Hope you techies are enjoying your TechConneXt experience, thus far. It is now Day 2 of the summit, and the event is full steam ahead.
Today the agenda is full of informative sessions on trends, gaming, music, strategizing, and more. See below for a little guide of what you can expect of today’s activities:
- The BE SMART Hackathon hackers are still at it with their App Creation: Financial Management Re-imagined, hosted by Capitol One. Each team is deep in the trenches of creating an app with the ability to govern user finances by creating budgets, tracking spending, managing expenses, executing a savings and investing plan, and reviewing credit history. The teams will be judged on the efficacy of the app. The hackathon begins at 6:00 a.m. PST. The winner will be announced later this evening.
- At 8:00 a.m. the Honorable Kevin Johnson, mayor of Sacramento, will speak with interviewer Earl “Butch” Graves, Jr., president & CEO, Black Enterprise, about Reinventing Urban America. This discussion will focus on Mayor Johnson’s views on how 3.0 cities are building “next” economies as hubs of entrepreneurship and innovation.
- Intel will be presenting a Corporate Showcase from 9:20 a.m.-9:40 a.m. with Anthony Neal Graves, vice president, Internet of Things Group.
- A panel of tech executives including Kate Mitchell, Co-founder & partner, Scale Venture, Mark Mathewson, VP risk & finance technology, Capital One, Frank Sanders, vice president, Technology and Manufacturing Group, Intel Corporation, and Michael DeAngelo, head of people, Pinterest, will host a discussion on diversity in Silicon Valley at 9:45 a.m. This session will be moderated by Belinda Grant-Anderson, vice president, diversity and inclusion, AT&T, and will focus on the tools Silicon Valley needs to deal with its diversity problem and the constraints placed on the pipeline in minority recruitment.
- As the morning continues, there will be a Tech Hubs Replicating Silicon Valley roundtable (11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.) that will look at cities that are becoming blossoming tech centers. Tech power players Jill Ford, head of innovation & entrepreneurship, City of Detroit, Earl Robinson, CEO, PowerMoves.NOLA, and Rodney Sampson, founder & CEO, Opportunity HUB, will discuss growing markets around the country in terms of venture dollars and deal flow.