Which tech conference has…
…hundreds of the most influential people of color in the tech
space gathered together…CEOs and executives from Intel,
Microsoft, as well as other tech titans… a pitch contest for
the most innovative of tech startups…and a convening of the
best and brightest computer science students from top HBCUs for
a challenging hackathon….?
Black Enterprise’s TechConneXt Summit 3.0. The
event is being held Oct. 9–10 at the gorgeous San Francisco
Marriott Waterfront Hotel.
On Day One, the conference opens up with a fireside chat with
the inimitable Troy Carter (yes, the Troy Carter who helped
launch Lady Gaga to stardom). What you may not know about
Carter is his savvy in using technology to advance the careers
of hip-hop and other music stars and that he is a shrewd
investor—investing in over 30 companies. Our Silicon Valley
tech editor Sequoia Blodgett is sure to have a riveting
discussion with Carter.
Right after that is another intimate chat with the CEO of
Intel, Brian Krzanich. He leads the company building the key
components driving artificial intelligence, virtual reality,
and other future-forward technologies. Krzanich oversees an
effort to push a multimillion-dollar diversity initiative to
level the tech playing field and create equal opportunity. He
will field audience questions in a no-holds barred Q&A
session with this dynamic industry leader.
Also on this day will be a host of panel sessions including
formerly incarcerated individuals who have turned their lives
around dramatically to become entrepreneurs and thought leaders
in the tech space. Plus, there will be demos, workshops, our
Innovation Lab featuring the latest and greatest in tech from
entrepreneurs of color; an awards ceremony and exciting
networking session and a top-of-the-line reception dinner.
Day Two features other great speakers and panels including a
one-woman talk from the always fascinating Jessica O. Matthews,
founder of Uncharted Play Inc. Julius Tennon, president of
JuVee Productions (which he runs with wife Viola Davis) and Guy
Primus, co-founder and CEO of The Virtual Reality Co. talking
about how virtual reality and augmented reality is changing the
world of entertainment—and the world.
Even entertainer Ray J will be there to talk about this tech
company. Raytroniks! For the full agenda and list of
speakers—and to register—check out: www.blackenterprise.com/techconnext.