Taking Charge: Leading African Americans in Tech

August 02, 2018 - 2:30 PM - 3:45 PM
The Greater Columbus Convention Center // C161

Sponsored By

Moderator:  Hajj Flemings, Personal Brand Strategist & Tech Entrepreneur

Sponsor Remarks:  George Francis IV, Director, Account Services Management, Dell

Amanda Spann,
Marketing Infopreneur & App Founder
Crystal Washington, Technology Strategist, Owner, CWM Enterprises and Co-Founder of Socialunities; Author, One Tech Action and The Social Media Why
Melissa James, Founder & CEO, The Tech Connection Inc.
Kristopher Francisco, CEO, Evolute
Travis McPhail, Ph.D., Staff Software Engineer, Google
Olanda Sharp-Buckley, Senior Director, Systems Development Engineering, Dell

Sponsor: Dell

Founders of digital apps, CMO’s of social enterprises and CEO’s of marketing technology companies are all notable titles held by African-Americans in technology. So why are we not hearing more about them? Here we will shine a light on African-Americans who are at the top of their field in technology. Listen to digital innovators and leaders of major tech companies give their testimonies on how they took charge and became change agents in an area where minorities are generally underrepresented. The panelists will also talk about developing strategies to propel a new generation of minorities to consider careers in the tech industry.