AUSTIN, TX--(Marketwired - Mar 11, 2015) - Friday at SXSW Interactive, Spiceworks co-founder and CEO Jay Hallberg will participate in a panel discussion on how the emergence of vertical social networks are changing how professionals connect with one another, the impact on brands trying to reach them, and the resources they use to do their jobs. Panel details include:

Session Title: New Social Networks Are Changing Entire Industries
When: Friday, March 13, 2015 at 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. CT
Panel Participants:

  • Moderator: Carmel DeAmicis, former reporter, GigaOM, @carmeldea
  • Jay Hallberg, CEO, Spiceworks, @jay_hallberg
  • Manish Kothari, Platform GM, Edmodo
  • Nate Gross, MD & co-founder, Doximity, @NG

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Additionally, Spiceworks co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer, Scott Abel, will participate in a panel discussion focusing on the importance of creating and maintaining a strong company culture, existing workplace challenges facing startups today, and how company leaders can build a sensible work environment where employees feel valued and rewarded.

Session Title: Battle Cry of the Sensible Startup
When: Friday, March 13, 2015 at 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. CT
Panel Participants:

  • Moderator: Jason Yeung, managing director, Morgan Stanley 
  • Scott Abel, co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer, Spiceworks
  • Jeff Tangney, co-founder and CEO, Doximity, @JeffTangney
  • Lara Aldag, co-founder and CEO, Higgle, @laldag

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About Spiceworks
Spiceworks is the professional network 6 million IT professionals use to connect with one another and thousands of technology brands. The company simplifies how IT professionals discover, buy and manage more than $600 billion in technology products and services each year. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, Spiceworks is backed by Adams Street Partners, Austin Ventures, Institutional Venture Partners (IVP), Goldman Sachs, Shasta Ventures and Tenaya Capital. For more information visit

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