If you missed Shaquille O’Neal at the 2013 SXSW Interactive Festival, then don’t make the same mistake in 2014! After hailing himself as “the world’s tallest geek” at last year’s event, the Big Aristotle returns on Sunday, March 9 at 5:00 pm for a session titled “Wearables and Beyond with Shaq”. Joining him for this special conversation about one of today’s hottest tech trends is Rick Valencia, the vice president of Qualcomm and the founder and general manager of Qualcomm Life.
A 15-time NBA All Star, Shaq was also a part of four different world championship teams. Since retiring in 2011, he has pursued a variety of interests ranging from post-graduate education (he holds both an MBA and a PhD) to basketball analysis (as a host of “Inside the NBA on TNT with Kenny, Ernie and Charles”). O’Neal is particularly involved in technology and social media. He boasts more than eight million followers on Twitter and more than four million likes on Facebook. His Comedy Shaq Channel on YouTube includes more than 325,000 subscribers and almost 55 million page views. Last summer, O’Neal became a part owner of the Sacramento Kings, which has since became the first team in the NBA to accept BitCoin as a form of payment.
Purchase your badge now so that you can catch the “Wearables and Beyond with Shaq” session at SXSW Interactive on Sunday, March 9. SXSW registration prices increase at the end of the day on Friday, February 7 — so buy your badge today and save! Also, for more information on all the other great sessions at the 2014 SXSW Interactive Festival, browse the hour-by-hour schedule or visit the all-new Recommendations page.