October 18, 2021

Unmissable sessions at Black Tech Fest!

There's more to tech than coding

Tuesday, October 19, 2021 12:00 PM to 12:25 PM

Kelsey Robb from TikTok opens up on her role as a Creator Partnerships Manager at and what that entails. Hear her career journey so far, what an average day looks like and the goals of her team. As well as working at TikTok and navigating the tech industry - she discusses deep diving ERGs, TikTok's mission and values as well as key lessons learned from working in tech. She also shares top tips for a TikTok CV as well as some of the career opportunities at TikTok and how candidates can apply. 

Disrupting the music industry through tech

Tuesday, October 19, 2021 3:00 PM to 3:25 PM

Music and tech are converging in production, distribution and experiences. However, a big question is what role will the artists themselves play in this? We hear from the CEO of Opulous Lee Parsons and music artist Koder on what this all means for the future of music.


Leading from the top - A conversation on Allyship - Uber, Siemens and Visa

Wednesday, October 20, 2021 1:25 PM to 2:00 PM

We have heard a lot about how folks are being allies to the Black community but in this conversation with speakers from Siemens, Uber and Visa, we really dig under the surface to understand what some of our leaders are actually doing and why.


Tech neocolonialism - In conversation with Kehinde Andrews

Wednesday, October 20, 2021 3:30 PM to 3:55 PM

Professor Kehinde Andrews is one of the UK's leading professor of Black Studies and in this conversation with Femi Nylander, documentary maker of African Apocalypse, the pair will look at all things we are going to look back on in shame in the future. Topics will range from statues and NFT's to blackface and much more.


Is woke wrong?

Wednesday, October 20, 2021 5:00 PM to 5:25 PM

"Woke" has become a term of ridicule amongst many on social media and across society as a whole, but its meaning stems from something most people would like to identify with. In this firey debate, we welcome influencer Ashleigh Louise, Nana Akua from GB News and Kelechi Okafori from the Say Your Mind podcast to discuss the role of media to tell the whole story and discuss whether woke is wrong.

Fighting for LGBTQI+ Human Rights in the 21st Century

Thursday, October 21, 2021 12:30 PM to 12:55 PM

In this provocative conversation, we are joined by Busy Being Black podcaster Josh Rivers, Nobel Peace Prize Nominee Frank Mugisha, and Founder of UK Black Pride Lady Phyll Opuku-Gyimah to discuss the role of social media in supporting LGBTQIA+ activism for the underrepresented communities.


Responding in Times of Racial Crisis

Thursday, October 21, 2021 1:30 PM to 1:55 PM

In light of the momentum around Black lives Matter, marketers across the world were faced with a simple question, "How do we respond?" In this conversation, we hear from Karen Blackett, U.K. Country Manager at WPP, Dr Stacie Graham, Racial Equity Programme Manager at WPP and Monique Nelson, CEO at UWG on their observations on how the industry responded in times of racial crisis and what we can learn from it.


Let’s talk Cancel Culture

Thursday, October 21, 2021 5:00 PM to 5:25 PM

Cancel culture, for or against? Can someone be cancelled? Are they right to be cancelled? Is there redemption after cancellation? Hear from our panellists influencer Lin Mei, screenwriter Tianna Johnson and Shade Room political reporter Judith Nwandu discuss cancel culture and its impact.


Watch these and MORE sessions at us at our unmissable three-day festival and book your free ticket to Black Tech Fest today!


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