Innovation & Equity morning session

Cafe Golo owner John Akins welcomes Dr. Debra Auguste of Harvard and Charlotte CIO Jeffrey Stovall

The 10th annual symposium for the 50 Most Important African-Americans in Technology convened at the headquarters of the Port of San Francisco after meditation at the Martin Luther King Jr. Waterfall.
MetricStream CEO Shellye Archambeau introduces message from Speaker Karen Bass as NAACP's Monique Morris and Wells Fargo's Martin B. Davis look on

The day’s agenda was designed to lead to a national agenda for increasing African-American employment, entrepreneurship and educational opportunities in cutting edge industries.'s Tom Dorsey listens to presentations along with local tech leaders Reggie Mastin, Derek Lawson and Tommy Moon

Among the highlights were presentations on robotics and learning from Spelman’s Andrew Williams and Winston-Salem State’s Elva Jones; a preview of the Prime III accessible voting machine by Dr. Juan Gilbert of Clemson and the future of gaming from Jonathan Eubanks of MusicMogul and Joseph Saulter of Entertainment Arts Research Inc.
Clemson's Juan Gilbett discusses his voting technology with Charlotte's Jeffrey Stovall as Rocket Software's Mike Beasley studies the program