Thu, 3 November 2011
VIBE AND VEGAS SHOW: VIVEK WADHWA "THE LACK OF BLACK REPRESENTATION IN SILICON VALLEY AND THE DIGITAL WORLD"
Vivek Wadhwa is a Visiting Scholar, School of Information, UC-Berkeley; Director of Research, Center for Entrepreneurship and Research Commercialization, and Exec in Residence, Pratt School of Engineering, Duke University; Senior Research Associate, Labor and Worklife Program, Harvard Law School; Distinguished Visiting Scholar, Halle Institute of Global Learning, Emory University; and faculty member and advisor at Singularity University. He helps students prepare for the real world; lectures in class; and leads groundbreaking research projects. He is also an advisor to several startup companies, a columnist for The Washington Post and Bloomberg BusinessWeek, and writes occasionally for several international publications. Prior to joining academia in 2005, Wadhwa founded two software companies. During our conversation, Vivek the reason why there is a lack of Blacks in position of power in the tech industry, what Blacks need to do to crack Silicon Valley, the pushback that he has received from a number of people for his views, African American feedback to his views and that there is hope for Black to make it and how to succeed in Silicon Valley. Click on the following link to read Vivek's article "We need a black Mark Zuckerburg": http://wadhwa.com/2011/06/24/washington-post-we-need-a-black-mark-zuckerberg/ You can connect with Vivek via: http://wadhwa.com/ (Website) @wadhwa Wadhwa@duke.edu (email)
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Category:Citizen Journalism -- posted at: 7:22pm EDT