2017 Entrepreneurship Information Technology Conference is Coming!

 Technology   Mon, September 11, 2017 10:09 PM

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 LatinoBreaking Through the Clutter:  Getting Your Brand Across