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RE/THINK EVERY<>THING

Silicon Harlem's 5th Annual Conference

Friday, October 26, 2018 at The National Black Theatre

The Silicon Harlem Next Generation Technology Conference is celebrating the 5th Anniversary of our commitment to transform Harlem into a hub for technology and innovation. At this important juncture, we feel that it is important to squarely tackle the challenges that we face as we transition into a "connected" world. AI. Smart Cities. Machine Learning. Block Chain. VR. AR. Mixed Reality. The Internet of Things. What does this mean to people? How do we as the citizens of the City of New York begin to educate ourselves and become accustomed to this new world driven by data and algorithms? Please join us as we craft our pathway forward in a citizen-centered new world where we create a Humanized Smart City. Join us as we ReThink Every Thing!

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Schedule

Registration8:00 am - 4:00 pm

8:00 am - 4:00 pm

8:00 am - 8:45 am

Opening Remarks9:00 am - 9:30 am

with Clayton Banks, Bruce Lincoln and Richard Lui
9:00 am - 9:30 am

Clayton and Bruce set the tone for the day that we RE/THINK EVERY<>THING.

Clayton Banks
Clayton Banks
CEO,
Silicon Harlem

Clayton Banks is the Co-Founder and CEO of Silicon Harlem.  The mission of Silicon Harlem is to transform Harlem and other urban markets into Innovation and Technology Hubs.  Under his leadership, Silicon Harlem has been able to partner with the Department of Education for New York City to establish an after school STEM based startup accelerator, collaborate with the NYC Mayor’s office to assess wireless broadband in upper Manhattan and coordinate a virtual startup incubator for tech based entrepreneurs.  Banks has established and produces the only comprehensive technology conference in Harlem, the Silicon Harlem tech conference is focused on next generation internet and its impact on urban markets economic development.

Bruce Lincoln
Bruce Lincoln
Co-Founder,
Silicon Harlem

Bruce Lincoln is the Co-Founder of Silicon Harlem. A member of the Mayor’s Broadband Advisory Task Force, Bruce has been at the forefront of the equitable development of the Internet in Harlem and the City of New York since 1994. From 1994 until 2004, Bruce was the Senior Educational Technologist and Manager of Community Outreach at the Institute for Learning Technologies at Teachers College, Columbia University where he managed a ten-year cycle of projects that served as national models for equity and access to the socioeconomic benefits of Internet.

Richard Lui
Richard Lui
Anchor,
MSNBC

With 20 years of access to decision makers at the highest level in politics, media and business--Richard Lui, veteran news anchor, businessperson and politico--is a trusted national voice with seasoned perspective. He currently serves on three non-profit boards: Freedom United, Kota Alliance, and APIAVote. He has served on the private board of Mobile Solutions and Payment Services and non-profit boards for Progressive Redevelopment Inc and Crossroads Homeless.

Welcoming Remarks9:30 am - 9:45 am

with Gale A. Brewer, Letitia James and Adriano Espaillat
9:30 am - 9:45 am

Gale Brewer is a long time supporter of the work of Silicon Harlem and a regular speaker at our events. This year she'll share with you how the Borough of Manhattan is rethinking everything.

Gale A. Brewer
Gale A. Brewer
President,
Borough of Manhattan

Gale A. Brewer is the 27th Borough President of Manhattan.

Since she took office in 2014, she has successfully passed legislation to reform the deed restriction process, add ‘caregivers’ to the city’s anti-discrimination law, remove criminal history questions from initial employment applications (the “Fair Chance Act”), and enforce requirements for street numbers on buildings in Manhattan to aid emergency workers.

Letitia James
Letitia James
Public Advocate, City of New York,
Candidate for Attorney General

Tish James is currently serving in her second term as the Public Advocate for the City of New York. She is the first woman of color to hold Citywide office in New York City. As Public Advocate, she serves as a watchdog over New York City government agencies, and an advocate and lawyer for the City’s most vulnerable and disenfranchised communities. As Public Advocate, Tish has transformed the office to be a real engine of reform and progress. Her office has handled over 32,000 constituent complaints and passed more legislation than all previous Public Advocates combined, including groundbreaking legislation that bans questions about salary history from the employment process to address the pervasive gender wage gap.

Adriano Espaillat
Adriano Espaillat
Congressman, New York 13th District,
US House of Representatives

U.S. Representative Adriano Espaillat proudly represents New York’s Thirteenth Congressional District. He was sworn into office on January 3, 2017, during the 115th Congress.

Congressman Espaillat was born in the Dominican Republic in 1954 and came to the United States with his family when he was nine years old. He grew up in the Washington Heights neighborhood in New York City and is the first Dominican-American to serve in the United States Congress. Congressman Espaillat currently serves as a member of the influential U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee, the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, and the House Select Committee on Small Business. He is a member of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) and serves in a leadership role as CHC Freshman Representative to the Democratic Caucus. He also serves as Chairman of the CHC Task Force for Transportation, Infrastructure and Housing.

Re/Think Every< >Thing - Morning Plenary10:30 am - 11:10 am

with Maya Wiley, Eli Noam, Alby Bocanegra, Marie Sylla-Dixon and Andrew Rasiej
10:30 am - 11:10 am

The plenary panel will introduce the larger ideas as far as the social, cultural, economic and existential ramifications of living in a “tech-enabled” or instrumented world. What are the upsides? What are the potential downsides to living in a world where all things are connected?

Maya Wiley
Maya Wiley
Legal Analyst,
NBC News & MSNBC

MSNBC Legal Analyst Maya Wiley is a nationally renowned expert on racial justice and equity. She has litigated, lobbied the U.S. Congress, and developed programs to transform structural racism in the U.S. and in South Africa. Ms. Wiley is currently the Senior Vice President for Social Justice at the New School and the Henry Cohen Professor of Urban Policy and Management at The New School’s Milano School of International Affairs, Management & Urban Policy, as well as the Chair of the New York City Civilian Complaint Review Board (CCRB) – the independent oversight agency for the City’s Police Department.

Eli Noam
Eli Noam
Director,
Columbia Institute for Tele-Information

Eli Noam is Professor of Economics and Finance at the Columbia Business School since 1976, and its Garrett Professor of Public Policy and Business Responsibility. He is the Director of the Columbia Institute for Tele-Information, a research center focusing on management and policy issues in communications, internet, and media. Noam has published 30 books and over 300 articles.

Alby Bocanegra
Alby Bocanegra
Interim Chief of Technology Officer,
The City of New York Mayor's Office

Alby Bocanegra currently serves the people of New York as Interim Chief Technology Officer in the Mayor’s Office of the Chief Technology Officer (MOCTO). He has dedicated his career to building expertise in talent architecture, business strategy, performance management with a passion for civic tech. He is professionally certified in talent strategy, diversity recruiting and sourcing combined with military training in Human Resources, Military Leadership, and Strategy.

Marie Sylla-Dixon
Marie Sylla-Dixon
Vice President of Federal Government and External Affairs,
T-Mobile USA, Inc.

Marie Sylla-Dixon is Vice President of Federal Government and External Affairs for T-Mobile USA. Marie represents the company before Members of the United States Congress and helps to direct the legislative strategy for both the House and Senate on a myriad of issues such as spectrum, competition policy, infrastructure, internet and broadband regulation, privacy and consumer protection. Marie also manages the company’s relationships with strategic third-party organizations, including those representing various consumer interests, think-tanks and business industry associations.

Andrew Rasiej
Andrew Rasiej
Founder, CEO,
Civic Hall

Andrew Rasiej is the Founder of Civic Hall, a collaborative work and community center designed to support the use of technology for the public good. Andrew is also the Founder of the Personal Democracy Forum the world's largest annual gathering focusing on the intersection of technology, politics, and government. He is the Chair of the NY Tech Alliance representing 60,000 professionals working in the New York tech ecosystem.

Networking Break11:10 am - 11:25 am

11:10 am - 11:25 am

Session A - Re/Think: Internet11:30 am - 12:10 pm

with Daniel Calderon, Sheila Foster, Joshua Breitbart and Bruce Lincoln
11:30 am - 12:10 pm

The Internet in the Palm of Your Hand
The next generation internet will literally and physically be closer to you than ever before. Imagine a world where the Internet is everywhere, anyplace all at the same time. What will life be like when the Internet becomes ubiquitous.

Daniel Calderon
Daniel Calderon
danielcalderon.me

Daniel P. Calderon is brand strategist and film producer, who works with his clients to build brand/marketing strategies and tells compelling stories through digital/social media platforms and film. Daniel has worked with Verizon, Inglot, Khiel’s and more.

Sheila Foster
Sheila Foster
Professor of Law and Public Policy,
Georgetown University

Sheila R. Foster is a joint Professor of Law and Public Policy at Georgetown University. Prior to joining Georgetown in Fall of 2017, she was a University Professor and the Albert A. Walsh Professor of Real Estate, Land Use and Property Law at Fordham University. She also co-directed the Fordham Urban Law Center and was a founder of the Fordham University Urban Consortium.

Joshua Breitbart
Joshua Breitbart
Deputy Chief Technology Officer,
The City of New York Mayor's Office

Joshua Breitbart is the Deputy Chief Technology Officer in the Mayor’s Office of the CTO for the City of New York. He leads NYC Connected, the initiative to meet the Mayor’s goal of universal, affordable, high speed internet service for all New Yorkers by 2025. Prior to joining city government, he co-founded two successful nonprofit organizations, Rooftop Films and Allied Media Projects, and he was the Director of Field Operations for New America’s Open Technology Institute.

Bruce Lincoln
Bruce Lincoln
Co-Founder,
Silicon Harlem

Bruce Lincoln is the Co-Founder of Silicon Harlem. A member of the Mayor’s Broadband Advisory Task Force, Bruce has been at the forefront of the equitable development of the Internet in Harlem and the City of New York since 1994. From 1994 until 2004, Bruce was the Senior Educational Technologist and Manager of Community Outreach at the Institute for Learning Technologies at Teachers College, Columbia University where he managed a ten-year cycle of projects that served as national models for equity and access to the socioeconomic benefits of Internet.

Session B - Re/Think: Finance11:30 am - 12:10 pm

with Leon Perlman and David Bigelow
11:30 am - 12:10 pm

Understanding Blockchain and other Distributed Ledger Technologies; their ecosystem and the future of decentralization

Leon Perlman
Leon Perlman
Head of Digital Financial Services Observatory,
Columbia Institute for Tele-Information

Dr. Leon Perlman is the founder and head of the Digital Financial Services Observatory, at the Columbia Institute for Tele-Information at Columbia Business School. The DFSO explores the policy, regulatory, technical, disruptive and commercial aspects of DFS, emerging payments, big data, and blockchain technologies. It is funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. A former scientist and successful entrepreneur, he has been in the telecommunications, payments and micro-payments industry for over 25 years.

David Bigelow
David Bigelow
Managing Director,
Fiduciary Trust Company International

Fiduciary Trust Company International, a global wealth manager and wholly-owned subsidiary of Franklin Templeton Investments, has appointed David S. Bigelow IV as managing director and business development officer. Mr. Bigelow is based in New York and is responsible for building investment and trust relationships with individuals, families, and foundations in the Greater New York region.

Charles B. Rangel Luncheon12:15 pm - 1:10 pm

with Larry Irving and Charles Rangel
12:15 pm - 1:10 pm

Larry Irving
Larry Irving
President and CEO,
Irving Information Group

Irving is president and CEO of the Irving Information Group, a telecommunication and information technology strategic planning and consulting business based in Washington, D.C.

Charles Rangel
Charles Rangel
Former Congressmen,
13th District of New York

Known in his Harlem, New York, district as the “Lion of Lenox Avenue,” Representative Charles B. Rangel rose to become the first African-American chairman of the powerful Ways and Means Committee. With a House career that spanned 46 years, Rangel—whose safe Democratic district provided him with seniority and stature on Capitol Hill—was one of the longest-serving Members of Congress in American history. And he is one of only two African-American Representatives to chair three separate committees. Rangel helped found the Congressional Black Caucus in 1971, and was a staunch defender of inner city economic development and international trade. His assignment to the Ways and Means Committee gave him considerable influence over America’s tax policy, and he shaped major bills that ranged from anti-drug policies to health care reform. Upon his retirement, Rangel reflected on his long career, noting, “Thank God I never had to decide between doing the right thing or being defeated at the polls.”

Session C - Re/Think: Communication1:15 pm - 1:50 pm

with Carrie Sheffield, David Viviano, Chirag Shah, Alex Wolf and Emelyn Stuart
1:15 pm - 1:50 pm

On-demand, Just-in-time Everything
AR. VR. Mixed reality. Vocal commerce. Content-driven services and applications will be all around you at your command. How does this change education, learning, entertainment, business. Who will be the content creators?

Carrie Sheffield
Carrie Sheffield
Founder,
Bold

Carrie Sheffield is founder of Bold, a digital news network committed to bipartisan dialogue & innovation for people, business & communities. Join us at www.Bold.global

With Clay Aiken, Carrie co-hosts Bold TV, a political talk show produced by Al Roker Media. She has appeared on Fox News, Fox Business Network, CNN, MSNBC, CNBC, HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher, CBS digital, & HLN. She has published in The Wall Street Journal, TIME, USA Today, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Salon.com & HuffPost.

David Viviano
David Viviano
Chief Economist ,
SAG-AFTRA

David Viviano is Chief Economist at SAG-AFTRA (Screen Actors Guild– American Federation of Television & Radio Artists). In this capacity, David plays a primary role in negotiating and enforcing employment contracts for actors and other performers working in both traditional and digital media. David oversees SAG-AFTRA’s Office of Media & Labor Economics, which analyzes evolving economic trends in media production and distribution.

Chirag Shah
Chirag Shah
Founder,
Lifestyle Westchester

Chirag Shah is the Founder of Lifestyle Westchester; the fastest growing media company online in Westchester County New York. Lifestyle Westchester focuses on our community, people and experiences within it. In 18 months, Lifestyle Westchester has gained over 20,000 followers on Social Media; had over 300,000 people watch videos on the community and has an average of 100 hours a month watched on our Facebook page.

Alex Wolf
Alex Wolf
Author, Influencer,
"RESONATE: For Anyone Who Wants To Build An Audience"

Nobody understands how Alex Wolf built a cult following of over half a million millennials for her first brand in less than a year. Nobody understands why she left it all to become a writer either. Her book RESONATE is Wolf’s informative and occasionally hilarious look at the intersection of human nature, technology, and how understanding both can help anyone creative build a following of their own.

Emelyn Stuart
Emelyn Stuart
CEO,
Stuart Cinema & Cafe

Emelyn Stuart embodies all things are possible when you marry purpose, passion, serious work ethic and commitment. Production wasn’t an obvious path for this businesswoman that doesn’t deem herself an innate “creative” but it has proven to be a fit for an extraordinary woman that has allowed making a difference propel her to uncharted territory. With a degree in business and less than a decade in the industry, Emelyn Stuart has exemplified leadership and provided inspiration to filmmakers globally.

Session D - Re/Think: Education and Innovation1:15 pm - 1:50 pm

with Tiasia O'Brien, Rider Foley, Pebbles Russell and Emily Ford
1:15 pm - 1:50 pm

How will the educational landscape change as we move into a world of AI, Machine Learning, the Internet of Things, Driverless Cars and the Next Generation Internet. Join us as our experts share their thoughts on learning in an "instrumented world".

Tiasia O'Brien
Tiasia O'Brien
Founding Partner + Head of Strategy,
Seam Social Labs

Tiasia's career has included raising more than $2 million, strategically leveraging non-profit brands, supporting the development of a capital campaign & merger and using innovate marketing strategies to grow donor engagement. Her educational background includes a B.A in Communications, Certificate in Philanthropy & Fundraising from NYU and an Advanced Diploma in Business Intelligence Analytics from NYU.

Rider Foley
Rider Foley
Assistant Professor,
University of Virginia

Rider Foley is an assistant professor at the University of Virginia. His research focuses on wicked problems that arise at the intersection of society and technology. He is the principal investigator of the ‘4C Project’ on Cultivating Cultures of Ethical STEM. He is a Co-PI of NSF project titled, A Novel Architecture for Secure, Energy-Efficient Community-Edge-Clouds with Application in Harlem (SEEC-HARLEM) with project partners Silicon Harlem, Fordham University, Georgetown University and University of Arizona.

Pebbles Russell
Pebbles Russell
Creative Director, Production & Development,
Boulevard Arts

Pebbles Russell is Creative Director, Production & Development at Boulevard Arts. Partnering with the world's great art museums and global technology companies, Boulevard is the leading developer of arts-based experiences shared through virtual, augmented and mixed reality technologies. Prior to joining Boulevard, Pebbles founded Centre-fuge, a non-profit, open call mural project based in Lower Manhattan.

Emily Ford
Emily Ford
Director, Outreach and Special Projects,
Columbia Engineering

Emily has directed social impact programs at Columbia for more than a decade, connecting the research institution and local K-12 schools. At the School of Engineering since 2014, she has designed and created a suite of innovative programs that support STEM education and inspires science learning.

Session E - ReThink: Privacy and Security in a Data-driven World2:00 pm - 2:40 pm

with Blake White, Don Ulsch and Michael Melore
2:00 pm - 2:40 pm

We give away more personal information than ever—through the apps on our phones and computers, online transactions, and even through “smart” devices used in our homes. Culminating in recent data breaches and/or data misuse by prominent companies, many organizations struggle to keep our data safe from hackers, and some have been less than transparent about how our data are being used or shared with third parties for targeted advertising, political purposes, and much more.

We are the very users whose data are in play, every day, and we should understand what safeguards there are to protect our data and ourselves—not only from unwanted ads, but from manipulation and fraud. As one example, the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) went into effect earlier this year, setting a major precedent in data protection and transparency. While the policy is imperfect and may present difficulties for legitimate threat intelligence gathering, it moves the needle in the right direction when it comes to protecting individual privacy. Some observers suggest similar policies for the United States or even at a global level.

This panel will offer their diverse expert insight on data safety—from what we can do now, to discussing macro-level policy protections to better ensure consumer data privacy.

Blake White
Blake White
Founder,
Strategic Technology Institute (STI)

Blake White is Founder of the Strategic Technology Institute (STI), a network of independent consultants focused on corporate strategies enabled by technology and a virtual ‘think tank’ that investigates the business and public policy issues raised by engineering innovation. He has served both Silicon Valley and Hollywood communities over an extensive career, including as a Consulting Partner at Cognizant, Director of Digital Transformation at PwC, VP/GM at Ascent Media Consulting Services, Director of Product & Industry Marketing at SGI’s Silicon Studio, Director of Corporate Development at Apple, product management positions at HP, and VP of three startups.

Don Ulsch
Don Ulsch
Founder,
Macdonnell Ulsch Cyber Advisory LLC

-MacDonnell Ulsch Cyber Advisory LLC
-Cyber & Defense Advisor to INVESCORE GROUP & CHARLES RIVER ASSOCIATES
-Research Fellow in Cyber Security, Boston College, Woods School of Advancing Studies and Advisor to Masters in Cybersecurity & Governance
-Member of the Board of Trustees, Mercy College, New York
-International Advisory Board, CyGov
-Advisor to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point

Michael Melore
Michael Melore
Cybersecurity Advisor, IBM Corporation,
IBM Corporation

Michael Melore, CISSP, is an IBM Cybersecurity Advisor, Certified Information Systems Security Professional, author, and recognized subject matter expert in Security Intelligence, Identity Access Governance, and Authorization. Consulting roles include serving as Lead Architect for many of the largest authentication and authorization infrastructures, including Billion user authentication infrastructures. In addition to his customer trusted advisory role, he's frequently developed strong client and partner alliances through strategic events, training programs, and joint offerings.

Session F - Re/Think: Reality2:00 pm - 2:40 pm

with Tejpaul Bhatia, Mark Latonero, Jamie Moy, Michael Posso and Shirin Sadri
2:00 pm - 2:40 pm

Immersive technologies will become increasingly more realistic and all-consuming. How will the world change when entertainment/ learning environments meld and exist all around us. How will relationships and transactions be mediated in such an environment?

Tejpaul Bhatia
Tejpaul Bhatia
NY Startup Program Lead,
Google Cloud

Tejpaul Bhatia is the NY Startup Program Lead for Google Cloud. He was most recently an Entrepreneur in Residence at Citi Ventures. His most recent startup post was as COO for Explain Everything, an interactive screen casting whiteboard app. He also served as CEO and co-founder of Chatwala, a mobile video chat app and Kaptur (acquired), an app that enables users to aggregate photos taken at an event in seconds.

Mark Latonero
Mark Latonero
Research Lead, Data & Human Rights,
Data & Society

Mark Latonero is the Lead researcher for the Data & Human Rights program at Data & Society. He is a visiting scholar at NYU and a senior research fellow at the USC Annenberg School’s Center on Communication Leadership & Policy where he led its Technology and Human Trafficking initiative as a research professor and research director.

Jamie Moy
Jamie Moy
Founder,
Strongurl

Jamie is the founder of Strongurl, an advisory and investment firm in women, blockchain and social entrepreneurs. She launched Strongurl BLunch, an intimate community to elevate and include women in blockchain. Jamie is also a co-founder of Women on the Block, an organization that designed and launched the first all day event to feature only female blockchain/crypto thought leaders globally. Most recently she was the Vice President of Alliance Strategy with Sweetbridge, Inc. a protocol company for global commerce and supply chain blockchain companies. She is also a contributing editor for Women@Forbes with a focus on blockchain technology and cryptoassets.

Michael Posso

Michael is a front-end engineer focusing on developing global, accessible and performant websites sites for large corporations using open source content management systems. As an early adopter of Virtual Reality, Michael began experimenting with WebVR in early 2016 creating accessible immersive experiences for the open web.

Shirin Sadri
Shirin Sadri
Innovate-Med Team Member,
Columbia University Medical Center

Shirin Sadri is a medical student at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons. She received a B.S. in Bioengineering from UCLA and an M.S. in Bioengineering from Stanford. She is passionate about medical innovation and improving patient care through advances in technology.

Networking Break2:40 pm - 4:55 pm

2:40 pm - 4:55 pm

Afternoon Keynote - "Urban Mobility"3:00 pm - 3:40 pm

with Peter Norton
3:00 pm - 3:40 pm

Peter Norton
Peter Norton
Associate Professor of Engineering,
University of Virginia

Peter Norton is associate professor of history in the Department of Engineering and Society at the University of Virginia. He is the author of Fighting Traffic: The Dawn of the Motor Age in the American City (MIT Press). His article “Street Rivals: Jaywalking and the Invention of the Motor Age Street,” published in Technology and Culture, won the Abbott Payson Usher Prize of the Society for the History of Technology.

Re/Think: Community - Afternoon Plenary3:45 pm - 4:30 pm

with Ann Rosenberg, Mark Thomas, John Farmer and Greta Byrum
3:45 pm - 4:30 pm

On our last panel, our presenters will be given the task of tying the entire day all together and providing us with a picture of where things are going in a way where we all feel included.

Ann Rosenberg
Ann Rosenberg
Senior Vice President and Global Head,
SAP Next-Gen

Ann Rosenberg leads SAP Next-Gen, a purpose driven innovation university and community aligned with SAP's commitment to the 17 UN Global Goals for sustainable development, and supporting SAP's 404,000+ customers across 32 industries in 180+ countries.

Mark Thomas
Mark Thomas
Senior Vice President, Partnerships,
NYCEDC

Mark Anthony Thomas is the Senior Vice President of Partnerships for the New York City Economic Development Corporation, overseeing strategic industry engagement and business development for the City’s primary economic development entity.

John Farmer
John Farmer
Director, Technology and Civic Engagement,
Microsoft

John believes in the combined power of technology and cross-sector collaboration to drive positive change throughout society. As the Director of Microsoft’s Technology & Civic Innovation team in New York City, John leads hands-on engagement with governments, non-profits, for-profits, academic institutions, startups, and civic hackers so that they can do more good together than they could apart.

Greta Byrum
Greta Byrum
Co Director, Digital Equity Laboratory ,
The New School

Greta Byrum reimagines the way we design, build, control, and govern communications systems. As Co-Director of the Digital Equity Laboratory at The New School, she builds digital justice through applied research, community projects, and policy strategy. Previously Byrum founded and led the Resilient Communities program at New America, where she developed and led Resilient Networks NYC, an initiative bringing training, tools, and equipment for storm-hardened mesh WiFi to five neighborhoods in NYC's flood zones.

Closing Remarks4:30 pm - 4:45 pm

with Clayton Banks
4:30 pm - 4:45 pm

Clayton Banks
Clayton Banks
CEO,
Silicon Harlem

Clayton Banks is the Co-Founder and CEO of Silicon Harlem.  The mission of Silicon Harlem is to transform Harlem and other urban markets into Innovation and Technology Hubs.  Under his leadership, Silicon Harlem has been able to partner with the Department of Education for New York City to establish an after school STEM based startup accelerator, collaborate with the NYC Mayor’s office to assess wireless broadband in upper Manhattan and coordinate a virtual startup incubator for tech based entrepreneurs.  Banks has established and produces the only comprehensive technology conference in Harlem, the Silicon Harlem tech conference is focused on next generation internet and its impact on urban markets economic development.

After Party6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Join us for our After Party 6pm-10pm
at The Cecil Steakhouse, 210 West 118th Street.

Featuring:  D.J. Nasty
Sponsored by Currency $hift
Admission $10
at the door with your conference badge

Speakers

Shirin Sadri
Shirin Sadri
Columbia University Medical Center
Andrew Rasiej
Andrew Rasiej
Civic Hall
Letitia James
Letitia James
Candidate for Attorney General
Adriano Espaillat
Adriano Espaillat
US House of Representatives
Gale A. Brewer
Gale A. Brewer
Borough of Manhattan
Larry Irving
Larry Irving
Irving Information Group
Peter Norton
Peter Norton
University of Virginia
Maya Wiley
Maya Wiley
NBC News & MSNBC
Ann Rosenberg
Ann Rosenberg
SAP Next-Gen
Greta Byrum
Greta Byrum
The New School
Charles Rangel
Charles Rangel
13th District of New York
Mark Latonero
Mark Latonero
Data & Society
Pebbles Russell
Pebbles Russell
Boulevard Arts
Alby Bocanegra
Alby Bocanegra
The City of New York Mayor's Office
Alex Wolf
Alex Wolf
"RESONATE: For Anyone Who Wants To Build An Audience"
Emily Ford
Emily Ford
Columbia Engineering
Blake White
Blake White
Strategic Technology Institute (STI)
Marie Sylla-Dixon
Marie Sylla-Dixon
T-Mobile USA, Inc.
Eli Noam
Eli Noam
Columbia Institute for Tele-Information
Tejpaul Bhatia
Tejpaul Bhatia
Google Cloud
Tiasia O'Brien
Tiasia O'Brien
Seam Social Labs
Joshua Breitbart
Joshua Breitbart
The City of New York Mayor's Office
John Farmer
John Farmer
Microsoft
Sheila Foster
Sheila Foster
Georgetown University
David Bigelow
David Bigelow
Fiduciary Trust Company International
Jamie Moy
Jamie Moy
Strongurl
Clayton Banks
Clayton Banks
Silicon Harlem
Rider Foley
Rider Foley
University of Virginia
Emelyn Stuart
Emelyn Stuart
Stuart Cinema & Cafe
David Viviano
David Viviano
SAG-AFTRA
Daniel Calderon
Daniel Calderon
danielcalderon.me
Michael Melore
Michael Melore
IBM Corporation
Chirag Shah
Chirag Shah
Lifestyle Westchester
Don Ulsch
Don Ulsch
Macdonnell Ulsch Cyber Advisory LLC
Michael Posso
Leon Perlman
Leon Perlman
Columbia Institute for Tele-Information
Bruce Lincoln
Bruce Lincoln
Silicon Harlem

Venue

Silicon Harlem is proud and delighted to be hosting its 5th Annual Conference at the historical National Black Theatre. NBT was founded in 1968 by actress, director, producer, Dr. Barbara Ann Teer. Teer purchased the 8,000 square foot theatre in 1969 at 9 East 125th street. In 1982, the NBT expanded to 64,000 square foot complex that houses two theatres, classrooms, and an African and Nigerian art gallery which currently resides on 5th Avenue at 125th Street in Harlem.

Volunteer

We can use your help, and you will have the opportunity to participate in the largest tech education networking event in Upper Manhattan. Volunteer Hours begin at 7am on Friday, October 26, at the National Black Theater at 125th Street and 5th Avenue





SILICON HARLEM
Silicon Harlem is a social venture that has been designed to transform Harlem in to a technology and innovation hub. This includes establishing co-working spaces, gigabit infrastructure, securing investment capital, and hosting monthly meetups.
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We have an opportunity to lower if not eradicate crime in Harlem, the potential to lower unemployment rates, increase quality education opportunities and grow jobs. Help us Transform Harlem into a Tech and Innovation Hub
5th Annual Conference
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