2016 Schedule

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

Diversity and Tech: Breaking Down Unconscious Bias

Friday, March 11
12:30PM - 1:30PM

JW Marriott
Salon 6
110 E 2nd St

Investor Adam Quinton joins Shari Slate from Cisco for a fun, experiential, and thought provoking session exploring unconscious bias – what it is, what it isn’t, and why it matters in the tech industry.

Adam and Shari will demonstrate how unconscious bias is pervasive and affects everyone. They will demonstrate how open minds, commitment, and zero tolerance can create an environment in which everyone can thrive ... once we acknowledge that our conscious brain plays less of a role in decision making that we all like to believe and hence appreciate that we need to over ride our autopilots more often!

Hashtags: #sxsw #UCBias


Adam Quinton at SXSW

Adam Quinton


Lucas Point Ventures

Adam is Founder/CEO of Lucas Point Ventures and an active investor in and advisor to early stage companies. Previously he was a top ranked investment bank sell side investment analyst in the UK, As...

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Shari Slate at SXSW

Shari Slate

Chief Inclusion & Collaboration Officer


Shari Slate
Vice President, Chief Inclusion
& Collaboration Officer

Cisco Vice President, Chief Inclusion & Collaboration Officer Shari Slate is responsible for building a strategy that...

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