Washington, DC – Dialogue on Diversity's preparations for the 2017 Entrepreneurship Information Technology Conference are in full swing. The conference is set for September 15th at the A&T Forum. The conference panels are joined this year with the STEAM Business Fair exposition by organizations mentoring STEM students – now STEAM with “A” for Art.
Registration opens at 8:30m and close with a Mariachi Hispanic Heritage Month Kick-Off Reception from 5 to 7pm at the AT&T Forum 601 New Jersey Ave. NW, Washington, DC.
8:30 a.m. Registration and Welcome
9:15 Ma. Cristina Caballero, President, Dialogue on Diversity, Convenor
Jackie Reyes-Yanes, Director, Mayor’s Office on Latino Affairs, D.C.
9:30 The Transformations Wrought by Information Technology
Has IT Brought a Veritable Revolution ? The Internet of Things — Will it Dull our Wits?
New Dimensions, New Horizons Government Data Hunger: Back Doors, Solving Encryption
Travis Hall, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
Kim Keenan, President/CEO, Multicultural Media Telecom Council
Monique Rivière Chief Program Officer, Byte Back
10:15 The Old and the New in the Lore of Business: Education of the Entrepreneur
The District of Columbia Entrepreneur Technology: Re-Configuring Old Wisdom
Business Schools, Incubators, Business Centers A Few Special Hurdles for Women Entrepreneurs?
STEAM Studies for Women and Girls – Technology in the Entrepreneurial Life
Roberta Rincón, Society of Women Engineers
Asela Rebecca Mejía, Hispanic Markets, New York Life
Prof. Dr. Maria Sevillano, Ana G. Méndez University System, Policy Implications
11:00 D.C. The Treasure Trove on the Potomac – Fashioning Your Enterprise
Forms of Business Organization – The D.C. Regulatory Structure – The Business Plan
The Green Bank – Financial Management and Access to Capital ֪ – The Sources of Investment Funds:
Banks? D.C. Micro Finance? Venture Capital? Your Own or Friends’ Resources
Angela Neira, LifeAsset, Washington Metro Area
Oswaldo Acosta, Latino Economic Development Center, Washington, D.C.
Stephanie Thomas, TruFund, Manager, Client Relations and Strategic Partnerships, N.Y.C.
Julio Güity-Guevara, Deputy Director, Mayor’s Office on Latino Affairs, The Green Economy, D.C.
12:30 p.m. Midday Session
Courtney Snowden, Deputy Mayor for Economic Development, District of Columbia
Melinda Bolling, Director, D.C. Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs
1:30 Commercial Use of the Internet and Other Communications Media
Data collection by Internet Content Producers – the Privacy Conundrums – The Limits of
Consumer Consent – Broadband and WiFi — Building the Industry Edifice
Aaron Rieke, Principal, UPTURN
Adrian Gropper, Chief Technology Officer, Patient Privacy Rights
2:15 The Marketing Task for the Minority Firm
Savvy, Skills, and Planning — Government Aids — Private Sector Rules of the Road
Marketing for Women-Owned Businesses — The Science and Art of Small/Minority Enterprise
Women’s Business Ownership – Contracting Preferences: 8(a), HUB Zones, Women’s Preferences
Giovanni Delfino, Delfino Company
Sharon Pinder, President, Minority Supplier Development Council
Sagrario Ortíz, El Poder de Ser Mujer
3:00 The Hill Latino – Breaking Through the Clutter: Getting Your Brand Across