2016 Schedule

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

Presented by: The University of Texas at Austin

Smart City: The Austin Opportunity for Health

Saturday, March 12
9:30AM - 10:30AM

3TEN Austin City Limits Live
310 Willie Nelson Blvd Ste 1A

In a truly smart city, health means more than medicine. Creativity and design thinking; digital innovation, data collection and analytics; coherent street networks and cityscapes — all contribute to the way a city’s people live, work, play and heal. In Austin, such forces have come together in a transformative way with a top-to-bottom effort to rethink health and revolutionize the way people get and stay healthy. This panel will explore the Austin community’s unprecedented investment in health and the leaders from a wide range of disciplines who are coming together to form a crucible of innovation that will fulfill the Austin Opportunity and produce lessons from which the world will learn.

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Ben Holland at SXSW

Ben Holland


Rocky Mountain Institute

Ben Holland is a Project Manager for Rocky Mountain Institute's Mobility Transformation Initiative. This multi-year partnership with the Austin community was launched to advance innovative solutio...

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Beto Lopez

Co-Founder & Managing Dir

Design Institute for Health The University of Texas at Austin

Beto Lopez is the Co-Founder and Managing Director of the Design Institute for Health, a joint venture of the Dell Medical School and the College of Fine Arts at The University of Texas at Austin. ...

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Kirk Watson

Texas State Senator

Texas Senate

Kirk Watson is State Senator for District 14. He is a lawyer and former Austin Mayor. He currently is a partner with the law firm Husch Blackwell LLP. In addition, he is former Chair of both the Te...

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Mini Kahlon

Vice Dean Partnerships & Strategy

Dell Medical School at UT Austin

Dr. Mini Kahlon turns vision into strategies to guide the Dell Medical School in achieving its mission in education, research and clinical innovation. Mini builds the ecosystem of partners necessar...

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