Black Tech Experience
- Navigating the Tech Diversity Gap

Wednesday 27th October  |  6pm – 9.30pm

In an environment where you are “the only one”, it is easy to feel alone. The Black Tech Experience – Navigating the Tech Diversity Gap will bring together Black tech professionals from various organisations and provide a forum where Black professionals will be able to explore tried and tested ways to advance their careers, stay on top of their game and create impact across the sector. With insightful panel sessions and keynote talks, attendees will leave this event equipped with knowledge and recommendations on how to successfully navigate the tech industry.

Who is this for?
We invite all Black professionals working in the tech industry who would like to develop, be inspired, and have real, honest and open discussions in an environment that supports learning and growth.

Speakers

Ashleigh Ainsley

Co-founder Colorintech, Tech, Startups & Commercial Strategy, Diversity & Inclusion leader

Flavilla Fongang

Founder of 3 Colours Rule, Brand strategist, Author and Founder of TLA Black Women in Tech

King Jae

Tech Influencer and Professional Gamer

Ortis Deley

Presenter, The Gadget Show

Agenda

6:00 – 6:45   |   Registration and Networking

6:45 – 6:50   |   Welcome and Introduction

7:00 – 7:40   |   Taking the Lead
{Professionals Power Panel}

Advancing your career in tech can be tricky, especially when trying to make the transition to a senior or leadership role. With such a low percentage of Black professionals in this industry already, the numbers get even smaller when you look at the most senior roles such as Team Leader or even CTO.
This session will take advantage of a well experienced and accomplished panel of Black tech professionals to gain key insights on how you can advance, buck the trend and take your tech career to the next level in a timely fashion.

7:45 – 8:25   |   Living the Tech Dream
{Entrepreneurs Power Panel}

There are many with dreams of being able to build a business or carve out a career driven by their passion for tech. But what steps need to be taken to turn that dream to reality?
In this session we hear from a range of leading personalities in the world of tech as they discuss the level of opportunity for Black entrepreneurs in this space and the best ways to forge your own lane in this sector.

Ortis Deley Presenter, The Gadget Show
King Jae, Tech Influencer and Competitive Esports Gamer
Ashleigh Ainsley, Co-Founder, CoulorinTech

8:25 – 8:45   |   Networking Break

8:50 – 9:20   |   Tech is the New Black?
{Keynote}

Attitudes towards tech in the Black community are improving and becoming more open every day. Traditionally, this has not always been the case as careers or businesses in the media, culture or sports have always been the most popular aspirations.

This talk will discuss what we can do as a community to help encourage the next generation of Black tech professionals, helping to highlight the merits of the industry and it being seen as a ‘cool’ field to enter.

Flavilla Fongang Founder of 3 Colours Rule, Brand strategist, Author and Founder of TLA Black Women in Tech

9:20 – 9:30   |   Closing Remarks

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