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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Natalie Cofield

A native of Rochester, New York, @Natalie Madeira Cofield currently serves as the President & CEO of the Capital City African American Chamber of Commerce in Austin, TX, a regional entity that focuses on economic development, supplier diversity, business and community relations on behalf of the Greater Austin African American community. Through her role, Cofield travels domestically and internationally promoting Austin for business recruitment and establishing relationships with corporate partners throughout the region. She comes to this role after gaining years of expertise in strategic planning, program development and management, public affairs and marketing for businesses, nonprofit, micro-finance/enterprise, economic development entities. Her experiences have included management roles in major global markets including: Washington, DC, Los Angeles, CA, New York, NY and London, UK. Natalie is a magna cum laude graduate of the Howard University School of Business where she earned a degree in Information Systems. Cofield also obtained her Master of Public Affairs as a Pi Alpha Alpha and magna cum laude graduate of the National Urban Fellows at the Baruch School of Public Affairs in New York.

My Panelist Sessions

Saturday, March 9

11:00am CST

Sunday, March 10

3:30pm CDT