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SXSW Interactive 2014 Program Guide

SXSW Interactive 2014 Program Guide: Tomorrow Happens Here

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SXSW Interactive Hall of Fame The goal of the SXSW Interactive Festival Hall of Fame is to recognize those trendsetters whose ca- reer accomplishments have paved the future of the new media industry. As with previous honorees Jeffrey Zeldman (2012) and danah boyd (2013), Hall of Fame inductees are essential members of the Interactive community who have made numerous contributions to the underlying SXSW goals of creativity, innovation and inspiration. For 2014, the SXSW Interactive Festival Hall of Fame inductee will be Joi Ito, who currently holds the position of Director of the MIT Media Lab. He is a Board Member of The Sony Corpo- ration, The New York Times Company, The Ma- cArthur Foundation, The Knight Foundation and Creative Commons. He is on board of a number of non-profit organizations including The Mozilla Foundation and WITNESS. He has created nu- merous Internet companies including PSINet Japan, Digital Garage and Infoseek Japan and was an early stage investor in Twitter, Six Apart, Wikia, Flickr,, Kickstarter and Path. Ito was named by Businessweek as one of the "25 Most Influential People on the Web" in 2008. In 2011, he was chosen by Foreign Policy Magazine as one of the "Top 100 Global Thinkers." In 2011, he received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Oxford Internet Institute in recognition of his role as one of the world's leading advo- cates of Internet freedom. Aimee Wenske Mindy Best Mindy Best Andy Ryan SXSW 2014 Interactive Festival 213 SXSW INTERACTIVE 2014 HALL OF FAME 2014 INDUCTEE: JOI ITO, DIRECTOR OF THE MIT MEDIA LAB Thanks to Our Sponsors PREMIER SPONSOR INNOCEAN • INNOCEAN.COM INNOCEAN uses science and technology to create actionable brand solutions that spark conversation, rather than interrupting it. SUPPORTING SPONSORS CLOUD.TYPOGRAPHY • TYPOGRAPHY.COM/CLOUD The webfont solution for design professionals, Cloud.typography is home to Gotham, Knock- out, Whitney, Verlag, and the entire collection of web-optimized ScreenSmart fonts. Learn more at IBM • IBM.COM IBM's Ecosystem Development division supports IBM's ecosystem of business partners, developers, ISVs, entrepreneurs, influencers, academics and venture capitalists in bringing smarter planet technology to market. Special Honors PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD The online public's favorite finalist from the 2014 Interactive Awards competition. BREAKOUT DIGITAL TREND The trend that gains the most trac- tion during SXSW Interactive 2014. SPEAKER OF THE EVENT The speaker from SXSW Interactive 2014 whose presentation makes the biggest impact on the digital community. DIGITAL CAMPAIGN OF THE YEAR The best interactive campaign from the 2013 calendar year as voted by our panel of Interactive Awards judges. BEST OF SHOW The judges' favorite finalist from the 2014 competition. INTERACTIVE EVENTS

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