SXSW2015 Speaker Spotlight: Eric Ries, Don Tapscott, Lawrence Lessig

SXSW is fast approaching, and we couldn’t be more excited to return to Austin, Texas! Three speakers we are particularly excited about are Eric Ries, Don Tapscott, and Lawrence Lessig.

Eric Ries is the author of the book, The Lean Startup. Previously, he co-founded and served as Chief Technology Officer of IMVU. In 2007, BusinessWeek named Ries one of the Best Young Entrepreneurs of Tech. He serves on the advisory board of a number of technology startups and venture capital firms. In 2008 he served as a venture advisor at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers.


ImageThink has previously scribed Eric Ries’ powerful presentation on the Lean Startup at SXSW after meeting him at Khosla Ventures. This year, we’ll be joining him again on stage at SXSW in ballroom D for his talk “Everything Eric Ries Has Learned Since 2011”, Monday, March 16th at 12:30 – 1:30pm to visually transcribe his talk!


Don Tapscott is CEO of The Tapscott Group think tank. As one of the world’s leading authorities on innovation, media and the economic and social impact of technology, Tapscott advises business and government leaders around the world. Tapscott has authored or co-authored 14 widely read books, including Macrowikinomics: New Solutions for a Connected Planet, Paradigm Shift, Grown Up Digital and The Naked Corporation. In 2011, Thinkers50 and the Harvard Business Review named Tapscott as one of the top 10 most important living business thinkers.


ImageThink has previously scribed Don Tapscott’s “Rethinking Civilization for the Social Age”. This year, we’ll be joining him again on stage at SXSW in ballroom A for his talk “Reality Check: 20 Years of the Digital Economy”, Monday, March 16th at 12:30 – 1:30pm to graphically record his talk!


Lawrence Lessig is the Roy L. Furman Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, and Director of the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University. Prior to rejoining the Harvard faculty, Lessig was a professor at Stanford Law School, where he founded the school’s Center for Internet and Society, and at the University of Chicago. Lessig serves on the Board of Creative Commons, MAPLight, Brave New Film Foundation, The American Academy, Berlin, AXA Research Fund and, and is on the advisory board of the Sunlight Foundation.

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ImageThink has previously scribed Lawrence Lessig’s “The Super Pac” for the Nantucket Project. This year, we’ll be joining him again on stage at SXSW in exhibit hall 5 for his talk “Mayday: the Fight to Save American Democracy”, Saturday, March 14th at 5:00 – 6:00pm to graphically record his talk!

Interested in learning from ImageThink? At SXSW, ImageThink principal Nora Herting will be hosting a talk, Picturing Your Big Ideas, Friday, March 13th 3:45-4:00pm in ballroom B.

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