2016 Schedule

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

Parenting Without Pixels: The Tech-Enabled Future

Monday, March 14
12:30PM - 1:30PM

Austin Convention Center
Room 8ABC
531 E 4th St


Tech’s impact on the human connection is a white hot debate, with no connection more sensitive than the bond of parent and child. In the future, innovations in sensors, wearables and touchscreens may produce products that can help parents identify mood swings, track growth and development, personalize learning and more. How will tech empower parents in their universal pursuit of raising a happy child? Do devices assist or threaten the notion of responsible parenting? A panel of futurists, product developers and experts in early childhood development share their vision of parents and tech in the future, discussing societal challenges and opportunities to ensure babies’ futures remain bright.

Hashtags: #sxsw #ParentTech


David Rose at SXSW

David Rose


Ditto Labs

Entrepreneur, author of Enchanted Objects, and researcher at the MIT Media Lab. CEO at Ditto Labs an image-recognition platform that scours Instagram and Twitter to find brands and products.


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Lee Moreau at SXSW

Lee Moreau



Lee Moreau is a principal at global innovation design consultancy Continuum, where he combines a unique capacity for complex systems thinking with a deeply empathic perspective to reimagine the con...

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Michael Shore at SXSW

Michael Shore

VP/Future Play

Mattel Inc

Michael Shore, Ph.D. is currently Vice President and Head of Future Play: Global Foresights, Invention, and New Ventures at Mattel. As an organization designed to accelerate Mattel’s innovation, Mi...

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Rosalind Picard

Chief Scientist; Professor

Empatica & MIT Media Lab

Rosalind Picard, ScD, FIEEE, is the founder and director of the Affective Computing Research Group at the MIT Media Lab; co-founder of Affectiva, Inc.; and co-founder & Chief Scientist of Empatica,...

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