SXSW 2012 is shaping up to be the busiest SXSW ever for me!
This year I will be speaking at SXSW Interactive on Saturday, March 10th, 12:30 pm at the Hilton Garden Inn in the New Business Track. I’ll be representing Big Business in a session called “Why Small is the new Big and Big is the new Small” with friend and small business internet marketeer, Jason Stoddard. This will be a highly interactive session where you will not only learn, but you will have fun applying the concepts first hand in an #eggcellent (hashtag for session) market simulation. I hope to see you there!
I’ll also be doing several press interviews, videos and even appearing on a Time Warner Cable Show on the 19th with Chris Carillo, producer of the Austin Music Network.
This year IBM will have a bigger presence than ever and I have been busily working on the plans with a cross-IBM team and our Business Partner, Ascendant Technology. Be sure to stop by the IBM Future of Social Lounge in Meeting Room 1 of the Austin Convention Center near registration. We’ll reward you with a free social assessment of your business, and an invite to the most social party around! See where Social Business is headed, listen in on live conversations with industry innovators, and be able to recharge and refresh between sessions. IBM and its Business Partners are helping people like you – startups, developers and business leaders – to transform the future of business. While you’re in the lounge, you can also learn more about how IBM developerWorks can help you develop skills, solve problems, collaborate with experts, and stay ahead of the latest technical trends. Our IBM Global Entrepeneur team will also be there and is looking for entrepreneurs with global ambitions to address world issues in energy, healthcare, or other key areas for building a smarter planet. If that’s you, read up on it at ibm.com/isv/startup.
Also be on the lookout for the IBM Social Business SXSW Shuttle cruising the streets of downtown Austin. We’ll be taking you to all the Interactive Campuses in style with video, quizzes and prizes along the way and you can learn about the seven IBM sessions this year at SXSW. Throughout SXSW, follow the IBM Live from SXSW Coverage on the Social Business Social Media Aggregator. We’ll be using the hashtags #sxswibm and the usual #IBMSocialBiz on twitter if you want to join into the conversation. The Social Media Clubhouse team will also be joining us their capturing interviews throughout the conference along with our own IBM Video Correspondents, Todd Watson and Scott Laningham.
I hope to see you around at SXSW either at an IBM event or one of the dozens of special events or great sessions throughout the week. You can always track me down on Twitter by DMing me @katmandelstein.