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BITCON 2023 Sets Sights on the Music City

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The Blacks In Know-how Convention Lands in Nashville, TN Sept. 5 – 7, 2023

With BIT’s attain and group that they’ve developed and our know-how, I look ahead to seeing the influence we will have collectively.”

— Scott Prather, VP & COO Microsoft Azure Americas

CLEVES, OH, USA, July 25, 2023/ — Blacks In Know-how, LLC and the Blacks In Know-how Basis (BIT) hosts the fifth annual convention for Black IT professionals, entrepreneurs, players, afro-futurists, and know-how lovers. Over 1,000 are anticipated at the JW Marriott Nashville the week of Labor Day 2023.

Major sponsors embrace Microsoft, Disney, Google, Northwestern Mutual, Juniper Networks, MetLife, Asurion, Intuit, Block (CashApp), GoodRx, Taco Bell, Common Music Group, the Federal Reserve Financial institution of Chicago, and The Hartford amongst others. As at all times, BITCON will characteristic world-class audio system and know-how material consultants of all specializations. Attendees will community amongst know-how leaders and IT professionals from the world’s largest manufacturers, promising new startups, and tech influencers.

The main focus of this yr’s convention might be technical workshops and coaching periods from newbie to professional stage. Subjects and tracks embrace Synthetic Intelligence with a spotlight on generative AI, cybersecurity, software program engineering, prolonged actuality (XR), gaming & e-sports, cloud & DevOps, information science, authorities coverage, profession improvement, entrepreneurship, and private storytelling.

“Although there was progress in recent times with respect to group’s strategy to and focus on range fairness and inclusion, the disparity for Black tech employees remains to be very acute,” says Dennis Schultz, Govt Director of the Blacks In Know-how Basis. “By spotlighting Black IT professionals and entrepreneurs, we make STEM tangible and relatable for these seeking to construct wealth by way of know-how.”

In keeping with Blacks In Know-how Founder Greg Greenlee, “BITCON has and can at all times be about offering a platform and voice to our group of Black individuals in tech, not simply right here in the United States, however globally. It is a assertion to our group that we not solely belong on this area however that we additionally thrive on this area and are leaders and consultants on this area.”

“Attracting, growing and retaining the finest individuals is one thing we take into consideration and prioritize day-after-day,” mentioned The Hartford’s Chief Info Officer, Deepa Soni.“ Range, fairness and inclusion are greater than buzzwords to us. We all know that corporations with a variety of voices and views are higher in a position to innovate, take dangers, resolve issues creatively, and obtain higher enterprise outcomes.”

“I’ve at all times appreciated what the Blacks In Know-how group does. Their mission and ours align so properly to make sure everybody round the planet can obtain extra by way of know-how that it was only a pure match that we accomplice collectively on their convention,” says Scott Prather, VP & COO Microsoft Azure Americas. “With BIT’s attain and group that they’ve developed and our know-how, I look ahead to seeing the influence we will have collectively.”


About the Blacks In Know-how Basis

The 501(c)3 Blacks In Know-how (BIT) Basis’s mission is to “stomp the divide” with respect to Black tech employees and to basically affect and impact change on an trade that has traditionally not sought parity with respect to Black employees. BIT ranges the taking part in discipline by way of coaching, training, networking, and mentorship with the help of allies, companions, sponsors, and over 27,000 world members and volunteers. Go to for extra info.

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