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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Navarrow Wright

Interactive One
Chief Technology Officer

@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 Internet, social media and technology strategy consulting. Prior to launching Maximum Leverage, he joined Russell Simmons in co-founding Global Grind.com, a social media site that caters to the hip-hop perspective and gives creative entrepreneurs a place to monetize and showcase their content. Other cutting edge roles for Wright were SVP of Technology for Medical Broadcasting Company, a division Digitas and CTO of Viacom’s BET Interactive. Wright recently launched the “Close the divide for Me” project, an initiative to build awareness among underserved communities about the opportunities that technology can provide in key areas such as education, healthcare, career growth and entrepreneurship.

Wright’s accolades include appearing on the CNN Black in America series, being named “40 Under forty” professionals to watch by Network Journal Magazine, being selected by Black Enterprise Magazine for their “Next Steve Jobs list: The 10 people to watch in Technology” and being named a GenerationNEXT and Information Technology leader.