7 Black Speakers You Should Check Out While at CES 2019 - Black Enterprise
Black Enterprise Magazine January-March 2019 Issue

CES, one of the largest tech conferences in the world, is happening January 8th through the 11th in Las Vegas. Here is a list of featured black speakers that you should definitely check out while at the event.

Caroline Wanga
Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, and VP, Human Resources, Target

CES (Image: Caroline Wanga)

CES (Image: Caroline Wanga)

Caroline A. Wanga is chief diversity and inclusion officer and vice president of human resources at the Target Corporation. She leads Target’s strategic intent to champion an inclusive society with accountability for inclusive guest experiences, a diverse and inclusive work environment, and societal impact.

Topic: FUTURE OF WORK, From Education to Employment
When: Wednesday, Jan. 9, 11:30 – 12:30 PM
Location: LVCC, North Hall, N258

Kay Madati
Global VP and Head of Content Partnerships, Twitter

CES (Image: Kay Madati)

CES (Image: Kay Madati)

Kay is global vice president & head of content partnerships at Twitter, overseeing the company’s worldwide efforts to engage with media and content publishers across the categories of TV, film, music, sports, news, lifestyle, influencers, and creators.

Topic: ENTERTAINMENT SUMMIT, Go Big or Go Home – The IdeaMakers
When: Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2:40 – 3:20 PM
Location: ARIA, Level 1, Joshua 9



Muriel Bowser
Mayor, Washington, DC

CES (Image: Muriel Bowser)

CES (Image: Muriel Bowser)

Muriel Bowser serves as Washington, DC’s seventh elected Mayor. Sworn in on Jan. 2, 2015, she pledged to bring a fresh start to the nation’s capital, create pathways to the middle class for residents, and foster a culture of inclusion, transparency, and action.

Topic: INNOVATION POLICY, Taking the Lead on Innovation in Cities
When: Wednesday, Jan. 9, 3:30 – 4:30 PM
Location: LVCC, North Hall, N258



Martin Gilliard
Head of Industry, Retail Superstores & Groceries, Facebook

CES (Image: Martin Gilliard)

CES (Image: Martin Gilliard)

Martin Gilliard’s career has been built at the intersection of data, technology, and media. Currently, head of industry, retail superstores & groceries at Facebook, Martin has driven the company’s development of data products for the retail vertical.

Topic: HIGH TECH RETAILING
The Experiences They Want, The Data You Need
When: Wednesday, Jan. 9, 1:15 – 1:55 PM
Location: LVCC, North Hall, N253



Dhani Jones
EVP Business Development, RockVentures

CES (Image: Dhani Jones)

CES (Image: Dhani Jones)

Dhani Jones is an entrepreneur, philanthropist, NFL linebacker, author and host who began his career with the New York Giants, Philadelphia Eagles, and Cincinnati Bengals.

Topic: CES SPORTS ZONE, Startup Tech Trends for the 21st Century Athlete
When: Tuesday, Jan. 8, 11:30 – 12:00 PM
Location: ARIA, Level 3, Primrose Ballroom 2-3



Shawn Outler
EVP, Chief Diversity Offer, Macy’s, Inc.

CES (Image: Shawn Outler)

CES (Image: Shawn Outler)

Shawn serves as the retail giant’s primary diversity and inclusion rep and co-chair of the Diversity & Inclusion Business Council, a group of cross-functional leaders throughout the organization responsible for overseeing D&I integration into the business.

Topic: FUTURE OF WORK, From Education to Employment
When: Wednesday, January 9, 11:30 – 12:30 PM
Location: LVCC, North Hall, N258



Elena Richards
U.S. Minority Initiatives & Talent Management Leader, PwC

CES (Image: CES (Image: Elena Richards)

CES (Image: CES (Image: Elena Richards)

Elena is the U.S. minority initiatives and talent management leader for the Office of Diversity at PricewaterhouseCoopers L.L.P. A thought leader on diversity and inclusion strategies, she is responsible for the firm’s multicultural initiatives designed to retain, develop and advance diverse professionals.

Topic: FUTURE OF WORK, From Education to Employment
When: Wednesday, Jan. 9, 11:30 – 12:30 PM
Location: LVCC, North Hall, N258

 

Sequoia Blodgett

Sequoia Blodgett is a Reporter for Black Enterprise. She is also the founder of Commas, a virtual entrepreneurship resource center that provides everything you need to know about product development, marketing, publicity, and fundraising, to make your entrepreneurial journey a lot less stressful.



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