2016 Schedule

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

Back to the Future: The Future of Work Now

Monday, March 14
3:30PM - 4:30PM

JW Marriott
Salon 6
110 E 2nd St


2014 is the first year where roughly 50% of graduating high school seniors across the United States are so-called “minorities.” They’re most likely (the future of) your consumers, and more importantly, your workforce. Before you get ahead of yourself and wonder about their needs and wants, what drives them, and what they need to thrive, you need them inside your company first. This panel will focus specifically on building successful pipeline programs that incorporates local communities and reflect the diversity of this country. Walk away with tangible ideas and facts to make the case for your program.

Hashtags: #sxsw #futurework


Dexter Thomas at SXSW

Dexter Thomas

Culture Writer

LA Times

Dexter Thomas is a culture writer and social media specialist at the Los Angeles Times, as well as a PhD Candidate in East Asian Studies at Cornell University.

He has taught media studies and J...

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Jamie Talbot at SXSW

Jamie Talbot

Software Simian


Jamie Talbot is a senior engineer at Medium in San Francisco, where he has been working towards building a platform that moves thinking forward for the last three years. He has worked on or led the...

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Karla Monterroso at SXSW

Karla Monterroso

VP of Programs


Karla Monterroso is committed to closing the opportunity gap for Blacks and Latinos in the United States. She works for CODE2040, an organization that works to get Blacks and Latinos in the innovat...

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Sarah Wagener at SXSW

Sarah Wagener

VP of Talent Acquisition & Diversity


Sarah Wagener is the Vice President of Talent Acquisition & Diversity at Pandora, bringing over 18 years of experience developing talent strategies and scaling companies. Sarah is focused on buildi...

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