SXSW V2V 2015 Program Guide

The digital version of the SXSW V2V Guide is now available! Packed full of information, this guide is a must-read before leaving home, and a great resource on the ground.

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24 SXSW V2V 2015 Time Room Name: Startup Spotlight The Entrepreneurial Journey of a Serial Groundbreaker Damien Patton, CEO of Banjo, is not the world's most conventional CEO. Before founding Banjo, he enlisted in the Navy, was chief mechanic for a top NASCAR team, and even dusted for prints as a crime scene investigator. Eventually, his determination to solve any problem in front of him led him to the tech world, where he won hackathon after hackathon and eventually, created Banjo. At Banjo, Patton and his team are build- ing the world's first crystal ball. Using ad- vanced geo-location, image recognition and analysis technology, Banjo captures and organizes the virtually endless streams of global data created every second, and makes sense of that data to understand what's happening anywhere in the world —instantly. Individuals, companies and organizations use Banjo's technology to make smarter, faster decisions. In his Keynote, Patton will look back on his own entrepreneurial journey, from his early days in the military through his successes with Banjo. He will discuss how out-of-the-box thinking and sheer deter- mination are the necessary ingredients to execute on ground-breaking ideas. Attendees will also hear how as a CEO, Patton has met and overcome setbacks and ob- stacles by staying agile and never being afraid to fail. He'll delve into how entrepreneurs can think bigger, adapt to change and stay on the path toward their ultimate vision. Finally, Patton and BlueRun Ventures Co-founder John Malloy will engage in a Q&A after their Keynote session, touching on all aspects of entrepreneurship. Damien Patton Banjo, Chief Executive Officer John Malloy BlueRun Ventures, General Partner 2:00pm Tower Ballroom 4: Keynote MONDAY

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