Online careers event for Black professionals on 26 February

A free online event to support black professionals navigate the digital highway will be held on 26 February 2021. The event is organised by the Black Young Professional (BYP) Network.


A free online event to support black professionals navigate the digital highway will be held on 26 February 2021. The event is organised by the Black Young Professional (BYP) Network.

“Our Digital Future Summit” is the must-attend event for Black Professionals across all industries to understand how the future of technology will transform their careers.

Industries are growing & evolving at a rapid pace. Unfortunately, the black community is not always in the room discussing these developments. Mainstream research has demonstrated black professionals are not getting the job opportunities and many don't even know the products that are being built which affect our day to day life.

Benefitting from technology

However, the African Caribbean community needs to be part of transforming businesses and industries, and being ahead of the curve. This is to ensure that the wider community is not left behind. Essentially, to ensure that the technology that is built, is also built by us...for us.

If you are not experimenting, if you’re not asking questions about how to navigate & plug into the disruption, forming new ecosystems, then your organisation is at risk” says the Andrew P. Vaz, Global Chief Innovation Officer at Deloitte.

Our Digital Future Summit will cut through all the noise and rumours of “Will robots take my job?” or “Is my social media always listening to me?”. The event will provide attendess with an expanded bank of knowledge on how the change in technology impacts you. More importantly, what your role in the wider digital transformation is.

As a community, we know we are the innovators. But we rarely capitalise from our creativity, we've seen this time and time again from history to the modern-day, as a collective the black community has not benefitted. It's time to ensure history doesn't repeat itself with technology at the helm.

Key Topics include:

  • Artificial Intelligence Is Advancing: Where Are We?
  • Using Technology to Amplify Our Stories
  • Levelling the Playing Field: Upskilling For the Future
  • Is Tech Good or Bad? Why Inclusion is the Answer
  • Transforming Industries: Elevating People & Communities
  • Your Every Move is Predicted: How to Break the Codes
  • The Winner Prepare, The Losers Deny: Digital Transformation is Imminent
  • And many more…..

Speakers Include:

Renee Cummings, Founder & CEO, Urban AI

Genevieve Leveille, Principal Founder & CEO, AgriLedger

Mark Karake, Founder & CEO, Impact Africa Network

Simeon Quarrie, Founder & CEO, VIVIDA

Yves Messy, Strategic Advisor, f10 Incubator

Gori Yahaya, Founder & CEO, Upskill Digital

Phyllis Mburu-Karebe, Head of Partners, Impact Africa Network

How will it work?

Stage: Mainstage area starts at 10am with a total of 5 talks
Sessions: With 8 sessions to choose from, you can hear from our sponsors, panellists and presenters!
Networking: Randomly match to other attendees and continually grow your network
Expo: Explore our partners and interact to learn more on your technological journey.

The BYP Network empowers black professionals around the world to connect with each other and global corporations.

After the 2016 Black Lives Matter protests, the BYP network was founded to harness the power of the black community. With a network of 50,000 members and a focus on working with existing black networks and businesses, BYP wants change the black narrative.

This is achieved by matching the best career opportunities to black professionals. Improving black role model visibility and working with corporations to reduce bias in their hiring process

Click here to register to join the 'Digital Future Summit' event:


Posted: February 04, 2021