SXSW Announces Reggie Fils-Aimé As 2020 Keynote Speaker

Reggie Fils-Aimé still has some cool stuff to do even after leaving Nintendo as SXSW announced him as a keynote speaker for 2020’s festival. The event announced that he will be joining a long list of speakers, including Kim Gordon and Robert Rodriguez, to speak during the event on a number of topics. You can see the full list of speakers below.

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“We’re kicking off the 2020 season with a captivating group of speakers. From Keynotes Reggie Fils-Aimé, who oversaw Nintendo of America during its most successful era, and Kim Gordon, a creative virtuoso whose passion and achievements have paved the way for others, to our diverse range of expert Featured Speakers, these talents prove that SXSW is the premier destination for innovation and creative discovery,” said Hugh Forrest, Chief Programming Officer. “We’ve also added new tracks and more programming to the second half of the week, as our event evolves to reflect the continued convergence of the industries who gather here.”

Newly-announced SXSW 2020 Keynotes include:

  • Managing Partner at Brentwood Growth Partners and former President and COO of Nintendo of America Reggie Fils-Aimé (Convergence)

  • Musician, singer, songwriter, visual artist, and actress Kim Gordon (Music)

Newly-announced Featured Speakers include:

  • Founder and Chief Trend Curator of the Non-Obvious Company Rohit Bhargava

  • Producer, songwriter, artist  Benny Blanco 

  • Cannabis rights activist Steve DeAngelo 

  • Starburst Accelerator co-founder & Managing Partner Van Espahbodi

  • Graphika Chief Innovation Officer Camille François

  • Entrepreneurs and Magnolia founders Chip and Joanna Gaines 

  • Entrepreneur and Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes in conversation with TechCrunch’s Josh Constine 

  • Author and co-founder and CEO of Affectiva Dr. Rana el Kaliouby

  • Cirque du Soleil, One Drop Foundation and Lune Rouge founder Guy Laliberté 

  • Designer, author and technologist John Maeda 

  • Actor and comedian Cheech Marin in conversation with Filmmaker Robert Rodriguez 

  • IMDB Founder and CEO Col Needham 

  • James Beard Award-winning chef and author Kwame Onwuachi

  • Executive Director of Los Angeles Department of Cannabis Regulation Cat Packer 

  • C3 Presents concert and festival promoter Huston Powell 

  • Musician, producer and songwriter Nile Rodgers in conversation with music industry executive and entrepreneur Merck Mercuriadis 

  • Quantitative futurist, author and founder and CEO of the Future Today Institute Amy Webb 

  • Author and scholar Shoshana Zuboff

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