PRLog - May 23, 2011 - ATLANTA -- Houston, Texas - The National Black Information Technology Leadership Organization (NBITLO) will host its annual national High-Tech Innovation Summit and Technology Thought-Leaders Symposium, Friday June 10th, through Sunday June 12th, 2011 at the Courtyard Marriott in Downtown Miami, Florida. This is the only comprehensive technology conference of its kind in the United States geared specifically toward the success of African Americans interested in excelling in technology leadership positions, advancing careers and creating mentorship opportunities. This year NBITLO is proud to announce Anjuan Summons, IT Executive, Technology Analyst, and critically acclaimed Technology Blogger as keynote speaker for this years event.
Anjuan, accepted the charge to keynote at NBITLO’s Annual conference earlier this year and expressed his passion for mentorship, career-pathing for blacks in pursuit of Technology Management positions and overall wanted to share his observations, recommendations through the thought-leadership symposium about current and future technology trends as well as a vast array of predictions about the IT landscape, job market as well as education. Simmons, a Texas native is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin where he received his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering. Simmons also received his Masters degree in Business Administration from Texas A&M University. Simmons has over (13) years of experience as a technology executive and has worked for corporate giants including Accenture and Deloitte. Anjuan is also an energetic and informative speaker who often presents at conferences, seminars, schools, and community events. He is a sought after thought leader for his opinion on social media, equal access to technology, careers in technology, and IT leadership. Drawing from his work experience as well as his educational background, Anjuan delivers presentations that focus on facts and provide simple explanations of complex ideas. Anjuan has been featured in USA Today, Black Enterprise, The Huffington Post, NPR’s Morning Edition, and other media outlets. Anjuan’s highly sought after technology opinions are often highlighted as he his a guest blogger for Blackweb 2.0.
This year’s conference major themes include Blacks, Social Media & Technology Adoption, Bridging the digital divide, Infusing education with Technology: a 360/K-20 Approach, Women in Technology: Diversity and Equity, Technology Leadership: Innovation, Delivery, Articulation & Business Savvy, Technology Literacy: Bridging the achievement gap in urban schools, Gadgetry: The year in review Tablets, App Development & Open source, Healthcare Information Technology: An Equitable Trend, Certification Blitz: Merging business needs with viable licensure, Women in Technology, Diversity & Equity: The overlooked force of IT Professionals, Moving with The Cloud: Virtualization Trends and Data Solutions in 2011 & Beyond. The lineup speakers include Faye Anderson – Founder, Tracking Change (Washington, DC), Andra Ward - CEO, Khafre Ward Corporation (Cincinnati, Ohio), Carlos Gil – CEO & Founder of JobsDirectUSA.com (Jacksonville, FL), Qiana Patterson – COO EdLio (Los Angeles, California), and NBITLO’s own CEO and Founder – Andrew West.
This year’s conference will also feature a Technology Career Fair and an Innovation High Tech Vendor Fair. The conference signature event will be the: Information Technology Career-Pathing Clinic. During this component of the conference, attendees can have their resumes critiqued by IT Directors, Chief Technology Officers, Recruiters & Human Resource Professionals who will offer critical resume critiques and lend expert advice.
Make plans now to come out and be inspired, informed, and empowered to stake your claim in improving your technology career. High school students, college students, college graduates, working technology professionals, career changers, advisors, supporters, and parents who want to encourage and guide their children who are interested in technology are all encouraged to come out and take part in what this conference has to offer. This is truly an unprecedented opportunity. Don't miss out! Due to space and seating limitations, registration online, is required. Walk-in registrants will not be turned away, but there is no guarantee that there will be room available for them to attend the sessions of their choice. Further information on registration and updates regarding the conference schedule and featured speakers can be found at www.NBITLO.org/
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Shawn Henderson, NBITLO National Press Secretary
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