eBay Inc. at SXSW: An Overview
By: Richard Brewer-Hay
I’m on the ground here again in Austin for SXSW 2012. eBay Inc. has a number of speaking engagements and activities happening around this year’s conference and I’m here to cover it all from today through Wednesday.
I sat down with RedLaser GM, Rob Veres, to chat about what’s happening here in Austin this week:
Rob’s panel, Taming the Market in your Pocket, is from 9:30 – 10:30am on Monday, March 12 in the Sabine room of the Hilton Garden Inn. The hashtag to follow along with that particular panel is #TameMarket. Rob will be joined by Tamara Mendelsohn of Eventbrite and Michael Shim of Groupon. The panel will be moderated by Andrew Vilcsak of Airnbnb.
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Sam Shrauger, VP of Global Product & Experience, PayPal will be giving a sneak peek of the all-new PayPal wallet.
From his PayPal Blog post:
During my session, I’ll demo an intelligent wallet that will do for digital money what internet mash-ups did for digital information: free it, so you can connect it, filter it, personalize it, share it and make it work the way that you want it to. Because PayPal’s wallet is digital – not just mobile, digital – it lets consumers do things with their money that have never been possible before.
His presentation, Why a Mobile Wallet Isn’t Going to be Enough, is on Tuesday, March 13, from 12:30 – 1:30pm in the Rio Grande room of the Hilton Garden Inn. You can also follow all discussion around the PayPal Wallet using the hashtag: #PPWallet
Don Kingsborough, VP of Retail, PayPal will be participating in the From Leather to Smartphone: The Wallet Evolves panel on Tuesday, March 13 from 5:00 – 6:00pm in the same room as Sam Shrauger’s presentation (see above). He will be joined by Jim Mccarthy of Visa and Steve Schultz of Pageonce. The panel will be moderated by Lauren Goode of AllThingsD.
Follow these eBay Twitter folks for live-updates from SXSW:
All photos throughout the week will be uploaded to the set:
“eBay at SXSW 2012”
Thanks all and stay tuned.