2016 Schedule

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

Presented by: Washington DC Economic Partnership

Future Government: Market Creator or Destroyer?

Saturday, March 12
12:30PM - 1:30PM

What is government’s role in fostering innovation, and should it even have such a role? How can the government seek to both incentivize and protect markets, or should it adhere to a Laissez-faire standard? How should government react and adapt to a future world where technology is being embedded into the physical and social fabric of society and how can government ensure that not only large firms but also start-ups and small businesses are successful in a globalized and ever-increasing technological economy?

These questions and more will be addressed by a panel of experts who operate at the nexus of innovation, business, and government. This session will explore key questions about the role of the public sector in fostering new economic opportunity and discuss cutting-edge public programs aimed at supporting growth in our nation’s innovation economy. From a start-up in residence program aimed at bridging the gap between ...

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Archana Vemulapalli at SXSW

Archana Vemulapalli

Chief Technology Officer

District of Columbia

Ms. Archana Vemulapalli was nominated to serve as the District's Chief Technology Officer (CTO) by Mayor Muriel Bowser on January 12, 2016.

Prior to joining OCTO, Ms. Vemulapalli was Chief Techn...

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Krista Canellakis at SXSW

Krista Canellakis

Deputy Innovation Officer

City of San Francisco

Krista is Deputy Innovation Officer in the Office of Mayor Edwin M. Lee in the City of San Francisco. She aims to build an open innovation program to make San Francisco more inclusive, diverse and ...

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Mark Walsh at SXSW

Mark Walsh

Assoc Admin

US Small Business Administration

Mark Walsh was appointed by President Obama to head the Office Investment and Innovation (OII) at the U.S. Small Business Administration. OII runs the Small Business Investment Company, Small Busin...

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Sascha Haselmayer at SXSW

Sascha Haselmayer



In 2011 Sascha founded Citymart, working to improve the lives of millions of citizens by helping 50+ global cities transform the way they solve problems.

Sascha trained as an architect at the A...

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