IgnitionOne Salon Series – Diversity in Tech: Breaking the Mold
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Join us in San Francisco on Thursday, April 13th for the 2nd event in the IgnitionOne Salon Series, focused on broadening the conversation around marketing technology. Diversity in Tech: Breaking the Mold will feature a lively panel discussion about the changing role and impact of diversity in the tech industry. Enjoy cocktails, light bites and thought-provoking conversation at a unique San Francisco venue during this free event. Space is limited – scroll down to RSVP!
What: Diversity in Tech: Breaking the Mold panel discussion
When: Thursday, April 13th at 7pm
Where: 969 Market (969 Market St.) San Francisco, CA
Margaret Wallace is Chief Executive Officer of Playmatics, award-winning creators of digital and real-world games, products and other interactive experiences. She was named one of Forbes “12 Women in Gaming to Watch” and, in 2014, Wallace was highlighted by Fortune as one of “10 Powerful Women in Video Games.“ An entrepreneur with a strong focus on design thinking, innovation, healthcare, VR/AR and product commercialization, Margaret has built and expanded Playmatics across multiple sectors. For more information, visit the Playmatics website at www.playmatics.com.
Jordan Wheeler currently runs his own marketing firm, connecting brands and influencers. Previously he led Strategic Initiatives at Skurt – the Los Angeles-based mobility company that delivers cars on-demand. Jordan also spent two years on the marketing team at Uber, effectively spreading brand awareness through partnerships and promotions with influencers in the music and entertainment industry. Notable projects at Uber included influencers such as G-Eazy, Jhené Aiko, Wiz Khalifa, and Yes Julz; ranging from fan-experience promotions to live events, scaling globally from the US to Switzerland and Germany.
Kristina Libby is a professor at the University of Florida, co-founder of Socu (The Influencer Marketplace), and owner of Social Works, a boutique marketing agency. Previously, Libby led consumer PR at Microsoft and prior to that ran a social media agency in NYC where she worked with clients like National Geographic, Phillips and more. She has been published in Entrepreneur Magazine, PR News, and others and has appeared in publications as diverse as Cosmopolitan, the LA Times, Entrepreneur, More, Family Circle and many more. In 2016, Libby published her first book “You Don’t Need Social Media, Unless You Are Doing It Right.” She serves on the board of Dallas Startup Week and is active in a variety of programs that promote diverse and engaged workplaces.
Everette Taylor is a four-time entrepreneur, marketing executive, public speaker and writer. He currently serves as CMO at Skurt – the mobility company which delivers cars on-demand at the tap of a button. His entrepreneurial career started at the age of 19 with his first company which he sold 2 years later. Since then he has founded the marketing firm MilliSense where he served as CEO, co-founded the software company GrowthHackers where he serves as VP of Growth, and recently founded the company GrowthPup – the social media software to help grow your Instagram. Taylor himself has grown a social media audience of over half a million people across all platforms.
His work also includes serving as CMO of the e-commerce company StickerMule, Head of Growth for new projects at Microsoft, VP of Marketing for Qualaroo which was acquired by Xenon Ventures, and as an advisor to We Are Onyx – a beauty box subscription service for women of color. Most recently he has become the National Brand Ambassador for NASA’s Technology Transfer Program.
As a public speaker, Taylor has traveled all over the world speaking about entrepreneurship, personal growth, and marketing. He co-authored “Startup Growth Engines” which was #1 best selling book in “Startups” on Amazon. Taylor is also passionate about diversity in tech, serving as an ambassador to CODE2040, Black Girls Code, and Wonder Women Tech as well as having his own scholarship fund for underrepresented college students.
Tiffany Yu is the founder of Diversability, an award-winning social enterprise to rebrand disability through the power of community.
Previously, Tiffany was the first San Francisco hire for the venture-backed coliving startup Common and had recently completed a coding bootcamp at the New York Code + Design Academy. She started her career in investment banking at Goldman Sachs where she worked on over $14 billion of announced transactions.
She has been featured by Forbes, the Guardian, and the Ford Foundation and was named one of Real Leaders Magazine’s 100 Visionary Leaders and a Women of Influence honoree by the New York Business Journal. She was also featured in Trendwolves’ Youth Trend Report. Follow her on Twitter at @imtiffanyyu.