Tuesday, April 5, 2011

IT Business Edge, 4/5/2011 (Earl Pace)

The Tech Pioneer Who Dared to Speak out Against Racism in IT.  This week, a technology pioneer is being honored as an inductee into the IT Hall of Fame, in recognition of his lifelong contribution to IT innovation. Yet chances are, you’ve never even heard of him.

The IT Hall of Fame, which is administered by the IT trade association CompTIA, has bestowed the honor on Earl Pace, co-founder of Black Data Processing Associates and chairman of the board of trustees of the BDPA Education and Technology Foundation. I had the pleasure of conducting an in-depth interview with Pace a couple of years ago, and I was heartened by the fact that he had no inclination to steer away from the issue of racism in IT.

Read the rest of the IT Business Edge story.

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