2016 Schedule

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

Presented by: Gogo

Nonstop Connectivity: Striving for Ubiquity

Tuesday, March 15
11:00AM - 12:00PM

Austin Convention Center
Room 8ABC
531 E 4th St

In our hyper-connected world consumer expectations are tied to technological innovation and advancement powered largely by non-stop connectivity. This "plugged-in" mentality has affected how we interact globally – personally and professionally. As mobile connectivity becomes more ubiquitous, opportunities are being created for new players and industry veterans to shake up the way we interact, travel and experience. In this panel, Gogo CCO Ash ElDifrawi, TripAdvisor CMO Barbara Messing and LoungeBuddy CEO Tyler Dikman will take to the Austin skies on Gogo’s flying lab to discuss the implications of global connectivity, how it’s fueling the way we connect and what it means for businesses.

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Ash Eldifrawi


Ash ElDifrawi joined Gogo in October of 2010 as Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, and today serves as Chief Commercial Officer. He is responsible for all customer-facing functio...

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Barbara Messing



Barbara Messing leads the global marketing efforts as TripAdvisor continues to expand its global footprint as the world’s largest travel site. Messing leads all of TripAdvisor's consumer and busine...

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Tom Foster at SXSW

Tom Foster



Tom writes features about innovation for various magazines including Inc. and Popular Science. Previously he was editor in chief of Men's Journal and features editor of Fast Company.

Tyler Dikman at SXSW

Tyler Dikman



Having flown over a million miles in the past 10 years, Tyler is no stranger to airports. His passion for improving the air travel experience for road warriors and casual travelers alike inspired h...

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