Saturday, March 31, 2018

Low Library | Columbia University

8:309:30 am

Registration, Breakfast & Headshots

Free Headshots Provided by Jopwell

9:30–9:45 am

Welcome & Introduction

9:4510:30 am

Morning Keynote

Rodney Williams, CEO & President of Belvedere

10:30am10:45 am


10:4512:00 pm

Panel Breakout: "Financial Inclusion in Today's Society"


Panel Break: "Social Enterprise for Black Advancement"

Moderated by John Watson CBS '13, Investment Banking Vice President at Morgan Stanley                                                                                                                                        Session Speakers                                                              Kim Lew, Chief Investment Officer of the Carnegie Corporation                                                                   
Lawrence C. Manson, Jr. CBS '85, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and Founder of NexTier Companies, LLC             

Ann Mathews, Managing Director - Equity Derivative Sales at Goldman Sachs                                                                                                   Verdun Perry, Senior Managing Director and Co-Head of Strategic Partners at Blackstone

Moderated by Donnel Baird CBS '13, Founder & CEO of BlocPower                                                                                                             Session Speakers                                                Kelly Burton, CEO of Founders of Color

Bill Bynum, Founder & CEO of Hope Credit Union                                                                                                                                              Connie Evans, President & CEO of the Association for Enterprise Opportunity          

Roy Swan, Director of Mission Investments at Ford Foundation

12:0012:45 pm

Networking Lunch with Corporate Sponsors


12:45–1:45 pm

Afternoon Keynote

Roger W. Ferguson, Jr., President & CEO of TIAA


1:45–2:15 pm


2:15–3:30 pm

Panel Breakout: "Tech*nically Black"


Panel Breakout: "Telling, Owning, and Monetizing Our Story"

Moderated by Janaye Ingram, Director of National Partnerships at AirBnB  

Session Speakers                                                        Julia Collins, Co-Founder & President of Zume Pizza                                                                 

Peter Boyce II, Partner at General Catalyst & Founder of Rough Draft Ventures                                                                                                          Nancy Douyon, User Experience Lead at Uber                                                                               

Ryan Williams, Founder and CEO of Cadre

Moderated by Sam French, Head of Strategy & Business Development at A24                                                                                                        Session Speakers                                                    George Alexander CBS, Principal at Galex Media Group LLC                                                                                                                                   Peggy Byrd, Senior Vice President of Multicultural Strategy and Sales at iHeart Media                                                        

Michelle Ebanks, President of Essence Communications Inc.                                                                                                                                      Ryan Leslie, Grammy Nominated Recording Artist, Multi-platinum Music Producer, and Technology Entrepreneur                                                                                            Elliott Wilson, Editorial Director at Tidal

3:303:45 pm


3:45–4:30 pm

Lightning Talk Breakout: "The Business of Music"


Lightning Talk Breakout: "Black Brand Ownership in the Digital Age "

Steve Stoute, Founder and CEO Translation and United Masters in conversation with Andre Harrell , Vice Chairman of Revolt TV & Media

Moderated by Clay Irving CBS '08, Business Development Vice President at Live Nation                                                                                     

Esi Eggleston Bracey, EVP and COO of Unilever Personal Care North America in conversation with Richelieu Dennis, Founder & CEO of Sundial Brands                                                                                                                                                                        Moderated by Danielle Moten CBS '10, Marketing Consultant at Coty Inc. 

4:30–4:45 pm


4:455:30 pm

Closing Keynote

Jerri DeVard, Chief Customer Officer of Office Depot

5:307:30 pm

Closing Reception

11:00 pm–4:00 am

After Party

Solomon & Kuff