2016 Schedule

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

Be the Next Tony Stark

Tuesday, March 15
9:30AM - 10:30AM

Hilton Austin Downtown
Salon D
500 E 4th St


The U.S. is a global leader in innovation– but how does the next big idea become a reality? It’s our government researchers – the ones with the funding– who look to the creative industries for these brilliant ideas and figure out how to make them a reality. This panel will introduce the creative industries that imagine the impossible, the program managers that make them a reality and the policy makers who integrate these technologies into our everyday lives. Get an insight into each of their worlds and learn how to connect with project managers and national security advisors who are looking for YOUR ideas. Could you create the next GPS? Internet? Drone? Are you the next Tony Stark?

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Dr Daniel Patt at SXSW

Dr Daniel Patt

Program Mgr


Dr. Patt is a program manager in the DARPA Tactical Technology Office. His research interests include system architectures, system autonomy, human-machine interface and teaming, robotics, platform ...

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Dr Reginald Brothers

Under Secretary for Science & Technology at the US Dept of Homeland Security

Department Of Homeland Security

Dr. Reginald Brothers was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on April 7, 2014, for the position of Under Secretary for Science and Technology at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). As Under S...

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Gary Shapiro at SXSW

Gary Shapiro

Pres & CEO

Consumer Technology Association

Gary Shapiro is president and CEO of the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, the U.S. trade association representing more than 2,000 consumer electronics companies, and owning and producing th...

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Kearie Peak at SXSW

Kearie Peak


RL Leaders

As COO of RL Leaders, Kearie Peak is in charge of daily operations, with a focus on finding avenues through which experts in the entertainment, technology, and security industries can connect and w...

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