TwinLogic Strategies is gearing up for a great SXSW 2017 with a list of our panels and some that we are sure you are not going to want to miss. But we need your help to ensure that our panels get selected!

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When Should My Data Become the Government’s Data?

There is more data available in the world now than at any time in history. While this data facilitates almost all human interaction, it is also useful to governments and law enforcement entities, particularly in times of crisis. But how do our laws balance personal privacy with the necessity of government access to data for our security? And how are we updating these laws? This panel will discuss global issues surrounding government access to data and features Congressman Kevin Yoder, the author of the Email Privacy Act, Julia Reda, a Member of the European Parliament for the Pirate Party, and David Snead, General Counsel of cPanel and co-founder of the Internet Infrastructure Coalition.



Weaving Together Tech, Fashion, and Congress

The Internet of Things has connected everything from our watches to our shoes, generating data and improving lives. Smart fabrics, 3D printing and microsensors are some of the technologies being used by designers today. As the tech and fashion worlds forge the future of wearable tech, when and where will Congress insert itself into the conversation? This panel looks at futuristic fashion and explores the policy issues involved. Our panelists include Congressman Darrell Issa, the co-chair of the Internet of Things Caucus, Sandra Lopez the VP of Wearables at Intel and Becca McCharren, a designer at Chromat Garments for a great discussion.



AI & Deep Learning Tech—Are We Ready?

Just as we’re becoming accustomed to an Internet of Things (IoT) way of life from Fitbit counting our steps to asking Alexa to play music, the more complex world of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Deep Learning machines is here and growing. Policy implications abound for both innovators and the government from safety and security to AI’s impact on the future workforce. This panel will examine the policy challenges of AI with Congresswoman Suzan Delbene (D-WA), a key leader on tech policy on Capitol Hill, Rohit Prasad, Amazon’s Alexa Machine Learning specialist and Terah Lyons, a former White House Office of Science and Technology Policy advisor on Artificial Intelligence.



Fintech, Public Policy, and a Consumer Driven World

FinTech is transforming the financial services industry as small companies become household names. Wall Street Institutions need to be nimble in order to succeed, looking for the right investment partnerships with the next new technology. Is the regulatory landscape for the big enabling the small? Government needs to promote this rapid pace of innovation. Luckily some of the best minds in the industry are working on transforming the industry, thinking about “fintegration”. This panel features Congressman Patrick McHenry, a member of the Financial Service Committee, Heather Cox with CitiGroup and Tom Gannon with MasterCard to discuss.



Follow the Minerals: Conflict Minerals in Tech

In the last few years, tech companies have grappled with the fact that many of their most popular products are powered by components that are derived mainly in the Democratic Republic of Congo, funding a vicious civil war. The use of these “conflict minerals” has raised many questions about corporate responsibility and required companies to do an internal gut check to decide how to address the issue. What’s more, recent federal legislation mandates certain disclosures on the use of conflict minerals in products or in materials used in manufacturing processes. How has the tech world responded to calls to create conflict-free products and what impact has it had?



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