BDPA Foundation

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Business Wire, 7/18/2017 (Linda Clement-Holmes)

Linda Clement-Holmes
BDPA Confers Lifetime Achievement Award to Linda Clement-Holmes, First Female African American President at Procter & Gamble. Information Technology giant BDPA will honor Linda Clement-Holmes, Procter & Gamble’s (P&G) first female African American President and Special Advisor to the P&G Chairman and Chief Information Officer, with their Lifetime Achievement Award during BDPA’s 39th Annual National Technology Conference Awards gala on Saturday, July 29, 2017 at the Duke Energy Convention Center in Cincinnati, Ohio.

BDPA is the largest African American information technology association in the U.S., and the largest national non-profit organization continually involved in training students underrepresented in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM).
We are privileged beyond words to present Linda Clement-Holmes with the Lifetime Achievement Award -- BDPA’s highest honor. Ms. Clement-Holmes represents all that BDPA stands for in her illustration of supreme commitment and dedication to the Information Technology industry,” said Pamela Mathews, National BDPA Vice President and Conference Director.
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Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Business Wire, 7/11/2017 (André Taylor, Mike Williams)

BDPA Announces Business Visionary André Taylor as 2017 Keynote. BDPA, the leading member organization promoting diverse participation in information technology, computer science, and related STEM fields, announced today that author, entrepreneur, and media personality André Taylor will keynote its 39th Annual National Technology Conference and Career Fair, themed “BDPA DISRUPT 2017,” taking place July 26-29, at the Duke Energy Center, in Cincinnati, Ohio. André Taylor, chief executive of the management consulting firm Taylor Insight Worldwide, is the author of a half-dozen books including the bestselling, You Can Still Win! Break Through, Bounce Back, Come from Behind and Flourish. André is well-known for his writing on business and entrepreneurial leadership, corporate speaking, and frequent appearances in the media. However, his pioneering role as an entrepreneur in media and technology is not as well known. In the 1990s, his sports media and technology company, Interactive Sports, was the first to stream video online for professional sports teams to use strategically. The company later created online brands for sports fans which dominated in their categories. During his keynote, he’ll describe “How to Win Right Now” in today’s complex business environment, and will also lead a panel discussion on winning at entrepreneurship in the technology sector.

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