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Silicon Harlem Technology Conference

Last Thursday Oct. 16th, the 1st Silicon Harlem Technology Conference was held at MIST Harlem (My Image Studios) on 116th street in what turned out to be a well-organized event that featured over 50 speakers in panels set across three different theater conference rooms, and restaurant hall. It was a full day of panels, networking, a great lunch provided by MADIBA restaurant (coming soon to Harlem!) and a lively after event with NY Tech Meetup members at the MIST bar.

If you missed this first Silicon Harlem Technology Conference, here is a short YouTube video (feel free to share) and some more photos from the event below. We encourage you to stay informed about future Silicon Harlem events, and look out for the next Silicon Harlem Tech Conference which is already scheduled for October 16, 2015!  This event will only grow and include additional topics and participants as Silicon Harlem seeks “To galvanize upper Manhattan companies and residents to embrace our model to Transform Harlem into a Technology and innovation Hub that thrives in the digital economy,” according to Silicon Harlem founders Bruce Lincoln and Clayton Banks.

Silicon Harlem Conference 2014

Envisioning the Technological Future

Sub-Theme:
Technology’s role in advancing the transformation and sustainability of Harlem as a Technology and Innovation Hub.

Objective:
To galvanize upper Manhattan companies and residents to embrace our model to Transform Harlem into a Technology and innovation Hub that thrives in the digital economy.

Description:
Envisioning the Technological Future of Harlem will focus on strategic visioning of technology’s role in advancing the economic growth and sustainability of upper Manhattan. The conference will also inform attendees about government, foundation and private corporate funding. We intend to leverage the intellectual capital of the Universities in the city, particularly Columbia University and City College both in Harlem, resulting in opportunities to collaborate on ideas on how we all can create jobs and programs for the community.

The Conference will host experts from the private sector and representatives from the public sector that come together to build on the idea of strengthening Harlem and its opportunity to fully realize the power of the growing Digital economy. Although there has been progress made in Broadband connectivity and adoption, we recognize that dense urban communities, still remain slower to fully transform to a innovation driven economy. This conference will guide the audience in co-envisioning a model to drive community-driven technological and economic development.

Key Topics of Discussion:
1. How Broadband Impacts Community
2. How Technology impacts public health, art, community
3. Envisioning the Technological Future of Harlem

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