Current Trends at SXSW Interactive
With so much going on at SXSW each day, it’s easy to miss some important bit of information that could end up changing the world. Join SXSW senior staff and special press guests to get their take on the important events, the hottest trends, and the most inspirational moments to come out of the event as it’s happening.
Jon Peddie Research
Kathleen Maher is a researcher and analyst in computer graphics. She has several published reports on CAD and Digital Content Creation. She lives in the San Francisco Bay area.
Loic Le Meur
Loïc Le Meur is a serial entrepreneur based in San Francisco. Loïc created the #1 European tech event LeWeb with his wife Geraldine. Each year in Paris, LeWeb brings together in Paris 3,500 entrepreneurs, brands, geeks, investors and press from 76 countries. According to The Economist, "LeWeb is where revolutionaries gather to plot the future". LeWeb launched in London in addition to Paris and acquired by Reed Exhibitions in 2012.
Previously, Loïc successfully started and sold four companies. Hootsuite acquired his social networking app Seesmic, he also founded one of the first blogging service in Europe, Ublog, acquired by Six Apart now Say Media, a web hosting company Rapidsite France acquired by France Telecom and a web agency B2L acquired by BBDO (Omnicom group).
Loïc was named one of "Europe's Tech25" by the Wall Street Journal as well as one of the "25 most influential people" on the web by Business Week He is featured in The Economist as one of "Europe's Blooming Entrepreneurs", and is a "Young Global Leader"by the World Economic Forum where he helps select the next Tech Pioneers and is a regular speaker.
Loïc loves kite-surfing and running. He is proud to have finished the New York Marathon in 3h48 minutes.