Speaking Opportunity: Ideas and Identity in Digital - Silicon Beach Festival Panelist
Updated: Feb 7, 2021
This year's Silicon Beach Fest was well attended and I was excited to be asked to speak on the panel around Digital and Diversity.
Our panel entitled, “Ideas & Identity” was presented by the Digital Diversity Network and was an intimate discussion around the idea that as technology erases borders, consumer demographics rapidly shift andwomen make more purchasing decisions, what are the implications for the tech industry in an increasingly majority minority world.
It was great to share my experiences in working for larger brands throughout my career and the diversity programs they created for their employees at the time. Also sharing how the the inclusion of international consumer consideration helped increase awareness about brands and business overall.
My partners in crime on the panel included:
Tracy Lawrence, Tracy L. Lawrence Associates, Managing Director; Digital Diversity Network Board of Directors (Moderator)
Marcelino Ford-Livene, Intel Digital Home Group, General Manager of Interactive Content and Advanced Advertising Development
David Haddad, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, EVP, Digital Publishing
Kiva Wilson, Facebook, Diversity Programs Manager