SXSW PanelPicker Community Vote Now Open – Here’s Our Picks!

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Banking Disrupted: A Disruptive Leadership Summit
July 20, 2016
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What We Can All Learn from Master Athletes & Musicians
August 10, 2016
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Over the years, Leverage PR has worked extensively with SXSW in a variety of capacities, from managing PR efforts for the Accelerator Competition and Health and Medtech Expo, securing top-tier coverage for clients leading up to and during the event, and drafting and submitting winning PanelPicker proposals on behalf of our clients.

We’re excited to share our clients’ panel proposals this year, and hope you will agree that these showcase some of the most innovative topics and speakers in their respective industries. Comprising 30 percent of the final decision, community votes play a crucial part of the selection process. Please follow the links below to cast your vote by Sept. 2!

What We Can Learn from Master Athletes & Musicians

How to Stand Out in a Hyped Up Fintech Market

The Globalization of Finance

More information on these sessions can be found below. Additionally, we’d love to hear from you if you’ve submitted a panel this year. Please tweet us at @Leverage_PR so we can “thumbs up” your session!


What We Can Learn from Master Athletes & Musicians

Speakers:

Masters across diverse fields are distinguished by the four practices of intentional focus, consistent challenge, quick feedback, and repetition to automaticity. If the habits that produce elite performance can be identified and scaled successfully for the average person, then perhaps mastery can be democratized and made accessible to all. The field of adaptive learning is well-suited for this challenge. It is now possible to create learner-centered experiences that adjust in real-time to provide each individual with an optimal level of focus, challenge, feedback, and repetition. These new technologies can ensure that each individual attains mastery and has a chance to succeed.

 

How to Stand Out in a Hyped Up Fintech Market

Speakers:

From start-ups to large institutions, it seems that everyone and their mother is jumping on the fintech bandwagon. With new fintech solutions popping up daily, how can your company differentiate itself in a market rapidly becoming saturated by this ever-so-popular moniker? Join fintech luminaries including a top industry analyst, leading venture capitalist, financial PR executive, and an entrepreneur who made it, as they discuss how to take your company from buzz-word status to public listing, and all the steps along the way to ensure your fintech brand stands apart from the pack.

 

The Globalization of Finance

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Financial technology paired with simple UI is rapidly changing the way people invest and source capital at all levels. With the proliferation of robo-advisors and online financial products geared toward average citizens, we are on the cusp of major change. Financial globalization is already affecting everything from average citizens’ abilities to decrease currency risk to monetary policy. In this panel, experts from China, the UK, South Africa and the US – who have been leading their markets for years and understand the vast impact fintech is making from a local and global prospective – will share the risks and opportunities new financial technologies are creating in this market.