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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Carl D. West

@Carl D. West  (Chicago, IL) is the CEO of MG Media, publisher of TBTNewsService, a daily online news and information media outlet delivering premium content, whose premise is to connect with and profile future global leaders. Mr. West has expanded from publishing of The TRUTH magazine, a hip hop culture publication, TBTNewsService and producer of The TRUTH Hip Hop/R&B Awards, into philanthropy as the Executive Director and Founder of TRUTH 4 Literacy (T4L) after school mentor program whose objective is to identify, prepare, and promote the next generation of leaders in politics, business, community service, and education as well as to teach at risk youth critical thinking and leadership skills. Under T4L, Hip Hop Credit Union Program, Hip Hop Meets the Church Initiatives and Hip Hop Against H.I.V. awareness campaign was created. He is also the co-founder of Next Generation Leadership Council (NGLC).