2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

Presented by: Dell

Growing a Diverse Innovation Ecosystem

Saturday, March 12
12:30PM - 1:30PM

Omni Downtown
Capital Ballroom
700 San Jacinto Blvd

After a series of technology companies publicized employee demographic records, it became apparent that a lack of diversity in the tech industry persists. In terms of gender and ethnicity, women, African Americans, and Hispanics still make up only a small percentage of the workforce in technology, and ultimately the US innovation ecosystem. This panel of successful leaders will relay public and private sector perspectives and explore what's working and what's not in Washington and on the ground. They'll also discuss existing public sector efforts to improve diversity as well as ongoing efforts by entrepreneurs, educators, industry, and the policymakers who support them.

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Evangeline Johnson at SXSW

Evangeline Johnson

Dir of Prod Mgmt

Terra Eclipse

Evangeline is the Director of Product Management at Terra Eclipse, a leading technology and digital strategy firm where she works on concept development, new technology implementation, and digital ...

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Peter French at SXSW

Peter French


San Antonio Entrepreneur Center

Peter French is a White House recognized social entrepreneur and community builder. He is the founder of FreeFlow Research, cofounder of culinary accelerator Break Fast & Launch, and the San Antoni...

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Ron Estrada at SXSW

Ron Estrada

VP Corporate Rel & Community Empowerment

Univision Communications

Ron Estrada is vice president of Corporate Relations and Community Empowerment for Univision Communications Inc. (UCI), the leading media company serving Hispanic America. Based in Washington, D.C....

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Stephen Benjamin


City Of Columbia


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