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

LA and The Innovation Economy

Saturday, March 14
3:30PM - 4:30PM

Austin Convention Center
Ballroom A
Austin Convention Center

This talk will focus on how Mayor Garcetti continues to drive a smarter, more connected, more livable and safer city. Los Angeles is also focused on bridging the digital divide to benefit its diverse population and foster community.

Mayor Garcetti is well known for his tech affinity, for his leadership on open data and civic innovation. While LA is famous for being the epicenter of entertainment, the city has nearly as many tech jobs as creative jobs. In addition, sectors such as tech, manufacturing and aerospace have long been innovation pioneers. Mayor Garcetti will explore these provocative issues and more with special guest, Sophia Amoruso.


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Eric Garcetti at SXSW

Eric Garcetti

Los Angeles Mayor

City of Los Angeles

Eric Garcetti is the 42nd Mayor of Los Angeles. His "back to basics" agenda is focused on job creation and solving everyday problems for L.A. residents.

Garcetti was elected four times by his peer...

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Sophia Amoruso at SXSW

Sophia Amoruso

Founder & Exec Chairman

Nasty Gal

As the founder and owner of Nasty Gal, the fastest-growing online retailer in the country, Sophia Amoruso is the creative visionary, modern-day entrepreneur and fashion doyenne who has forged an un...

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Troy Carter at SXSW

Troy Carter


Atom Factory

Renowned Entrepreneur / Investor, Troy Carter is the Founder and CEO of Atom Factory, a pioneering media and music management company. Carter has established the careers of numerous recording arti...

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