Silicon Valley giant killer receives Roy Clay Technology Pinnacle Award during 20th annual 50 Most Important African-Americans in Technology
Lezli Baskerville, President/CEO/Counsel
National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education
Journal of Black Innovation Publisher John William Templeton testifying about African-Americans in tech to Congress
Kim D. Saunders, President, National Bankers Association
Dr. Pierre Theodore, Vice President, Scientific Innovation, Johnson&Johnson
Dr. Timnit Gebru, co-founder, Blacks in AI
State of Black Technology in January Journal of Black Innovation with state by state analysis of the 450,000 African-American technologists
SAN FRANCISCO -- Dr. Timnit Gebru, co-founder of Blacks in AI, receives the Roy L. Clay Sr. Technology Pinnacle Award on the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Friday, Jan. 15 during Pandemic to Prosperity: Innovation&Equity20: 50 Most Important African-Americans in Technology, the annual scientific proceeding of the Journal of Black Innovation. Derek Peterson, CEO of Soter Technologies and inventor of Symptom Sense, also receives the Clay award, named for the Silicon Valley Engineering Hall of Fame member.
The program begins at noon Eastern and also features Col. Angelo Riddick, (RET, USA) Chief Information Officer of New York State; Dr. Christopher Boone, Global Head of Population Health at AbbVie; Dr. Pierre Theodore, Vice President, Scientific Innovation at Johnson&Johnson; Dr. Michelle Y. Williams, Executive Director, Clinical Trials, Stanford Healthcare; Dr. Lila Collins, Director of Therapies, California Institute of Regenerative Medicine; Kim D. Saunders, President of the National Bankers Association; Lezli Baskerville, Esq., President of the National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education; Dr. Marcus Martin, CEO of 2M Research; Colleen Payne, COO of MCI Diagnostics. The discussion will assess the impact of the American Rescue Plan revealed by President-elect Biden and Vice President-elect Harris and already approved 2021 budget and COVID-19 relief plan. It is also the opening for the Dr. T. Nathaniel Burbridge Center for Inclusive Innovation, a life science magnet designed to commercialize research generated by HBCU students and alumni to build global scale companies.
Angelo Riddick, New York State CIO