This page features panels at SXSW Interactive 2013 that will be presented within the BiT House at the Hilton-Garden Inn.

Additionally - this page includes panels that will take place outside of the BiT House that self-selected BiT as a tag, or have panelists or subject matter that we think is of particular interest to blacks in tech. If you would like to have a panel included on this page, please email the SXSW schedule page url to us at info@wearebit.com.


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Shannon Spanhake

@Shannon Spanhake is the Deputy Innovation Officer for the Office of Mayor Edwin M. Lee and the City and County of San Francisco. Her focus is on using innovation to enable job creation, citizen engagement, and urban revitalization. Prior to this role, Spanhake worked at a startup founded with her patent-pending environmental technology, for which she was named a Semi-Finalist in the Buckminster Fuller inventors competition. Before this, she held a dual appointment as a Post-Doctoral Researcher at the engineering research institute, CalIT2, UCSD, and also, as a senior researcher at the Center for Development Finance, a policy think-tank based in Chennai, India.