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

The Real Risks of "Keepin' It Real"

Friday, March 13
5:00PM - 6:00PM

JW Marriott
Salon 7
110 E 2nd St


“Is this profile I am looking at real or fake?” “How much credit can I put into this review?” "Will the things that I do today come back to haunt me in the future?"

Building trust is necessary and tireless work. Now more than ever, the peer economy, social media, and recommendation engines are tasked with defining what's acceptable and what data is shared. Online and real world identities are colliding. As the diversity of services and users proliferate, current approaches to trust systems are becoming more consequential.

This panel explores the tension between trust, confidentiality and social identity. The audience will walk away with perspectives from digital activism and cultural expression when translating trust into technical systems. We'll share findings on global opinions towards tech and privacy and its critical role to business. Join us for a critique of current strategies and their longer-term impact on the communities, societies, and networks we seek to protect and grow.


#sxsw #KeepReal


Denise Cheng

Peer Economy Expert

Denise Cheng has an eclectic background as an expert and practitioner in community building, the future of news, civic technology, and labor in the peer economy. Denise has spoken, written, and bee...

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Jenn Louie

Head of Trust & Safety


Jenn heads the Trust & Safety team at Meetup, the worlds leading local community building platform. Her team helps ensure the Meetup community is safe both online and in real life. Her focus is on ...

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Matt Stempeck

Dir of Civic Technology



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