Self-sufficient robot vacuums. Mobile phones that can shoot, produce and publish HD masterpieces. Laptops that have retina recognition for eye-enabled Internet browsing. In today’s society, technology is more important than ever; it touches every aspect of how we work, play, create and share new ideas. What is important to technology of the future? And how can we use technology to enhance what we do best? Several GBS speakers are available to discuss technology’s advances and future. Click below to see the list of experts available.
Mario Armstrong, Digital Lifestyle Expert Mario Armstrong, Digital Lifestyle Expert and Emmy Award Winning Media Personality, provides regular commentary to CNN/HLN, The TODAY Show, NPR Morning Edition, Tell Me More, Sirius/XM, and Public Radio WYPR. Mario is a guide to Motivate, Educate, Inspire and Innovate, for consumers, youth and business people as they engage and consider current and evolving digital and technology solutions in their li...
Founder of Great Black Speakers Bureau, and Leading Entrepreneurship & Personal Achievement Expert
- 100 Black Men, Alpha Phi Alpha, Black Student Union , Business Development, Business School, College Orientation, College Success, Discovering your Passion, Entrepreneurship, NPHC Fraternities/Sororities, High Achieving Youth, Internet Marketing, Marketing, Networking, NSBE, Personal Productivity , STEM, Technology, Upward Bound, Young Black Men, Youth Entrepreneurship
- $2,500 - $5,000
Lawrence WatkinsLawrence Watkins is one of America’s leading entrepreneurship and personal achievement experts. His journey has taken him from an ultra-underachiever in high school to a graduate of an Ivy League business school as well as the Owner of Great Black Speakers, Great Pro Speakers, Co-Founder of Ujamaa Deals, and Principal of Sachs Technologies. Lawrence was born and raised in Louisville, KY to a police officer father and a mother who...
Entrepreneur | Speaker | Author | Community Servant
Dr. Randal PinkettDr. Randal Pinkett has established himself as an entrepreneur, speaker, author and community servant. He is the founder, chairman and CEO of BCT Partners, a multimillion dollar consulting firm based in Newark, NJ, that specializes in information technology, organizational development, and public policy. Dr. Pinkett was also named the winner of NBC’s hit reality television show, The Apprentice, with Donald Trump. He emerged as on...
Principal at Syncom Ventures
Robert L. Greene (Bob) is an accomplished business executive, investment professional, public servant, and philanthropist with deep expertise and broad experience at transforming opportunities into successes! Bob is a Principal with Syncom Venture Partners; a leading venture capital firm focused on multistage equity investments in high growth segments of the Media & Communications industry. Bob leads Syncom’s Investor Relations and Business D...
Founder & CEO of YFS Magazine
Erica NicoleErica Nicole is an accomplished serial entrepreneur, acclaimed small business expert, dynamic speaker, syndicated columnist, philanthropist and Christian thought leader.As a renowned serial entrepreneur, Erica leads a diverse business portfolio across digital media, national speaking, global business development, and electronic equipment industries. Erica is best known by the entrepreneurial community as the Founder and CEO of YFS Ma...
Kai Dupe has a masters degree in education. He has been a student of spirituality for 20 years. Mr. Dupé is also a doctoral student at Pepperdine University where he is researching the lack of African American males in computing. Kai is concerned with the spiritual education of African American males. He utilizes his education, experience, and skills to educate young people in the science of mind. He is an advocate for spiritual education i...
History curator, Brading expert, and author, The Brand YU Life: Re-thinking Who You Are Through Personal Brand Management
Hajj is the CEO/Co-Founder of Gokit an online identity platform that enables users to manage, organize and curate their story. Gokit’s vision is to create simplistic and beautifully designed identity systems for everyday people and the super influential alike. Within the core of every person is a brand whose story is waiting to be told, packaged and experienced. Hajj is the founder of Brand Camp University the largest personal branding confe...
A 21st century innovator who specializes in technology, politics, education and sports.
Garrett Johnson is CEO/co-founder of SendHub, a venture-backed startup based in Silicon Valley. He previously served as professional staff on the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, where his oversight portfolio included Afghanistan, Pakistan and Haiti. Johnson completed graduate studies at the University of Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar and was accepted to Harvard law school. Originally from Florida, he took his undergraduate degrees from Flor...
Former Google Executive: Bridging the gap from West Philly to Africa.
Stephen A. Newton is an international business man. He has lived and worked in countries spanning The Americas, Europe, Middle East and Africa. Stephen has held various executive level roles, most recently as CEO Ecommerce Platforms South Africa by MIH Internet, a division of Naspers. Prior to working for Naspers, Stephen served as MD & VP for inMobi Africa, worked for Google in various roles, including Head of Google South Africa, Head of Google...
Helping marketing executives and entrepreneurs understand how to leverage the Internet to build a brand and drive traffic and revenue.
Maisha is the president of message medium, a New York City Internet Strategy firm that uses Web site design, Internet marketing, and educational and strategic consulting to help small businesses create the greatest impact, the highest ROI, the biggest digital footprint and the most dynamic brand online. Maisha's firm has provided strategic, design, marketing and technical guidance for initiatives in every space of industry - editorial, political ...
The Entrepreneur's Advocate with experience in education, start-ups, and economic empowerment.
Amber Saunders Amber is positioning herself as an emerging leader in both the corporate and non-profit worlds. Amber graduated from John Marshall Law School, ready to devote her career to the practice of law, when she felt her calling elsewhere.Upon transitioning from the law, Amber launched Enrichment Prep, an educational services company whose mission is to engage in creating meaningful, sustainable, and affordable standardized test preparatio...
Social Strategist, Engineer, Entrepreneur, Activist & Creator of the Largest Black Facebook Page in the World.
Kumi RaufCreator of the I Love Being Black Apparel Line and Cultural Movement, Kumi Rauf is the creative mind behind a series of social networking seminars and webinars, which help build one’s brand in an increasingly competitive online environment. Rauf, aka The Social Strategist, is an expert at growing customer fan base, maintaining fans online and increasing engagement. His most recent success is taking his I Love Being Black Facebook fan pa...