SiriusXM radio inventor Martine Rothblatt added as SXSW keynote
On Thursday, South by Southwest Interactive announced the second of its five keynote speakers for the 2015 festival: inventor and futurist Martine Rothblatt. Rothblatt will speak Sunday, March 15, in a conversation with New York Magazine contributing editor Lisa Miller.
Rothblatt is best known as the creator of the technology behind SiriusXM Satellite Radio and is that company’s former chair and CEO. She’s now chair and CEO of United Therapeutics Corp., a biotechnology company focused on ending infertility, disease and even death. Rothblatt wrote the book, “Virtually Human: The Promise — and the Peril — of Digital Immortality.”
Rothblatt is also known as an activist on transgender issues and a tinkerer in the world of robotics.
The festival runs March 13-17.