2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

Presented by: KITE

Here Are The Keys to Your New Innovation Playbook

Saturday, March 12
9:30AM - 10:30AM

Hilton Austin Downtown
Salon E
500 E 4th St

Truly disruptive innovation thrives outside most corporate walls, and that means finding the right startup partners. But how do you do so in a vast ecosystem that includes thousands of companies at various stages of development and across numerous industries? A new generation of data-driven, VC-quality platforms can help you keep up with this evolving landscape, empowering you to identify, evaluate and track tech trends to find the companies best suited to address your business challenges. Leaders of this revolution reveal how these tools can unlock investments in emerging tech, best practices for assessing startups—and what the data says about startups at SXSW.

Hashtags: #sxsw #KITESXSW


Kayode Owens at SXSW

Kayode Owens

Head of Strategy

KITE Solutions Inc

Kayode is a digital strategy veteran, previously heading up Strategy and Business Development for JPMorgan Chase’s Digital User Experience group, a team responsible for rapid prototyping and piloti...

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Matt Kaufman at SXSW

Matt Kaufman

Head of Operations


Matt is the Head of Operations at CrunchBase, the leading dataset of innovative companies and the people behind them. Matt lead the effort to acquire venture funding and spin CrunchBase out of Aol ...

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Meredith Herman at SXSW

Meredith Herman

Digital Mktg Dir


A hands-on digital business leader with 14+ years of industry experience planning and delivering integrated digital solutions for Fortune 500 clients • Integrated team management experience across ...

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Tom Kelshaw at SXSW

Tom Kelshaw

Dir of Technology - Metalworks


Director of Technology for Maxus, connecting brands with startups & solutions. Hacks hardware & software with abandon. Collects fine rums.


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