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Harnessing Diversity

Event Recap from Silicon Forest Tech Summit: Harnessing Diversity

  • The event will open with a series of lightning talks from the following speakers highlighting their story and tech insights for their organization.

    • Rick Turozy - Cofounder, PIE & Built Oregon

    • Yoseph Ukbazghi - Chief Consultant, STEAM circuit

    • Rahim Harji - Deputy City Manager, Hillsboro

    • Karla Flores - Leadership Oregon SHPE

    • Cindy Rogel - Leadership Oregon SHPE

    • Miguel Rodriguez - DEI Leader, OMSI

    • Adrian Wright - Founder Black Portland/XB Community

    • Gladys M. Juenger - Mechanical Engineer

    • Hazel Valdez - Executive Director PDX WIT

    • Scott Hanselman - VP of Developer Community, Microsoft

  • A Gateway to Community

    Expect an insightful discussion on how servant-leadership principles can foster community growth and individual well-being. The panel will explore practical strategies for integrating service-oriented leadership within tech organizations to build more supportive and engaged communities.

    • Fidele Ferer - ED, Project LEDO

    • Romanna Flores - IT System Analyst, Intel

    • Stephen Green - ED, Business for a Better Portland

    • Dr. Joseph Bull - Dean, MCECS, PSU

  • *Activities and Demonstrations available*

    Thank you to our sponsors and community partners!

    Come meet:

    Portland Community College

    Intel

    ASML

    Cameron Stallings

    Portland State University

    JIREH

    Autodesk

    Oregon State University

    Washington County Chamber of Commerce

    Work Systems

    Free Geek

    PDX WIT

    OMSI

    Mesa Oregon

    Technology Association of Oregon

    Centro Cultural

    Blacks In Tech

  • Our final series of lightning talks from the following speakers highlighting their story and tech insights for their organization.

    • Natalie Ruiz - CEO, AnswerConnect

    • Rita Munarwi - Program Manager, Microsoft

    • Jarvez Hall - Director, East Metro STEAM Partnership

    • Dwindell Joseph Feely -

    • Natnael Girmai - Ambassador, WordisBond

  • A Conversation about Education

     

    Our event will conclude with an intimate conversation with leaders in education who will speak on the importance of education in the future of technology

    • Dr. Richard Osibanjo - Chief of Staff, Intel

    • Dr. Adrien Bennings - President, Portland Community College

    • Dr. Charlene Williams - Deputy Superindenent, ODE

    • Dr. Robert D. Kelly - President, University of Portland

Run of Show

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