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SXSW 2019

Politics in Tech: When the Bubble Bursts

There is a cultural perception in both America and throughout the political sector that tech companies and their employees share homogeneous political views, but is this really the case? Have our perceptions of what we see in media, the personalities of enigmatic CEOs, and perky benefits colored our views of what is valued in the tech industry? How do those views impact how tech interacts with government, their customers, and their potential employees?

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Takeaways

  1. Should tech's effort to increase diversity in the work place also include diversity in thought and politics?
  2. How could political perception of tech affect regulation of the tech sector?
  3. Does tech need diverse thought to continue to innovate?

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Organizer

Becky Tallent, Director of US Government Affairs, Dropbox

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  • Event: SXSW
  • Format: Panel
  • Track: Cities, Government & Politics
  • Level: Beginner
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