2016 Schedule

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

Giving the Tricorder Life Fifty Years After Star Trek

Sunday, March 13
11:00AM - 12:00PM

JW Marriott
MedTech Stage
110 E 2nd St


Fifty years ago, Star Trek invited us to imagine a portable, wireless device in the palm of our hand that monitors and diagnoses our health conditions. Now this Tricorder is coming to life, thanks to the $10M Qualcomm Tricorder XPRIZE. Come hear about the 50 year voyage from “science fiction to reality” and how this innovation in healthcare will give us far greater choices in when, where, and how we receive medical care. Join us as we take a moment to appreciate how this device will surely help us all live long and prosper.

Hashtags: #sxsw #Tricorder


Grant Campany at SXSW

Grant Campany

Prize Lead Qualcomm Tricorder XPRIZE

XPrize Foundation

Grant R. Campany is a 20-year veteran in the life sciences and former Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the FDA. Grant has held leadership positions at 3M, Chiron Corp, and Onyx Pharmaceuticals. Grant...

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John Mattison at SXSW

John Mattison

Chief Medical Information Officer

Kaiser Permanente

Serial Guerilla Intrapreneur
Innovation at scale
Restoring and Restorying agency for citizens in their health journey
Using modern technology to restore ancient wisdom
Creating a Behavioral Sym...

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Rick Valencia at SXSW

Rick Valencia


Qualcomm Life

Rick has more than 25 years of entrepreneurial innovation and executive leadership experience in rapid-growth, technology-enabled businesses along with a proven track record in market disruption, s...

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Robert Picardo


Sophie Bushwick at SXSW

Sophie Bushwick

Projects Editor

Popular Science

As Projects Editor, Sophie leads Popular Science's coverage of the maker movement, independent inventors, and all things DIY. She also reports on physics and astrophysics, lends her voice to podcas...

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