2016 Schedule

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

The Future of the Non-Flying Auto Industry

Monday, March 14
5:00PM - 6:00PM

Westin Austin Downtown
Continental 1-2
310 E 5th ST

A car in every garage will soon seem as quaint as delivered milk and full-service gas stations. The automobile created one of the oldest and largest industries in the world, but this quintessential American product will be completely upended in the next 10 years. As more and more people move to urban cores, armed with smartphones and constant connectivity, the notion of car ownership will shift from one car per person to fractional, on-demand, and shared models. Car manufacturers, city officials, lenders, and insurance companies will have to evolve their business models, products, and services to meet the new demands.

Hashtags: #sxsw #FutureCars


Jose Puente

GM & Co-Founder


Jose Puente is the GM & Co-Founder of Flexdrive, an innovative technology solution to address the changing consumer demand and perceptions of owning a vehicle. Flexdrive empowers entrepreneurs who ...

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Mark Haidar at SXSW

Mark Haidar

Founder & CEO


Mark Haidar has been heavily involved in the emerging technology scene, starting his first company at the age of 17. A serial entrepreneur who combines advanced technological skills with astute bus...

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Sam Zaid at SXSW

Sam Zaid

Founder & CEO


Sam Zaid is an engineer and entrepreneur. He is Founder & CEO at Getaround, the leading carsharing community based in San Francisco, California. Before Getaround, Sam founded Apption, an enterprise...

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Tarun Nimmagadda

Co-Founder & CEO

Mutual Mobile

Tarun Nimmagadda is the Co-CEO of emerging tech agency Mutual Mobile, headquartered in Austin, Texas. Tarun co-founded the company just six years ago. In Mutual Mobile's short history, the company ...

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