Heading to Austin for South by Southwest? Check out How Connectivity Will Control Everything We Know, a Startup & Tech panel session, and join us as our guest at a foot-stomping rooftop after-panel party, co-hosted by Schneider Electric and TierPoint (RSVP here). It’s all on Friday, March 9, with the panel starting at 2 p.m. at SXSW 2018.

How Connectivity Will Control Everything We Know

First, if you’re already at the conference, join us for the panel, How Connectivity Will Control Everything We Know. An applicable SXSW badge is required to attend the session.

Schneider Electric’s Ross Johnson and TierPoint’s Mary Meduski are part of this dynamic discussion on the future of IT infrastructure and the edge of the network and cloud on SXSW Interactive’s Startup & Tech Sectors track, along with author/journalist Andrew Blum and Compass EdgePoint’s Sharif Fotouh. The panel is Friday, March 9, at the Hilton Austin Downtown, Salon J, from 2 - 3 p.m.

The big idea we’ll be discussing is this:

Is it possible that film, music, and Interactive could all three falter if connectivity was threatened? Could the post-digital industries survive? Are we betting on artificial intelligence (AI), the Internet of Things (IoT), and quantum compute without considering a flaw in infrastructure?

  • What is “connectivity” made up of? Who owns/operates the infrastructure? Is it physically connected?
  • What happened to Google Fiber? Will it change what/how we develop it?
  • Where will the edge exist? Does it already exist? Did it replace the cloud?

We hope to see you there.

Location: 500 E 4th St, Austin, TX 78701 | Google Maps | More panel details

Let loose at our after-panel party, Texas style

After the panel, join the panelists, along with co-hosts Schneider Electric and TierPoint, for a foot-stomping rooftop after-party you won’t want to miss! No SXSW badge is required for entry. Doors open at 4:45 p.m., and we’ll be your gracious hosts from 5 – 8 p.m. at the Rattle Inn. Come as you like; the dress code is casual.

Here’s what we have planned:

Rooftop party
Network with industry leaders from some of the top IT companies in the south.
Unwind with classic cocktails, hors-d'oeuvres and live music from Red Young and His Hot Horns.

RSVP here and tell us you’ll join us at the Rattle Inn.

Location: Rattle Inn, rooftop deck, 610 Nueces Street, Austin, TX 78701 | Google Maps | RSVP

See you March 9 in Austin at SXSW 2018!

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