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Black Tech NOLA 2021 | Virtual Event

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Customer Centricity and its Role in Innovation presented by Entergy
The fireside chat with Sandra Diggs-Miller, Vice President of Customer Service at Entergy New Orleans, will offer insights on the importance of inclusion beyond hiring and workplace culture. The interview will highlight how Entergy addresses diversity, inclusion and belonging, as well as the company’s approach to access and equity in marketing, product development, community engagement, and customer service.
2021-06-28T10:00:00Z 2021-06-28T11:00:00Z America/Chicago Customer+Centricity+and+its+Role+in+Innovation+presented+by+Entergy https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fblacktechnola2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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One Million Strong: Building Black Tech
Fireside chat with OneTen CEO Maurice Jones
2021-06-28T11:00:00Z 2021-06-28T12:00:00Z America/Chicago One+Million+Strong%3A+Building+Black+Tech https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fblacktechnola2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Hiring for Mission Driven, Purpose Driven Job Seekers in Tech presented by Resilia
The job market has changed and job seekers are more purpose oriented than ever. This has changed the landscape in hiring for technologists in profound ways. We'll discuss how things used to be, what has changed and hiring practices that allow you to find the best talent. When you build a team beyond just functional expertise, these are the individuals that when mission aligned and empowered can be force multipliers within your organization.
2021-06-28T12:00:00Z 2021-06-28T12:30:00Z America/Chicago Hiring+for+Mission+Driven%2C+Purpose+Driven+Job+Seekers+in+Tech+presented+by+Resilia https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fblacktechnola2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Meetups
Chat with Skilltype for learning & development opportunities
2021-06-28T12:00:00Z 2021-06-28T12:30:00Z America/Chicago Chat+with+Skilltype+for+learning+%26+development+opportunities https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fblacktechnola2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Meetups
Training Programs with JOB1 Business and Career Solutions
2021-06-28T12:30:00Z 2021-06-28T13:00:00Z America/Chicago Training+Programs+with+JOB1+Business+and+Career+Solutions https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fblacktechnola2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Venture Capital and Inclusion Meetup presented by Mosaic Genius
Leaders in Venture Capital talk about the importance of Black investors supporting Black startups, careers in Venture Capital and various funding models that benefit minority founders.
2021-06-28T13:00:00Z 2021-06-28T14:00:00Z America/Chicago Venture+Capital+and+Inclusion+Meetup+presented+by+Mosaic+Genius https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fblacktechnola2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Culture of Gaming: It Takes A Village presented by Microsoft
Panel discussion around accessibility in gaming for the POC community with insights from New Orleans Game Camp graduates.
2021-06-28T13:00:00Z 2021-06-28T14:00:00Z America/Chicago Culture+of+Gaming%3A+It+Takes+A+Village+presented+by+Microsoft https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fblacktechnola2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Powering Innovation through Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging presented by Entergy
A trio of vice presidents from across Entergy will discuss the company’s diversity goals and approach to advancing a culture of inclusion. They will also cover the importance of new pipelines and under-resourced populations as they relate to recruiting, and the imperative of cross-functional collaboration to address inequity when building and providing customer solutions.
2021-06-28T13:00:00Z 2021-06-28T14:00:00Z America/Chicago Powering+Innovation+through+Diversity%2C+Inclusion+and+Belonging+presented+by+Entergy https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fblacktechnola2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Making Music Together presented by the Recording Academy
Ryan Butler will lead a discussion about the initiatives that support diversity in music.
2021-06-28T13:00:00Z 2021-06-28T14:00:00Z America/Chicago Making+Music+Together+presented+by+the+Recording+Academy https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fblacktechnola2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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The Business of Music: The Music Economy with Reid Wick, Lou Hill and Tavia Osbey moderated by Rachel Shields.
Panel discussion with New Orleans musicians, industry leaders and advocates around the vision and mission of NOME and the importance of policy and legislation that supports our local music economy.
2021-06-28T14:00:00Z 2021-06-28T15:00:00Z America/Chicago The+Business+of+Music%3A+The+Music+Economy+with+Reid+Wick%2C+Lou+Hill+and+Tavia+Osbey+moderated+by+Rachel+Shields.+ https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fblacktechnola2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Black In Business: Marketing Your Technology
Hear Skilltype CEO Tony Zanders and Head of Sales Brett Blake share stories on how changing your mindset can create an opportunity of a lifetime.
2021-06-28T14:00:00Z 2021-06-28T15:00:00Z America/Chicago Black+In+Business%3A+Marketing+Your+Technology https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fblacktechnola2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Journey of A Game presented by Microsoft
Master Class around getting into the gaming industry and creative roles with Turn 10 Studios.
2021-06-28T14:00:00Z 2021-06-28T15:00:00Z America/Chicago Journey+of+A+Game+presented+by+Microsoft https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fblacktechnola2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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How I Got Here: The Journey of a Creative In Tech presented by Lucid
Creative and Content Creator Jonathan Urbina talks about creative pathways into tech and career pathways for non tech professionals.
2021-06-28T14:00:00Z 2021-06-28T15:00:00Z America/Chicago +How+I+Got+Here%3A+The+Journey+of+a+Creative+In+Tech+presented+by+Lucid https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fblacktechnola2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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College Track presented by Resolvit
Students and professionals meet to get tools and resources to help advance their career in tech.
2021-06-28T15:00:00Z 2021-06-28T16:00:00Z America/Chicago College+Track+presented+by+Resolvit https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fblacktechnola2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Corporate Conversations: Attracting Diverse Talent
A conversation with DEI & Culture leaders around recruitment marketing strategies.
2021-06-28T15:00:00Z 2021-06-28T16:00:00Z America/Chicago Corporate+Conversations%3A+Attracting+Diverse+Talent https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fblacktechnola2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Advancing Black Pathways presented by JPMorgan Chase & Co.
JPMorgan Chase & Co. kicks off the day with a keynote on investing in Black tech startups and building generational wealth.
2021-06-29T10:00:00Z 2021-06-29T11:00:00Z America/Chicago Advancing+Black+Pathways+presented+by+JPMorgan+Chase+%26+Co. https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fblacktechnola2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Fireside Chat with Wendell Pierce: Black Lifting Black Voices in Media
Discussions on social justice through the media and telling our own stories
2021-06-29T11:00:00Z 2021-06-29T12:00:00Z America/Chicago Fireside+Chat+with+Wendell+Pierce%3A+Black+Lifting+Black+Voices+in+Media https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fblacktechnola2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Hospitality to Tech: Turn Your Service Skills Into A Sales Career presented by NOLABA
Panel discussion with New Orleans technology professionals and tech leaders to talk about transferable skills from hospitality to tech. Panelists will share career opportunities and accessible pathways into tech through non technical roles.
2021-06-29T12:15:00Z 2021-06-29T12:45:00Z America/Chicago Hospitality+to+Tech%3A+Turn+Your+Service+Skills+Into+A+Sales+Career+presented+by+NOLABA https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fblacktechnola2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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The Climb to the Top presented by Microsoft
Hear from Black technologists on how they advanced in a corporate tech world.
2021-06-29T13:00:00Z 2021-06-29T14:00:00Z America/Chicago The+Climb+to+the+Top+presented+by+Microsoft https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fblacktechnola2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Business As An Artist presented by The Garibay Center
Hear from industry leaders and music influencers on how to build your brand, monetize your music and grow your audience using technology.
2021-06-29T13:00:00Z 2021-06-29T14:00:00Z America/Chicago Business+As+An+Artist+presented+by+The+Garibay+Center https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fblacktechnola2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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City of New Orleans Talks Tech
Kim Lagrue and Alana Harris have a fireside chat about creative jobs in tech and City's commitment to workforce development.
2021-06-29T13:00:00Z 2021-06-29T14:00:00Z America/Chicago City+of+New+Orleans+Talks+Tech https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fblacktechnola2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Building Black Tech Ecosystems presented by T-Mobile
A panel discussion with ecosystem builders changing the game around tech inclusion.
2021-06-29T14:00:00Z 2021-06-29T15:00:00Z America/Chicago Building+Black+Tech+Ecosystems+presented+by+T-Mobile https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fblacktechnola2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Independent Artist Experience: Reclaiming our Dime presented by Youtube Music
Artists share how media is being used to build brands, elevate unique voices and foster authentic community.
2021-06-29T14:00:00Z 2021-06-29T15:00:00Z America/Chicago Independent+Artist+Experience%3A+Reclaiming+our+Dime+presented+by+Youtube+Music https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fblacktechnola2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Off The Grid: Content Creators Meetup with the Vitamin Q and Adobe
Creatives and Content Creators meetup up to discuss building community with an authentic voice and design inspite of cancel culture.
2021-06-29T14:00:00Z 2021-06-29T15:00:00Z America/Chicago Off+The+Grid%3A+Content+Creators+Meetup+with+the+Vitamin+Q+and+Adobe https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fblacktechnola2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Leading Up: How ERGs drive inclusion strategies at the top presented by Levelset
Representatives from Levelset share insights on how they started the first-ever employee resource group for black employees. They will discuss why they started the group, what they are doing to move it forward, why buy-in from the top is important, and how they are driving the conversation.
2021-06-29T14:00:00Z 2021-06-29T15:00:00Z America/Chicago Leading+Up%3A+How+ERGs+drive+inclusion+strategies+at+the+top+presented+by+Levelset https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fblacktechnola2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Independent Artist Experience: Reclaiming Our Dime with Dawn Richard presented by YouTube Music
Technology has created pathways for musicians to have successful careers outside of the confines of mainstream music. Artists share how media is being used to build brands, elevate unique voices and foster authentic community.
2021-06-29T14:00:00Z 2021-06-29T15:00:00Z America/Chicago Independent+Artist+Experience%3A+Reclaiming+Our+Dime+with+Dawn+Richard+presented+by+YouTube+Music https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fblacktechnola2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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College Track presented by Resolvit
Students and professionals meet to get tools and resources to help advance their career in tech.
2021-06-29T15:00:00Z 2021-06-29T16:00:00Z America/Chicago College+Track+presented+by+Resolvit https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fblacktechnola2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Black Tech Startup: Designed to Win presented by MAWSS
Startup showcase is an opportunity for Black Tech founders, specifically creatives, to learn how they can set up their business for contracts and supplier opportunities.
2021-06-29T15:00:00Z 2021-06-29T16:00:00Z America/Chicago Black+Tech+Startup%3A+Designed+to+Win+presented+by+MAWSS https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fblacktechnola2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Preserving The Culture presented by GNO, Inc.
GNO, Inc joins our main stage to talk about the impact of the music and creative economy on jobs, festivals, live performance and tourism in the region.
2021-06-30T10:00:00Z 2021-06-30T11:00:00Z America/Chicago Preserving+The+Culture+presented+by+GNO%2C+Inc. https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fblacktechnola2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Keynote: Knowing Your Worth and Protecting Your Brand
Fireside chat with Marques Colston and Hyma Moore about following your purpose and being aligned with your personal mission.
2021-06-30T11:00:00Z 2021-06-30T12:00:00Z America/Chicago Keynote%3A+Knowing+Your+Worth+and+Protecting+Your+Brand https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fblacktechnola2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Changing the landscape: Pursuing a Fulfilling Career in BioTechnology
Biotechnology is a growing field in New Orleans and many regions outside of Boston and Silicon Valley. Yet accessing jobs within the field can seem unattainable. We will discuss some of the resources that are available for supporting entrepreneurs who would like to start their own firm, and avenues and pathways of exploration for individuals who are interested in pursuing careers in biotechnology.
2021-06-30T12:15:00Z 2021-06-30T12:45:00Z America/Chicago Changing+the+landscape%3A+Pursuing+a+Fulfilling+Career+in+BioTechnology https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fblacktechnola2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Brand Identity Check-In: Turn Fans into Revenue presented by Gener8tor
Hear from industry leaders and music influencers on how to build your brand, monetize your music and grow your audience using technology.
2021-06-30T13:00:00Z 2021-06-30T14:00:00Z America/Chicago Brand+Identity+Check-In%3A+Turn+Fans+into+Revenue+presented+by+Gener8tor https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fblacktechnola2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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The Message: Media, Racism and What Lies Beneath
Fireside discussion to examine the racist messages in news stories, media sterostypes, negative images of the Black community and how the murder of George Floyd flipped the script.
2021-06-30T13:00:00Z 2021-06-30T14:00:00Z America/Chicago The+Message%3A+Media%2C+Racism+and+What+Lies+Beneath https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fblacktechnola2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Equity in Equity: Negotiating A Good Deal presented by NOLABA
Black founders discuss how racism impacts the startup community around funding, investment and lending. Panelists will share insights on what Black and Brown founders can do to negotiate deals without compromising the integrity of their business or their technology.
2021-06-30T13:00:00Z 2021-06-30T14:00:00Z America/Chicago Equity+in+Equity%3A+Negotiating+A+Good+Deal+presented+by+NOLABA https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fblacktechnola2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Helping the Culture Survive presented by YouTube Music
Panel discussion with artists and influencers to explore the future of music and tech.
2021-06-30T14:00:00Z 2021-06-30T15:00:00Z America/Chicago Helping+the+Culture+Survive+presented+by+YouTube+Music https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fblacktechnola2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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KeyString Labs: Powering Entergy Innovation presented by Entergy
Join Lyndon Dupont and Frank Magee, business operations leaders for Entergy’s Power Through program, as they discuss the company’s innovation organization, KeyString Labs. The pair will cover Entergy’s innovation priorities and highlight Power Through, a backup resource that helps some commercial and industrial customers in Mississippi and Texas avoid power interruptions.
2021-06-30T14:00:00Z 2021-06-30T15:00:00Z America/Chicago KeyString+Labs%3A+Powering+Entergy+Innovation+presented+by+Entergy https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fblacktechnola2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Money Moves: New Orleans Film Economy
A look into the New Orleans Film Economy led by India King and industry leaders on economic impact, building sustainable workforce, infrastructure and incentives in the film industry.
2021-06-30T14:00:00Z 2021-06-30T15:00:00Z America/Chicago Money+Moves%3A+New+Orleans+Film+Economy https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fblacktechnola2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Protecting Your Crown
A talk about the Crown Act, policy protecting against hair discrimination at work, imagery, and challenging ideas about European beauty standards.
2021-06-30T14:00:00Z 2021-06-30T15:00:00Z America/Chicago Protecting+Your+Crown https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fblacktechnola2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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College Track presented by Resolvit
Students and professionals meet to get tools and resources to help advance their career in tech.
2021-06-30T15:00:00Z 2021-06-30T16:00:00Z America/Chicago College+Track+presented+by+Resolvit https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fblacktechnola2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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The Business Imperative of Diversity: How Does Inclusivity Drive Innovation Forward presented by Entergy
A panel of employees from Entergy’s IT organization will explore how inclusivity drives innovation forward. During a roundtable discussion, the group will cover the importance of diversity, inclusion and belonging in the technology sector. They will also discuss how different skillsets, backgrounds and personal experiences are crucial for successful innovation, product development and competition.
2021-06-30T15:00:00Z 2021-06-30T16:00:00Z America/Chicago The+Business+Imperative+of+Diversity%3A+How+Does+Inclusivity+Drive+Innovation+Forward+presented+by+Entergy https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fblacktechnola2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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504 The Culture presented by the Mayor's Office of Cultural Economy
Closing Event celebrating New Orleans culture and community.
2021-06-30T17:00:00Z 2021-06-30T19:00:00Z America/Chicago 504+The+Culture+presented+by+the+Mayor%27s+Office+of+Cultural+Economy https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fblacktechnola2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)

Speakers

Sandra Diggs

Entergy

Tamika Harris

Torsh

Martin Roth

LevelSet

Angela Shiloh Crye

NOLABA

Blue Thomas

Resilia

Tavia Osbey

Lou Hill

Reid Wick

Jonathan Urbina

Jordan Von Tress

Kumar Doshi

Davey Dupuy

Ryan Butler

Tony Zanders

Skilltype

Rachel Shields

GNO, Inc.

Brett Blake

SkillType

Michael Rhymes

Entergy

Taiwan Brown

Entergy

Gregory Campbell

Bernard Roberson

Dr. Bryon Wilson

Merck

Samer Yousif

Mike Grodin

Microsoft

Madden Osei

Microsoft

Luis Angel Mex

XBOX

Maurice Jones

OneTen

Hermione Malone

GoBe

Andrew Albert

Gus Bennett

Nia Weeks

Shercole King

Caroll Morton

India King

Mag Rodriguez

Suai Kee

Jacari Harris

Skylar Williams

Aaron Walker

Courtney Williams

Torsh

Dr. Trivia Frazier

Hyma Moore

Gina Swanson

Dr. Nashlie Sephus

Amazon | TheBeanPath.org

Kia Hatfield

Calvin Mackie

Stem NOLA

Clint Odom

T-Mobile

Quincy Williams

Natika Soward

Adobe

Laverne Saulney

Felicia Thomas

Terah Rubin

LevelSet

Jason Waggenspack

The Ranch

Dawn Richard

Our Dawn Entertainment LLC

Adam McFarland

Youtube

Caitlin Crews

Adobe

Dr. Fallon Wilson

#BlackTechFutures

Bobby Moore

Microsoft

Randall Boseman

Microsoft

Sierra Lorenzini

Microsoft

Ken Shames

Microsoft

Valarie Sheppard

The Garibay Center

Fernando Garibay

The Garibay Center

Tara Walker

Microsoft

Wendell Pierce

WBOK

Perry Sholes

of Progressive HR Strategies Inc.

Tuma Basa

Youtube

Hyma Moore

GNO Inc.

Marques Colston

Keynote Speaker

DC Paul

Co-Host

Kyndra Joi

Co-Host

Sabrina Short

Executive Producer

Jasmine Brown

GNO, Inc

Michael Cross

KeyString Labs

Ali Rivera

YouTube

Marissa Minter

Levelset

Derrick Strozier

JPMorgan Chase

Diamond George

Microsoft

Leyonna Barba

JPMorgan Chase

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