Cultivating a fluent community of diverse professionals across the realms of business, technology, and education.

Fri, March 8, 2019 AUSTIN,TEXAS
Springdale station

Presented by the Austin Urban Technology Movement (AUTM) and Harlem Labs
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SINCE 2018 AUSTIN HAS CREATED MORE THAN 30,000 JOBS, BECOMING ONE OF THE FASTEST GROWING CITIES IN AMERICA. THIS ECONOMIC GROWTH HAS BEEN SPURRED BY A 70% INCREASE IN VENTURE CAPITALISM AND THE BIRTH OF A TECHNOLOGY HUB. HOWEVER, THESE OPPORTUNITIES ARE NOT ALWAYS ACCESSIBLE TO AUSTIN’S BLACK AND BROWN COMMUNITIES.

This event is for you if you are…


Searching for a career path
Aiming to connect with Black and Brown professionals
Yearning for diverse talent
Interested in entrepreneurship
Looking to get into the tech/business industry
IN AN EFFORT TO RAISE AWARENESS ABOUT THESE OPPORTUNITIES, THE AUSTIN URBAN TECHNOLOGY MOVEMENT (AUTM) AND HARLEM LABS HAVE PARTNERED WITH LOCAL ENTITIES TO HOST RETHINK AUSTIN 2019. THIS ALL DAY EVENT WILL INCLUDE MEANINGFUL CONVERSATIONS ABOUT THE FUTURE OF AUSTIN’S WORKFORCE, THE POWER OF INFORMATION SHARING, AND NETWORKING WITH INDUSTRY PROFESSIONALS.

Summit Schedule

Fri, March 8, 2019 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM CST
at Springdale station

9am – 9:30am: Check-in
9:30am – 10:30am: Living in the Digital Age
11am – 12pm: The Economics of Minority Retention
12:30pm – 1:30pm: Lunch
2pm – 3pm: Visa interactive session
3:30pm – 4:30pm: Interactive session
5pm – 6:30pm: Hacking the Black Community
7pm – 9pm: Mixer

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PANELISTS

These are the first confirmed speakers for ReThink Austin 2019.

PANEL I
LIVING IN THE DIGITAL AGE

AI, CLOUD, IOT, BLOCKCHAIN. THESE ARE NO LONGER JUST BUZZWORDS, BUT A WAY WE  PROCESS INFORMATION. LEARN HOW THESE EVER-CHANGING ENTITIES ARE SHAPING OUR FUTURE FROM TOP EXECUTIVES IN THE TECH INDUSTRY.
BRANDON WILLIAM JONES
BRANDON WILLIAM JONES

HEAD OF AMERICAS SALES DEVELOPMENT, GOOGLE

TAHJAR ROAMARTINEZ
TAHJAR ROAMARTINEZ

CEO, CYBER WARFIGHTERS GROUP

KYLE FRY
KYLE FRY

PRESIDENT/CFO, MLG BLOCKCHAIN

Lauren Washington
Lauren Washington

MODERATOR, CO-FOUNDER, BLACK WOMEN TALK TECH

PANEL II

THE ECONOMICS OF MINORITY RETENTION

WE KNOW THAT RECRUITING CANDIDATES WITH DIVERSE BACKGROUNDS AND EXPERIENCES FOSTERS INNOVATION AND MAKES COMPANIES MORE PROFITABLE. HOWEVER, AS OUR POLITICAL CLIMATE  BECOMES INCREASINGLY POLARIZING, WHAT ARE THE STEPS NEEDED TO CREATE A WELCOMING  CULTURE.
KHALIDA ALI
KHALIDA ALI

DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION, ZENDESK

WILLIE HENRY
WILLIE HENRY

DIVERSITY PROGRAM MANAGER, FACEBOOK

LISA LEE
LISA LEE

HEAD OF DIVERSITY, DOORDASH

Yulkendy Valdez
Yulkendy Valdez

MODERATOR, CO-FOUNDER & MANAGING PARTNER, FOREFRONT

PANEL III

HACKING THE BLACK COMMUNITY

UNITED WE STAND, DIVIDED WE FALL. WITH A LACK OF COMMUNICATION AND AWARENESS IMPACTING THE BLACK COMMUNITY, MILLIONS ARE MISSING OUT ON CRUCIAL OPPORTUNITIES. COME SIT IN ON A  CONVERSATION DISCUSSING BEST PRACTICES FOR CREATING UNITY IN THE COMMUNITY.
STEVEN ADLER
STEVEN ADLER

MAYOR, CITY OF AUSTIN, TEXAS

COLETTE PIERCE BURNETTE
COLETTE PIERCE BURNETTE

PRESIDENT AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER, HUSTON- TILLOTSON UNIVERSITY

WILLIAM GOODLOE
WILLIAM GOODLOE

PRESIDENT & CEO, SEO (SPONSORS FOR EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY)

MARK TAGUCHI
MARK TAGUCHI

VICE PRESIDENT MANAGEMENT LEADERSHIP FOR TOMORROW

Michael Ward
Michael Ward

MODERATOR, CHAIR, AUSTIN URBAN TECHNOLOGY MOVEMENT (AUTM)

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