2017 UNCF HBCU INNOVATION SUMMIT

October, 25-29, 2017– Silicon Valley

Building productive HBCU innovation ecosystems and connecting them to Silicon Valley and other tech hubs across the country

Program Details

The mission of the ICE platform is to transform our campuses into high-performance STEM hubs and nodes of innovation and entrepreneurship that will have increased economic impact for the African-American community. The specific goals of the platform are to significantly increase the post-secondary yield of African-Americans pursuing STEM careers; to foster innovation and entrepreneurship across HBCU campuses in a manner that improves the R&D profile, commercialization activities and tech-entrepreneurship performance of HBCUs; and to connect our campuses to economically productive innovation and tech-ecosystems (e.g. Silicon Valley) around the country.

Agenda

2017 UNCF #HBCUInnovation Summit

Wednesday
2017-10-25
Thursday
2017-10-26
Synergy 2
Friday
2017-10-27
Saturday
2017-10-28
Inspire 3
Inspire 2
Inspire 1
Engage
Convene 2
Convene 1
Synergy 2
Inspire 3
Inspire 2
Inspire 1
Engage
Convene 2
Convene 1
10:00 - 14:00
Student Arrivals
11:30 - 13:30
Career Lounge

Ariel Lopez, Founder & CEO, 2020shift

14:00
Orientation
15:00
Shuttle Departure
16:00 - 20:00
YouTube
06:15
Breakfast
07:00
Shuttle Departure
07:00 - 20:00
UNCF HBCU Faculty Workshops

Day 1 – Thursday, October 26

DATE/TIME EVENT LOCATION/SPONSOR
9 – 3 Travel to San Francisco, CA
1 pm  – 3 pm Hotel Registration/Program Orientation/ Shuttle Departures  San Mateo Marriott
5:30 – 8

Opening Session

The eBay Data Center – Big Data, Data Science/Analytics

 EBay

 

Day 2 – Friday, October 27

DATE/TIME EVENT LOCATION/SPONSOR
6 – 7:30 Breakfast/Program Orientation Marriott Hotel
8 – 9:45 Google – HBCU Partnerships
10:30 – 12:30 NetApp University and Industry Certifications
1 – 5 Workshop I  Facebook HQ
1:30 – 3 Session A:  Innovative Models & Applied Approaches for CS Curriculum Development and Implementation – Examples from the Field  
3 – 3:15 -Break-
3:15 – 5 Session B: Illuminating Career Pathways into the Tech-Industry – From CS Curriculum to Career
– Break –  San Mateo Marriott
6:30 – 8:30

HBCU CS Faculty Dinner & Roundtable Discussion:

Report on the Current Status and Performance of Computer Science Programs at HBCUs & Intro & Discussion on the HBCU Center of Excellence in Computer Science/Computing (CoE)

 

 

 

Day 3 – Saturday, October 28

DATE/TIME EVENT LOCATION/SPONSOR
6 – 7:30 Breakfast/Program Overview Marriott Hotel
Workshop II
8 – 9:30 Session A: The CoE and Innovative Platforms for CS Education at HBCUs
9:30 – 10:30 Session B:  Examples from the Field – Implementing Codio at HBCUs
10:30 – 10:45 Break  
10:45 – 12:30 Session C: New Directions – Aligning CS Curriculum with Tech-Industry Drivers (AI/ML, Cybersecurity)  
12:30 – 1:30 Lunch Panel – Looking Back:  A discussion on lessons learned from SV tech-professionals and recent CS graduates
1:30 – 2 Break
Workshop III
2 – 5 PM Engineering Career Pathways In The Financial Services Industry. ( 2- 4 pm, Goldman Sachs)

 Goldman Sachs

Tableau Software

8 – 9:30 PM Diversity & Inclusion Roundtable/Fireside Chat

 

08:15
NetApp
11:00
Pure Storage/Adobe
13:45
Walmart Labs
16:30
eBay
06:15
Breakfast
06:45
Shuttle Departure
08:00
Veritas
11:00
Workday/Yelp
14:00
Salesforce
17:00
Twitter/Uber
07:00
Breakfast
07:00 - 20:00
UNCF HBCU Faculty Workshops

Day 1 – Thursday, October 26

DATE/TIME EVENT LOCATION/SPONSOR
9 – 3 Travel to San Francisco, CA
1 pm  – 3 pm Hotel Registration/Program Orientation/ Shuttle Departures  San Mateo Marriott
5:30 – 8

Opening Session

The eBay Data Center – Big Data, Data Science/Analytics

 EBay

 

Day 2 – Friday, October 27

DATE/TIME EVENT LOCATION/SPONSOR
6 – 7:30 Breakfast/Program Orientation Marriott Hotel
8 – 9:45 Google – HBCU Partnerships
10:30 – 12:30 NetApp University and Industry Certifications
1 – 5 Workshop I  Facebook HQ
1:30 – 3 Session A:  Innovative Models & Applied Approaches for CS Curriculum Development and Implementation – Examples from the Field  
3 – 3:15 -Break-
3:15 – 5 Session B: Illuminating Career Pathways into the Tech-Industry – From CS Curriculum to Career
– Break –  San Mateo Marriott
6:30 – 8:30

HBCU CS Faculty Dinner & Roundtable Discussion:

Report on the Current Status and Performance of Computer Science Programs at HBCUs & Intro & Discussion on the HBCU Center of Excellence in Computer Science/Computing (CoE)

 

 

 

Day 3 – Saturday, October 28

DATE/TIME EVENT LOCATION/SPONSOR
6 – 7:30 Breakfast/Program Overview Marriott Hotel
Workshop II
8 – 9:30 Session A: The CoE and Innovative Platforms for CS Education at HBCUs
9:30 – 10:30 Session B:  Examples from the Field – Implementing Codio at HBCUs
10:30 – 10:45 Break  
10:45 – 12:30 Session C: New Directions – Aligning CS Curriculum with Tech-Industry Drivers (AI/ML, Cybersecurity)  
12:30 – 1:30 Lunch Panel – Looking Back:  A discussion on lessons learned from SV tech-professionals and recent CS graduates
1:30 – 2 Break
Workshop III
2 – 5 PM Engineering Career Pathways In The Financial Services Industry. ( 2- 4 pm, Goldman Sachs)

 Goldman Sachs

Tableau Software

8 – 9:30 PM Diversity & Inclusion Roundtable/Fireside Chat

 

08:15
Breaking the Ice with a Recruiter w/ 2020shift

Ariel Lopez, Founder & CEO, 2020shift

09:00
Tech Career Fair
  1. Workday
  2. Tableau Software
  3. Quicken Loans
  4. Salesforce
  5. Blackbaud
  6. Pure Storage
  7. Twitter
  8. NetApp
  9. Goldman Sachs
  10. Google
  11. Veritas
  12. Yelp
  13. Lowes Innovation Labs
  14. Symantec
  15. Walmart Labs
  16. Professional Headshots : Jopwell
09:00
1:1 Interviews
09:00
1:1 Interviews
11:45
Partner Virtual Tour
12:30
A day in the Life of a HBCU Tech Intern Networking Lunch
14:00
Insider tips on acing the Tech interview

 

  • Sarah Carbone, Goldman Sachs
  • Juan Cerda, Workday, Sr. Associate Automation Engineer
  • Jasmine Evans, Sr. Producer, Lowe’s Innovation Labs
  • Lyndsay Smith, Symantec, University Relations & Recruitment Manage

 

14:00
My Roadmap to Tech

 

  • Steven Radney, Sr. Producer, Lowe’s Innovation Labs
  • Rochelle Lakey, Sr. IT Specialist, Symantec
  • Dennis Agevi, Workday – Software Development Engineer III
  • Brent Jones, Pure Storage – Program Manager, WW Sales Enablement

 

15:00
Venture Capital 101: Understanding the relationship between venture capital and entrepreneurship
Hadiyah Mujhid
Founder and Managing Director of HBCUvc
15:00
Building Your Brand, Lexi Butler

Lexi Butler, Tech Diversity Advocate and Project Manager at Airbnb

 

 

18:30
Reception, Dinner & Changing the Face of Silicon Valley Fireside Chat

Reception: 6:15 pm

7:00 pm: Fire Side chat- Changing the Face of Silicon Valley

7:30 pm: Keynote Speaker

 

Bio of Speakers:

Changing the Face of Silicon Valley

Carrie Varoquiers is Vice President, Global Impact, Workday, Inc. and President, Workday Foundation.

In these roles, Carrie leads the company’s philanthropic grantmaking, employee community engagement, environmental sustainability, belonging & diversity, employee wellbeing, and corporate citizenship reporting.

Most recently, Carrie was the President of the McKesson Foundation and Vice President of Corporate Citizenship at McKesson Corporation. Carrie developed the McKesson Foundation’s “Mobilizing for Health” grant initiative, which encourages the use of mobile technologies in chronic care, and founded Giving Comfort, a not-for-profit program supporting low-income chemotherapy patients. Prior to joining McKesson, Ms. Varoquiers served as the Founder and President of Cause Partners, a cause marketing consulting firm based in San Francisco.

Carrie received her BA from U.C. Berkeley, her MBA from Golden Gate University, and her MPH from Johns Hopkins University.

 

Keynote Speaker

Christopher Gray, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Scholly

After winning $1.3 million in scholarships himself, Christopher Gray founded Scholly, an app that helps students easily find scholarships for college. Scholly was featured on ABC’s Shark Tank, landing a deal with Daymond John and Lori Greiner and sparking the biggest fight in Shark Tank history. Scholly has nearly 2 million users and has helped students find more than $100 million dollars in scholarships to pay for higher education. Actor and Activist Jesse Williams is also a member of the Scholly team.

Christopher has been featured in the New York Times, O Magazine, Huffington Post, Forbes, CNN, The Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, Cosmopolitan Magazine, and more. He also made the 2016 Forbes 30 Under 30 List for Social Entrepreneurship, making the top of the list. Christopher is one of Oprah’s Inaugural Super Soul 100 honorees, Oprah’s list of her favorite people. He is also a recipient of the 2016 Smithsonian American Ingenuity Award.

Christopher has been a speaker at events such as the Obama Foundation’s My Brother’s Keeper Summit, Steve Harvey’s Disney Dreamers Academy, Usher’s New Look Conference, The Will and Jada Smith Foundation CIE Tour, The Smithsonian Museum, Forbes 30 Under 30 Summit, Asomugha Foundation College Summit, University of Pennsylvania, and TEDx San Diego. Christopher is also a U.S. Embassy Speaker for the U.S. State Department, speaking at U.S. Embassies across the world about social entrepreneurship, tech, and diversity.

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Speakers

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Carrie Varoquiers
Vice President, Global Impact, Workday, Inc. and President, Workday Foundation
Saturday Closing Dinner Speaker,
ice President, Global Impact, Workday, Inc. and President, Workday Foundation
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Erica Strunkey
Campus Engagement
Technical Career Fair, Headshots Powered by Jopwell
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Christopher Gray
Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Scholly
Keynote Speaker, Saturday, Oct 28 closing dinner
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Ariel Lopez
Founder & CEO, 2020shift
Workshop: Career Lounge, Breaking the Ice with Recruiters
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Hadiyah Mujhid
Founder and Managing Director of HBCUvc
Workshop II: Venture Capital 101: Understanding the relationship between venture capital and entrepreneurship?
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Lexi Butler
Tech Influencer & Community Builder
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Dennis Agevi
Software Engineer, Workday
Workshop: My Roadmap to Tech
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Juan Cerda
Quality Assurance Engineer, Workday
Workshop: Insider Tips on Acing the Technical Interview
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Steven Radney
Sr. Producer, Lowe’s Innovation Labs
Workshop: My Roadmap to Tech
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Brent Jones
Pure Storage, Program Manager, WW Sales
Workshop: My Roadmap to Tech
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Jasmine Evans
Senior Producer, Lowe's Innovation Labs
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Rochelle Lakey
Senior Principal IT INF Backup Specialist
Workshop: Roadmap to Tech
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Cecil Johnson
University Relations Manager | Marketing, Quicken Loans
Moderator- Workshop: My Roadmap to Tech
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Shannon Hall
Technology Team Leader Business intelligence, Quicken Loans
Moderator- Workshop: Insider Tips on acing the Technical Interview
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Josh Fitchett
Student Panelist: Electrical and Computer Engineering Senior @Morgan State University
A day in the Life of a Tech Intern & Networking Luncheon
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Brandon Long
Student Panelist: Computer Science Senior @ NC AT & T
A day in the Life of a Tech Intern & Networking Luncheon

Organizing Team

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Angela Van Croft
Development Director, UNCF
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Aaron Morgan
Program Specialist
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Dr. Chad Womack
National STEM Director, UNCF
Monica Sudduth
Regional Development Director, SF
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Carita Marrow
Senior Relationship Manager, Science Education, UNCF
Angela WIlburn
Development Director, SF
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Lu Duong
Senior Relationship Manager, Science Education, UNCF
Jaye Espy
HBCU Innovation Summit Faculty Lead

HBCU Student Representation

100
HBCU Computer Science/Engineering + Information Sciences/Technology Students
28
HBCU CSe Faculty
40
Participating HBCUs
  • Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University
  • Alabama State University
  • Allen University
  • Benedict College
  • Bennett College
  • Bowie State University
  • Claflin University
  • Clark Atlanta University
  • Dillard University
  • Fayetteville State University
  • Fisk University
  • Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University
  • Florida Memorial University
  • Fort Valley State University
  • Hampton University
  • Harris-Stowe State University
  • Howard University
  • Huston-Tillotson University
  • Jackson State University
  • Johnson C. Smith University
  • Livingstone College
  • Mississippi Valley State University
  • Morehouse College
  • Morgan State University
  • Norfolk State University
  • North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University
  • Philander Smith College
  • Prairie View A&M University
  • Savannah State University
  • Shaw University
  • South Carolina State University
  • Southern University and A&M College
  • Spelman College
  • Texas Southern University
  • Tuskegee University
  • University of Maryland Eastern Shore
  • University of the District of Columbia
  • Virginia Union University
  • Xavier University of Louisiana