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CEN: Cornell Reception at SXSW

March 11, 2017 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Austin, TX

Cornell Entrepreneur Network (CEN) presents:
Cornell Reception at SXSW Interactive
Saturday, March 11, 2017 | Austin, TX

6:00PM - 8:00PM

Cost: FREE includes light food and drinks - ADVANCED REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED

Location: CU29 Cocktail Bar, 720 Brazos St, Austin, TX 78701

Registration Questions: Amanda Hatcher, amanda.hatcher@cornell.edu, 607.254.7111

More about SXSW Interactive here

If you are presenting at SXSW please let us know by sending an email here.

Cornell Guide to Faculty, Staff & Alumni Presenting at SXSW!

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 University; 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

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

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

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

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