A Talk on Why Black Leaders Matter In Tech At SXSW Interactive 2015

SXSW Interactive 2015 will be held from March 13-17th and I'm excited to speaking on the topic "Why Black Leaders Matter in Technology". This will be my seventh time speaking at SXSW in the last eight years. The session will be held on Saturday, March 14th at 9:30am. Yes, that means don't party to hard on Friday night.

If the title looks familiar, that's because the talk is inspired from my USA Today article I wrote with the same title, "Wayne Sutton: Why black leaders matter in technology".

Below is the full session description:

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