Speaker

I am often requested to speak on personal empowerment, technology, the black community, social impact, or a mixture of them all.

My flagship Keynote Speeches are:

The X-Factor to Success – Purpose

Big Idea – Purpose is the X-factor to success.

Audience – great for events and gatherings seeking to generate inspiration and a greater sense of purpose. Especially popular with youth and collegiate audiences.

Society, Technology, & You

Big Idea – Technology’s impact on society starts with you

Audience – Great for events and gatherings seeking to generate interest in technology and how it can be used for make the world a better place.

Smart BTE’s

Big Idea – Smarter Data Driven Black Tech Ecosystems are the key to a more inclusive tech sector, vibrant black communities, and better cities

Audience – great for leaders and change agents working in tech equity or seeking to become allies and advocates

Here are some of the folks that have let me grace their stage and touch their audience:

  • West Virginia University
  • ADP
  • New Jersey University
  • Chi-Tech High
  • Comp-TIA
  • Illinois Diversity Council

He took a lot of information and condensed it to be brief and understandable to a big crowd! – Kelsey Hayenga, Local Marketing Producer, General Assembly Chicago

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Panelist

I love to speak, but I also don’t mind sharing the stage and partnering with other awesome people to delight and inform the audience.

Here are a few of the organizations that I have participated in panels for:

  • Wintrust
  • Macys
  • CME Group
  • Hope Global Forums

I heard nothing but positive feedback from attendees.  Thanks for being part of our first meeting and making such a great contribution. – Jim Hamilton, VP, Member Communities, CompTIA

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Moderator

One of my secret passions is moderating, I love being able to put myself in the audience’s shoes and pull the very best out of the panelists.

Here are a few of the organizations that I have moderated panels for:

  • Kellogg School of Management | Northwestern University
  • Google
  • The University of Chicago Booth School of Business
  • Chicago Urban League

Insightful and genuine!  Thanks for the support of our ChiTech students! – TJ Pavlov, Internship Director/Teacher at Chicago Tech Academy

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Host

The first event I ever formally hosted was my high school talent show my senior year and the rest has been history. Seriously though, getting the crowd going and keeping event momentum and energy up is something I get a real kick out of.

Here are a few of the organizations that I have hosted events for:

  • 1871
  • BDPA – Black Data Processor Association
  • General Assembly

I loved Fabian’s ability to create context and background on each presenter when he hosted our event. – Yolanda Richards, Business Development Associate, World Business Chicago

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