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This page features panels at SXSW Interactive 2013 that will be presented within the BiT House at the Hilton-Garden Inn.

Additionally - this page includes panels that will take place outside of the BiT House that self-selected BiT as a tag, or have panelists or subject matter that we think is of particular interest to blacks in tech. If you would like to have a panel included on this page, please email the SXSW schedule page url to us at info@wearebit.com.

 

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Saturday, March 9 • 10:30am - 11:30am
Stomp the Divide: A Blueprint for Creating Tech Thought Leaders LIMITED

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Communities that are focused on minority techs are popping up everywhere to drive conversations and shift perceptions. Engineers and technologists of color in these communities are constantly engaging in thoughtful and technical conversations in order to advance individual and cultural knowledge but also to change the perception of minority techs from the inside and the outside. Out of these communities we must produce tech thought leaders. Highly knowledgeable individuals that are at the forefront of cutting edge technology. Join the discussion as we highlight four (4) Tech Trailblazers as they share their expertise on building communities and the future of organizing the black tech community for greater success.

These tech trailblazers are people you should know or get to know if you are in technology. They don't just talk a good game, they are strategic thinkers with a track record of execution and success. They have the wisdom, will, passion, dedication, and expertise in their respective domain to build a community of new leaders and followers to stomp the divide.

 


Moderators
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Greg Greenlee

Founder, Blacks In Technology
Greg Greenlee is a Systems Engineer with over 14 years of IT experience. He is also the founder of the Blacks In Technology organization Blacks In Technology is a tech focused community and media organization focused on increasing diversity in technology. Blacks In Technology's mission is to increase visibility, participation, and change the perception of people of African descent in technology through community focused activities, events and... Read More →

Panelist
avatar for Chris Bennett

Chris Bennett

@Chris Bennett is the co-founder and CEO of Soldsie (formerly Central.ly), a social commerce tool for retailers, letting business owners post products for sale right on their Facebook pages. He is passionate about social change, innovation, and the Internet. He has a background founding businesses from an early age and his last startup, LiquidBooks, was a success on the University of Pennsylvania campus. In his free time, he loves to travel, swap... Read More →
avatar for Christine Johnson

Christine Johnson

A native of the Washington Metro area, @Christine Johnson champions ensuring the gamut of diversity in the tech startup and entrepreneurship landscape through her organization IamDTech (formerly DiversiTech). Noted on top 10 lists for women changing the tech scene by various publications, her efforts with I amDTech have been noted in Washington Business Journal, Black Enterprise, Silicon Bayou, Tech Crunch and others nationally. IamDTech ("I am... Read More →
avatar for Ayori Selassie

Ayori Selassie

@Ayori Selassie (Product Manager, salesforce.com | Founder, Intuitive Interactive | Founder/Exec Director, Pitch Mixer)
, Self taught developer since age 11 and first founder at age 16, Ayori spent the last 5 years at salesforce.com building business solutions for Human Resources and Customer Support Divisions, she also runs the Black Employee Network affinity group there. Her passion for startups led her to start Pitch Mixer Entrepreneur... Read More →
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Navarrow Wright

Chief Technology Officer, Interactive One
@Navarrow Wright is the Chief Technology Officer of Interactive One, a digital media company focusing on the African-American and urban market. Mr. Wright has emerged as one of the distinctive and insightful voices in America and a premier expert on how the convergence of technology, the Internet, mass media and social media can change lives, businesses and society. Previously, Wright founded Maximum Leverage Solutions, a firm that delivers... Read More →


Saturday March 9, 2013 10:30am - 11:30am
BiT House | Colorado Room Hilton Garden Inn, 500 N Interstate 35

Attendees (10)