2015 Schedule
Interactive: March 13–17  •  Film: March 13–21  •  Music: March 17–22

Your Connected World: What Did You Sign Up For?

Sunday, March 15
3:30PM - 4:30PM

Austin Convention Center
Ballroom A
Austin Convention Center

We’re already on a speedy path to a fully connected life whether you’ve embraced it or not. People now have the convenience of stringing together various products – from wearables that talk to your thermostat to smart washing machines and refrigerators – to aid in making life more seamless, thanks to the Internet of Things.

But how risky is this for you and I? What about privacy? How will my data be used? Are my non-connected devices now useless?

Scott Weiss, General Partner at Andreessen Horowitz and Quirky CEO Ben Kaufman will discuss the impact connected products have made on our lives thus far, which industries are heating up for adoption and what can be expected next. What does the fully connected life look like? How long will it take to get there? Hear from a seasoned investor and entrepreneur on the front lines as they paint what the connected future will look like – and how you might be able to help build it.


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Ben Kaufman at SXSW

Ben Kaufman

Founder & CEO


Ben is the 25-year-old founder and CEO of Quirky. His entrepreneurial journey started during his senior year of high school with a second mortgage on his parents’ house and the founding of an iPod ...

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Scott Weiss at SXSW

Scott Weiss

General Partner

Andreessen Horowitz

Scott Weiss is a general partner at Andreessen Horowitz, and holds a finance degree from the University of Florida and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. After bouncing from Texas to Boston, S...

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