 Education Planner & Researcher, DLR Group: Innovative Learning Environments & Teacher Change
Monday, March 5 - 11:00AM – 1:00PM, HILTON AUSTIN DOWNTOWN, Room 410

Paul Krause, CEO, eCornell & Assoc Vice Provost for Online Learning, Cornell University
Sally Berkowitz, Director, Product Management, eCornell
Chad Oliveiri, VP Curriculum Development, eCornell

PERSONALIZING THE ONLINE EXPERIENCE
Monday, March 5 - 3:30PM — 4:00PM HILTON AUSTIN DOWNTOWN, Salon G

Tuesday, March 6th

Julia Liberman JGSM '09, MILR '09, Operations Officer, Word Bank: What Do Kids Know? Building Systems for Learning 
Tuesday, March 6 - 1:30PM – 1:50PM, HILTON AUSTIN DOWNTOWN, Room 404

Raechel French MS'13, K12 Education Planner & Researcher, DLR Group: Learn by Design
Tuesday, March 6 - 4:00PM – 6:00PM, HILTON AUSTIN DOWNTOWN, Salon J

Wednesday, March 7th

Jon McKenzie, Deans Fellow for Media & Design, Visiting Professor of English, Cornell University: STUDIOLAB: TRANSMEDIA KNOWLEDGE PEDAGOGY 
Wednesday, March 7 - 4:30PM – 4:50PM, HILTON AUSTIN DOWNTOWN, Room 404

Friday, March 9th

Mary Meduski '80, President & CFO, Tierpoint: How Connectivity Will Control Everything We Know 
Friday, March 9 - 2:00PM – 3:00PM, HILTON AUSTIN DOWNTOWN, SALON J

Mark Tatum '91, Deputy Commissioner & COO, NBA: Evolution of the Game of Basketball
Friday, March 9 - 3:30PM – 4:30PM, JW MARRIOTT, SALON AB

Benjamin Reinhardt MS '13, PhD '15, Entrepreneur in Residence, SUSA Ventures: Letting Go: Designing For An AI You Can’t Control 
Friday, March 9 - 3:30PM – 4:30PM, JW MARRIOTT, SALON E

Bob Richards MEng '84, Founder & CEO, Moon Express: Return to the Moon - This Time to Stay 
Friday, March 9- 5:00 PM – 6:00PM, AUSTIN CONVENTION CENTER ROOM EFG

 

Saturday, March 10th

Peter Zhi-Yuan Wang '99 : Democratizing Data Science with Offline First​
Saturday, March 10 - 9:30AM – 10:30AM, JW MARRIOTT, SALON 6

Lisa Skeete Tatum '89, Chief Executive Officer, Landit: The Art of Negotiation: Advocating for Yourself & Know Your Worth! 
Saturday, March 10 - 11:00AM – 12:00PM, FAIRMONT MANCHESTER B
#landit

James Slezak PhD '05, Founder, New Economy Lab: What Does it Take to Change People’s Minds? 
Saturday, March 10 - 11:00AM – 12:00PM, FAIRMONT CONGRESSIONAL B

Kety Esquivel '02, Senior Vice President, Edelman: Latinas Removing Barriers in Tech 
Saturday, March 10 - 12:30PM – 1:30PM, FAIRMONT CONGRESSIONAL C

Mike Fazzino JGSM '16, Independent Film Evangelist, Amazon Video Direct: Round Tables- Distribution 
Saturday, March 10 - 2:00PM – 3:00PM, STEPHEN F AUSTIN BALLROOM B

Amy Shatsky-Gambrill '92, Series Producer, ITVS/Independent Lens: Mentors - Funding and Artist Support 
Saturday, March 10 - 2:15PM – 3:15PM, STEPHEN F AUSTIN BALLROOM A

 

Sunday, March 11th

Jeremy Phillips '09 Head of Capital One NOW, Capital One: Satisfying Customers With On-Demand Everything
Sunday, March 11 - 11:00AM – 12:00PM, ANTONE’S, CAPITAL ONE HOUSE

Laura Granka '03, MS '04, Director, Google: A Better Future: Making Technology Adapt to Us
Sunday, March 11 - 11:00AM – 12:00PM, FAIRMONT MANCHESTER CD
#abetterfuture

Jeffrey Genung '84, President, Contemplative Life: The Here & Wow! Contemplative Healthcare Practice
Sunday, March 11 - 3:30PM – 4:30PM, AUSTIN CONVENTION CENTER ROOM 8ABC

Alicia Weigel '12, Director, Deeds Not Words: Beyond Boxes: The Intersex Case for Intersectionality 
Sunday, March 11 - 3:30PM – 4:30PM, WESTIN AUSTIN DOWNTOWN PARAMOUNT 1-2-3
#XOXY

Adeola Adejobi JD '09, Founder, Avant-Garde Network: Black Tech Meet Up
Sunday, March 11 - 5:00PM – 6:00PM, JW MARRIOTT ROOM 208

Kathleen Breitman '12, Co-Founder, Tezos Blockchain: Bitcoin and the New World of Programmable Money 
Sunday, March 11 - 5:00PM – 6:00PM, FAIRMONT MANCHESTER EFG

Amy Kaminski '98, Program Executive, Prizes and Challenges, NASA: From Planet 9 to Space Poop: Crowdsourcing NASA R&D 
Sunday, March 11 - 5:00PM – 6:00PM, HILTON AUSTIN DOWNTOWN SALON G

Monday, March 12th

Zhana Vrangalova PhD '14, Adjunct Professor Dept of Psychology, New York University: Choose Your Adventure: A Path to Polyamory & Beyond 
Monday, March 12 - 12:00PM – 2:00PM, FAIRMONT IRIS ROOM
#TheNotAustin

Nick Bayer '00, Founder and CEO Saxby's: Brewing Social Entrepreneurship at Comcast Lounge
Monday, March 12 - 1:20PM – 1:40PM, AUSTIN CONVENTION CENTER ROOM 19 A/B 4th Floor

Katrina Ricks MLA '98, Director, Mobility & Infrastructure, City of Pittsburg: How Cities will Drive Autonomous Vehicles 
Monday, March 12 - 3:30PM – 4:30PM, FOUR SEASONS BALLROOM AB
#CitiesDriveAVs

Tuesday, March 13th

SAMMUS- Enongo Ahou Lumumba-Kasongo MA '15, Beat Maker/Lyricist/PhD Student, Cornell University: Musical Festival Arts 
Tuesday, March 13 - 1:10 AM – 1:50AM, The Sidewinder Outside 

Miriam Roure BArch '11, Program Director, Urban-X: Startups Selling to Government, an Impossible Feat? 
Tuesday, March 13 - 12:30PM – 1:30PM, FOUR SEASONS BALLROOM AB
#urbanxaccel

Wednesday, March 14th

Ali Hamed '14, Co-Founder & General Partner, CoVenture: Student Startups: Dorm Room to Business World
Wednesday, March 14 - 3:30PM – 4:30PM, HILTON AUSTIN DOWNTOWN SALON A
#StudentStartups

Kristen McClellan '12, Founder & CEO, SnappyScreen: Student Startups: Dorm Room to Business World 
Wednesday, March 14 - 3:30PM – 4:30PM, HILTON AUSTIN DOWNTOWN SALON A
#StudentStartups

Yve-Car Momperousse MPS '14, Founder & CEO, Kreyol Essence: Student Startups: Dorm Room to Business World 
Wednesday, March 14 - 3:30PM – 4:30PM, HILTON AUSTIN DOWNTOWN SALON A
#StudentStartups

Jake Reisch '15, Co-Founder & CEO, Eversound: Student Startups: Dorm Room to Business World
Wednesday, March 14 - 3:30PM – 4:30PM, HILTON AUSTIN DOWNTOWN SALON A
#StudentStartups

Thursday, March 15th

Nina Brown JD '10, Associate, Handcock Estabrook, LLP: What Blockchain Means for Media & Entertainment 
Thursday, March 15 - 12:30PM – 1:30PM, JW MARRIOTT SALON D

Sandy Khaund '94, MEng '95, Founder & CEO, UPGRADED: What Blockchain Means for Media & Entertainment 
Thursday, March 15 - 12:30PM – 1:30PM, JW MARRIOTT SALON D

Cheryl Engelhardt '02, Composer & Songwriter & Consultant, CBE Music: Mastering Your Message: Making Email Work For You 
Thursday, March 15 - 5:00PM – 6:00PM, AUSTIN CONVENTION CENTER ROOM 9AB

Friday, March 16th

SAMMUS- Enongo Ahou Lumumba-Kasongo MA '15, Beat Maker/Lyricist/PhD Student, Cornell University: Musical Festival Arts 
Friday, March 16 - 11:30 PM
 – 11:55 AM, Cheer up Charlie's Inside