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.
Digital Lifestyle Expert and Emmy Award Winning Media Personality
Mario Armstrong Mario, 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 lives.In addition to...
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 Watkins Lawrence 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, and Co-Founder of Watkins Media Group. Lawrence was born and raised in Louisville, KY to a police officer father and a mother who was a counselo...
Founder, Black Girls Code; Aspen Institute Fellow; 2015 Apple STEM Partner
Kimberly Bryant Coming from humble beginnings, Kimberly Bryant is no stranger to hard work. As a young girl, she developed an uncommon passion for math and science which eventually lead her to the prestigious Vanderbilt University where she majored in Electrical Engineering and minored in Math. Often being the only minority in her classes, she entered the work force in the same predicament. This disconnect continued int...
Entrepreneur • Speaker • Author • Community Servant
Dr. Randal Pinkett Dr. Randal 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 em...
Venture Capitalist and Incoming President of the National Association of Investment Companies.
Robert L. Greene (Bob) Robert 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 Rela...
CEO of nationally recognized Tech startup MentorMe, Ms. Kentucky International 2015, and Community Organizer
Brit Fitzpatrick Brit is the Founder & CEO of MentorMe, a technology company that is enabling organizations to create pathways to education and careers through an innovative mentoring platform.A 2014 FOCUS100 Fellow and Points of Light Civic Accelerator alum, Brit has been named one of the top 50 under 40 emerging leaders in social enterprise by the American Express Foundation and recognized by Inc. Magazine as one of “8 Awesome...
Founder & CEO of YFS Magazine
Erica Nicole Small Business Influencer • The Voice of Small Business • Influential Women in Digital Media Erica Nicole is making headlines as a small business expert source by serving up fresh, provocative and insanely addictive behind-the-scenes business know-how.One of the most dynamic, young female serial entrepreneurs of her generation, Erica Nicole is the Founder and CEO of YFS Magazine, a Young, Fabulous & Self-Employe...
History curator, Branding expert, and author, The Brand YU Life: Re-thinking Who You Are Through Personal Brand Management
Hajj Flemings is . . . • CEO and Founder of Brand Camp University • CEO and Co-Founder of Gokit • Digital Brand Strategist/Author/Speaker • BlackEnterprise.com, Tech Columnist • Founder of Student Ventures Hajj is the founder of Brand Camp University the largest personal branding conference in the Midwest. He has expanded his personal branding conference to New York and Boston. He is also the author of “T...
A 21st century innovator who specializes in technology, politics, education and sports.
Garrett Johnson Garrett 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 was graduated magna cum laude in three years with a double major in Political Science and English. Johnson was named an academic All-American in 2005 and 200...
Former Google Executive: Bridging the gap from West Philly to Africa
Stephen A. Newton Stephen 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 ...
Award-winning Marketing, Management, and Distance Learning Expert
Dr. R. Kay Green Dr. Kay is the CEO/President of RKG Marketing Solutions LLC. and author of “I’ve been called the B* Word…Now what do I do? 13 Rules for the “New-Age” Professional Women.For over 13 years, Dr. Kay has devoted her existence to developing a greater understanding of the Marketing and Business disciplines. Dr. Kay is currently featured on Great Women Speakers, Great African-American Speakers, Marketing Experts, Black Experts...
Helping marketing executives and entrepreneurs understand how to leverage the Internet to build a brand and drive traffic and revenue.
Maisha Walker 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 - ...
Realistic Educator & Optimistically Determined Leader
Dr. Stanley T. Crawford Dr. Stanley is an educator, speaker, author, poet, and military veteran. Currently, Dr. Stanley serves as a public school administrator in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. He is the author of the book, Cinquains: Volume I. In addition, he has written several articles on a wide range of topics including education, real options, and nanotechnology.He has a Doctorate in Educational Administration, Master of Ar...