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Friday, October 11 • 8:00am - 10:00am
Day 3 Keynote & Plenary Session

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As BITCON takes place during October we will commemorate National Cybersecurity Awareness Month with a special breakfast and keynote from the Chief Information Officer and Secretary of Innovation and Technology for the State of Illinois, Ron Guerrier. Blacks in Tech will also spotlight Nina Silva, recognized as one of Forbes most powerful 20 women in Brazil and founder of Movimento Black Money. Attendees will have the opportunity to enjoy a yummy breakfast while gearing up for an intense and interactive day of sessions and competitions focusing on Cybersecurity, IT, AI, Machine Learning, & More! Join us as we set the tone for this amazing day to be held at Metropolitan State University. Early Arrival Suggested.

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Nina Silva

Founder, Movimento Black Money
Marina Silva (Nina Silva) was born in Jardim Catarina, considered for many years the largest flat slum in Latin America, in São Gonçalo, Rio de Janeiro. She reports that she always thought "out of the box" and that "The main goal was to stay alive, then go to college, get a trainee... Read More →
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Ron Guerrier

CIO & Secretary of Innovation & Technology, State of Illinois
Ron Guerrier serves as the State of Illinois Chief Information Officer and Secretary for the Department of Innovation & Technology (DoIT). Illinois Governor JB Pritzker selected Guerrier to serve in these roles in March of 2019, based on his extensive background and leadership in... Read More →

Friday October 11, 2019 8:00am - 10:00am CDT
Metropolitan State University - Founders Hall Auditorium