2016 Schedule

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

Can Austin Take Top Talent From Silicon Valley?

Sunday, March 13
3:30PM - 4:30PM

Hilton Austin Downtown
Austin Chamber Offices
500 E 4th St


"Is Silicon Valley sucking up all the top talent? Can an Austin company compete in today's talent wars? Conventional wisdom says that what Trilogy accomplished in the 90’s - recruiting scores of the top students from the top schools to Austin, TX - can’t be done today. It is too hard to compete with startups, established tech giants, and unicorns. But some Trilogy alumni still think you can recruit the best talent from top schools in 2016 and beyond. Can it be done? Is anyone actually doing it? In this session, we’ll have a showdown between these two world views on recruiting “only the best.”

Hashtags: #sxsw #RecruitATX


Danielle Royston at SXSW

Danielle Royston

Head of US & Europe Recruiting


Danielle Royston "DR" founded TenX Recruiting in 2012 in response to a lack of recruiting support while acting as the CEO of a software company. Her technical background as well as her experience a...

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Farhan Thawar at SXSW

Farhan Thawar

VP Engineering

Helpful Inc

I am a dynamic figure, often seen scaling walls and crushing ice. I have been known to remodel train stations on my lunch breaks, making them more efficient in the area of heat retention. I transla...

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Kristen Clemmer at SXSW

Kristen Clemmer

Head of US & Europe Recruiting


Kristen Clemmer is Head of US and European Recruiting for Atlassian, which was recently named #2 Best Place to Work in the US and #1 in Austin amongst mid-sized companies. Her 19-year career spans ...

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Scott Francis at SXSW

Scott Francis

Co-Founder & CEO


I'm co-founder and CEO of BP3, a process innovation company focused on BPM. We started as a professional services company and applied startup techniques to our services business. Along the way we'...

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