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Advancing Education, Business, Careers and Quality of Life Through Technology

#LTS16

This year from November 30 through December 2, the Latino Institute for Corporate Inclusion (LICI) in partnership with the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), as well as several national Latino organizations, will host the first Latino Tech Summit in Silicon Valley, CA.

The Latino Tech Summit will bring together technology companies, institutions of higher learning and technology think tanks to provide resources and information to young Latinos. The two-day technology summit will take place at the University of Santa Clara in Silicon Valley, and the information will be provided through workshops and forums. Corporations will discuss careers related to Information and Communication Technology, as well as career opportunities in design and technology related start-ups.

The technology summit is also designed to share effective strategies to recruit, retain and develop Latino talent in an effort to build a pipeline which includes Latino talent for Silicon Valley. Attendees will be able to meet with industry leaders, provide their resumes and discuss their interests in technology related fields. The Latino Tech Summit will include a forum for which industry leaders can provide information regarding their most innovative products but most importantly it is an opportunity for corporations to meet with and invest in young Latino talent.

Who Should Attend?

There is a role for everyone. Individuals of all genders and ethnic backgrounds interested in careers in technology are welcome, including: High school students, College students, Corporate leaders, Employee Resource Groups” (ERGs), Entrepreneurs, Nonprofits.

What to Expect?

• Keynotes
• Plenaries
• Workshops
• Career Fair
• Networking
• Innovative tech

Volunteer

Become part of the our team and help us ensure the summit is a success. To volunteer please sign-up by clicking below.

SPEAKERS

Come and listen to the most amazing and inspiring speakers on technology topics. Speakers are listed in no particular order. More to come.

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Brent Wilkes

LULAC

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Nicki Klein

Betagig

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Louis Berrios

Per Scholas

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Yscaira Jimenez

LaborX

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Sergio Monsalve

Norwest Venture Partners

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Julio Feliciano

San Francisco State University

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Mario Valle

Altered Ventures

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Andy Tran

Outco Inc.

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Jesse Martinez

Latino Startup Alliance

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Rosa Mendoza

HTTP

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Joshua Encarnacion

Outco, Inc.

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Adrianna Samaniego

Google

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Angel Saad Gómez

Oak Investment Partners

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Andre Arbelaez

Hispanic IT Executive Council

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Michelle Rodriguez

VMware

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Sara Velten

Latino Community Foundation

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Luis Chavez

LICI

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Jennifer Argüello

GitHub

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Gail M. Johnson

AT&T

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Jessica Rosenworcel

FCC

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Lida Tohidi

Pidari

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Ruben Jauregui

LICI

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Bill Enright

MS Computer Science

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Jose R. Gomez

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

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Jessica Herrera-Flanigan

Univision

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Martha Hernandez

madeBOS

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Suzann Van Stralen, MSOD, MAT, Ph.D.

SVS Consulting Services

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Martin Hall M.S. Cyb. Sys. Ph.D.

SVS Consulting Services

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Antonio López-Montañez

SeedUps

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Maria O’Hollearn

Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley

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Danny J. Allen

SAP Silicon Valley Labs

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Michelle Angier

Intuit

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Arnoldo Avalos

Avalos Foundation

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Sam Jammal

SolarCity

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Paty Millán

GoPro

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Sergio Rosas

Tech EDU

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Paola Santana

Matternet

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Flavio Gomes

Logitech

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Sandra Cano

GE Digital

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Joanna Guerrero

VMware

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Hector Mujica

Google

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Joe Vasquez

Runway Incubator

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Geoffrey Nolan

LULAC

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Alyssa Whitcomb

Pandora

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Ken Maxey

Comcast

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Beti Gathegi

Pandora

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Mariana Gonzalez

Yelp

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Eric Rodriguez

Intel-Oakland Education Initiative

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Jeanette Ercila

Square

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Alejandro Villanueva

Televisa Foundation

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Victor Hugo Salcedo

Latino Tech Community

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Pablo Toro

Intel

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Cristina Rodriguez

Facebook

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Lourdes M. Hassler

L Factor Solutions

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Carlos Reza

BloomSky, Inc.

PROGRAM

Log In: Tech Summit Registration

Registration will be open from 7:00 am to 4:00 pm.

45mins

Locatelli

The Power of Collaboration: Networking Break

30 min

Locatelli

Tech Inclusion Index Breakfast

The Tech Inclusion Index breakfast sets the stage for the summit with a review of the current state of Latino inclusion in the technology industry. With a special focus on Silicon Valley companies the Tech Inclusion Index provides a benchmark for the summit’s discussion of diversity strategies and pipeline development for the Latino community.

60mins

Locatelli

Concurrent Workshops

  TIME   WORKSHOP   LOCATION   TRACK
9:15 am - 10:30 am Building a Culture of Upward Mobility
Employee Resource Groups focus on creating a culture of diversity and inclusion within their companies that allow employees and corporate leaders to collaborate in advancing their careers and the overall corporate mission. ERGs allow for Latinos to find common ground between Latino cultural norms and projecting executive presence that allows them to succeed in Corporate America. We will discuss ways for individuals to expand opportunities within their companies through ERGs and sponsor/mentor relationships.
Parlor C ERGs & Corporate Diversity
9:15 am - 10:30 am Maximizing Your Impact with Digital Tools
In this rapidly changing digital world it is imperative for organizations to integrate digital tools and strategies into their daily functions. Training staff to utilize these digital resources will encourage overall efficiency and effectiveness. Learn about the different digital tools available to you and how you can use them to enhance your organizations impact.
Mission Non-Profits
10:40 am - 11:55 am Latina Tech Entrepreneurs
Every day Latinas are breaking barriers and starting their own businesses. This panel will feature women tech entrepreneurs who will provide insight on how to succeed as an entrepreneur in the tech economy. Learn from best practices and overcoming the challenges of being la jefa.
Parlor B Entrepreneur
10:40 am - 11:55 am Opening the Doors through ERGs
Employee Resource Groups play a vital role within technology companies to foster diversity and inclusion of underrepresented communities. This panel will discuss the success of ERGs at developing leadership inside and out of their companies to showcase the power of diversity and inclusion in today’s tech workforce.
Parlor C ERGs & Corporate Diversity
10:40 am - 11:55 am Gaining an Edge with Fundraising Software
Expanding your impact as an organization depends in part on growing the resources you have to support it. Fortunately, today’s fundraising software can give Latino non-profits a competitive edge in finding, cultivating and retaining sources of support. Learn how your agency can use fundraising software to help acquire supporters, boost retention, upgrade donors, and improve fundraising effectiveness.
Mission Non-Profits

45mins

Diversity Strategies Luncheon

strategies that technology companies are using to recruit, retain and promote Latino talent. Speakers will provide specific examples of successful inclusion programs and how diversity has helped their companies compete in a multi-cultural marketplace.   #TechDiversity #LatinosInTech2016

120

Locatelli

Concurrent Workshops

  TIME   WORKSHOP   LOCATION   TRACT
2:10 pm - 3:30 pm Strategic Advice for Latino Start-Up Ventures
Having a vision of the next great idea is just the starting point for building a successful technology venture. When starting a new company, good advice early on can be the difference between success and failure. This panel will provide experienced advice on making your dream a reality with a focus on product development, customers, talent acquisition and making a profit.
Parlor B Entrepreneur
2:10 pm - 3:30 pm Sinergy: ERGs & Non-Profits
STEM Programs Best Practices
Employee Resource Groups with STEM backgrounds play an imperative role in fostering the next generation of STEM leaders. Through programs offered by tech companies that focus on training our youth for STEM careers, ERG’s play a vital role in ensuring we have a more diverse future STEM workforce. Learn about programs already in existence and how you can create one that best fits your community and its needs.
Parlor C ERGs & Non-Profits
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm Women Breaking Glass Ceilings
Women in tech continue to make strides to combat under representation of women in high ranking positions by showcasing their strong leadership and innovative skills. Women leaders will discuss best practices on climbing up the corporate ladder without losing their authentic self and their culture. These tenacious leaders will dive deep on how we can all work together in order to create an inclusive and equal tech industry.
Parlor C ERGs & Corporate Diversity
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm Fund Me! Finesse Your Pitch
Are you ready to take your start up to the next level but are not sure where to start? Come hear angel investors discuss the do’s and don’ts in order to fine tune your pitch.
Parlor B Entrepreneur

45 mins

Closing Remarks

30mins

Locatelli

The Power of Collaboration: Networking Break

30 min

Locatelli

#OurFuture Tech Titans Breakfast

The #OurFuture Tech Titans Breakfast celebrates our youth and emerging tech leaders of tomorrow and highlights the dynamic careers of the tech titans of today. The path to success in the technology industry is enduring and takes dedicated individuals who are passionate about their craft.

60mins

Locatelli

Concurrent Workshops

TIME WORKSHOP LOCATION TRACT
9:15 am - 11:00 am Learn What It Takes To Land Your Dream Job!
Come learn what the tech companies say they are looking for when hiring and take part in facilitated exercises that build on the personal leadership skills of effective communication, collaboration, and teaming. Via the use of a mobile website you will produce your own personal self-branding emblem to share on social media. This emblem will be instrumental in creating your elevator speech and identifying what personal strengths to focus on while in an interview.
Parlor B Young Professionals
9:15 am - 10:55 am A Taste of Tech Jobs
Participants will be emerged into the tech world through an interactive discussion on tech jobs in software engineering, such as game programmers, app developers and more. Throughout the session you will learn about the every-day functions of a job in the tech field and be prepared for what you can expect in a career in tech. The session will end with students creating an app to introduce them to the world of coding.
Williman Youth
11:00 am - 11:55 am Tech Career in Unexpected Companies
Modern society demands that companies are able to adapt, innovate and integrate to new technologies in order to succeed in a competitive field. Every company, regardless of their focus, is looking for individuals with technology backgrounds to help their businesses thrive in a new digital world. Learn about opportunities available to you and how your tech knowledge can help you find a career in unexpected company.
Parlor C Young Professionals & Youth
11:00 am - 11:55 am Don’t Settle for Less, Strive for Success
Pursuing a career in STEM takes dedication and passion. We will hear from individuals who have strived for success and beat the odds stacked against them to pursue their dreams. As minorities in STEM they will share the steps to overcoming obstacles and ways to create your own opportunities to ensure you are able to reach your goals in STEM education and careers.
Williman Youth
11:00 am - 11:55 am Beyond the Tech Classroom
Entering the tech industry requires hands on experience that equips you with the tools necessary to succeed in the field. Many companies offer programs focused on creating a diverse workforce through fellowships or other activities that provide individuals with real world experience to help them excel when transitioning from the classroom to the field. We will discuss opportunities available for students to participate in these type of trainings and how they can begin to gain experience while obtaining an education.
Parlor B Young Professionals & Youth

45mins

Innovation and Leadership Luncheon

The Innovation and Leadership Luncheon will highlight leaders in the tech industry whose innovative creations and works have led to their success.   #LatinosInTech2016

90mins

Locatelli

Expo

More details to come.

60mins

Mission

Concurrent Workshops

TIME WORKSHOP LOCATION TRACT
2:45pm - 4:15 pm Resume Boot Camp for the Modern Workforce
What does your resume say about you? Unsure how to make it stand out? Are you able to articulate the skills on your resume to a potential employer? Bring your resume with you to receive insight on how to tailor it to the wants of the employer. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to learn the standard lingo for the tech industry that will prepare you for your future career.
Parlor B Young Professionals
2:45pm - 4:15 pm Get in Touch With Tech
Williman Youth

45mins

Closing Remarks

45mins

Locatelli

LatinoTech Program

Come and meet technology gurus and leaders in the heart of the Silicon Valley.

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In partnership with the LULAC National Office, the Latino Institute for Corporate Inclusion and several national Latino organizations.

Santa Clara University

500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA 95053
408-554-4000

more information

Accommodation
Alternatives

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Speakers and Panelists & counting!

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Workshops

600

Attendees

REGISTRATION

All Registrations include continental breakfast, lunch as well as access to all workshops and career expo.

SPONSORS & PARTNERS

Opportunities

Please review our menu of opportunities to support the Latino Tech Summit.

Hosts

Sponsors

Partners