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Saturday, March 14 • 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Legend of the Black Techie: The New Moses

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Men fill 80% of the technical positions at the leading tech companies and only 1% of engineers at major tech companies are Black, 3% for Hispanics. Silicon Valley clearly has a diversity problem.
Are you a techie who also happens to be a person of color? Do you feel pressure to get more of people of color hired? Find yourself having to act as the sole "Ambassador of Blackness", championing civil rights at your place of work? As major tech companies seek to change their dismal multicultural staffing demographics, what can or should we be doing in the meanwhile to help from the inside out?

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Tynicka Battle

Founder, Tynicka Battle Digital
Tynicka Battle is a leading creative strategist in digital media. Her breakthrough campaigns for clients such as Lady Gaga set the bar for industry success. She is the founder of Tynicka Battle Digital, a digital marketing group based in Princeton, NJ. Tynicka's clients range from... Read More →
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Lynne d Johnson

Tech Evangelist + Digital Engagement Strategist, LdJ Communications
Lynne d Johnson is an astute digital and social media strategist who has led cross-functional teams to develop creative consumer content and community experiences for popular media brands like Vibe, Spin, and Fast Company.
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Billy Johnson Jr

Sr Editor, Yahoo
Billy Johnson, Jr., a senior editor for Yahoo! Music, has been covering hip-hop, R&B and pop music for more than 20 years and has interviewed the likes of Beyoncé, Janet Jackson, Quincy Jones, Kanye West, Eminem and Mary J. Blige. He began his trek at Yahoo in 2001. His work has... Read More →
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Karine Travieso

VP, Mktg & Prom, Turner Broadcasting
Karine currently serves as Vice President of Digital Marketing and Sales for the Emerging Consumer division of Turner Broadcasting. Her roles is to set digital marketing strategies for advertisers across all Turner Entertainment properties including: Adult Swim, Cartoon Network and... Read More →

Saturday March 14, 2015 3:30pm - 4:30pm
ACC Ballroom E Austin Convention Center

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