courtesy Zappos, Inc.One of America's most innovative big-picture thinkers, Tony Hsieh, will deliver the SXSW V2V Opening Keynote.
The CEO of Zappos.com, Inc., Urban Innovator, and New York Times Bestselling author of Delivering Happiness will take the stage on Monday, August 12, 2013, to welcome SXSW V2V audiences to the city that he calls home.
In 1999, at the age of 24, Tony Hsieh sold LinkExchange, the company he co-founded, to Microsoft. He then joined Zappos as an advisor and investor, and eventually became CEO, where he helped Zappos grow from almost no sales to over $1 billion in gross merchandise sales annually, while simultaneously making Fortune Magazine’s annual “Best Companies to Work For” list. In November 2009, Zappos was acquired by Amazon.com. In March of that same year, Hsieh delivered one of SXSW Interactive's most popular opening keynote addresses.