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Go out with a bang: Make the last day count with this roster of top speaker-selected sessions

Marie Wieck
Marie Wieck

General Manager, IBM Blockchain

12:30PM–1:30PM, Austin Convention Center
“Changes in music distribution make access easier for everyone, but in turn create new challenges in royalty distribution for music makers. Hear directly from artists and music industry execs on how new standards like OMI and self-sovereign identity can help create trust in the system so independent musicians get credit for their work.”
Mike Shinoda
Mike Shinoda

Songwriter, Performer, Producer, Linkin Park

12:30PM–1:30PM, JW Marriott Hotel
“Ross Golan is an extraordinary talent with a big heart and a deep insight into how modern songs get made. I joke that he’s the ‘mayor of songwriter town’. He’s a funny guy and really gets the creative process.”
5PM–6PM, Austin Convention Center
“I don’t know this speaker, but this topic has been catching my attention in the past few years. While I don’t think anyone is predicting that AI will be replacing the creative human, many people are curious about ways that AI can come up with starting points that could get a creative process off to an unusual start, or speed up the creative process.”
Harald Becker
Harald Becker

Director Industry Engagement & Research, Office Envisioning, Microsoft

2PM–3PM, Hilton Austin Downtown
“Impact at scale is the holy grail in the ‘Tech for Good’ movement. Blockchain is a key enabling technology.”
Jon Gray
Jon Gray

Co-Founder, Ghetto Gastro

3:30PM–4:30PM, Hilton Austin Downtown
“I’m looking forward to this conversation because I’m from the birthplace of this culture and I don’t feel that it’s a bubble.”
Kellen Xu
Kellen Xu

Director Global Business Development & Partnerships, Samsung SmartThings

11PM–12PM, Hilton Austin Downtown
11PM–12PM, Fairmont Hotel
3:30PM–4:30PM, Hilton Austin Downtown
Ruth Morgan
Ruth Morgan

Professor of Crime and Forensic Science, University College London

March 14, 11AM–12PM
“This session addresses one of the biggest opportunities that currently exist for pretty much every domain. The capabilities of blockchain for transparency, sharing and securing data will be transformative, but where is blockchain going to go and what will it look like in the future? This is a chance to hear from one of the world’s leading futurists on what is going to shape the future of blockchain – and ours.”
Britt Wray
Britt Wray

Broadcaster & Science Writer

5PM–6PM, Austin Convention Center
“The history of space art? Yes please! Enough said.”
Paul Austin
Paul Austin

Founder, The Third Wave

5PM–6PM, Hilton Austin Downtown

Choice Cuts: Top sessions selected by our me Convention speaker community

The me Convention stages have been graced by top speakers from a vast range of industries and professions, delivering the diverse and compelling sessions that make us unique. We've gathered insight from our community of speakers from the past two years; here they draw on firsthand experience to share their top tips for unmissable sessions during SXSW 2019.

Disclaimer: The views of me Convention speakers do not necessarily reflect the opinions of either Mercedes-Benz and/or SXSW.