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BDPA Cincinnati chapter leaders Clarence Larcarte and Wayne Hicks met in December 2011 with ConnXus founder/CEO Rod Robinson to discuss possible corporate partnership. This is the PowerPoint deck ...

BDPA Cincinnati chapter leaders Clarence Larcarte and Wayne Hicks met in December 2011 with ConnXus founder/CEO Rod Robinson to discuss possible corporate partnership. This is the PowerPoint deck used during the discussion.

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    Corporate Sales Presentation: BDPA & ConnXus Corporate Sales Presentation: BDPA & ConnXus Presentation Transcript

    • BDPA & ConnXus Information Technology Thought LeadersAdvancing Careers from the Classroom to the Boardroom December 5, 2011
    • BDPA Cincinnati (3rd largest BDPA chapter in the nation!)BDPA seeks to advance the careers of African Americans in the IT industry from the classroom to the boardroom. We hope to create a relationship with ConnXus. 2
    • About BDPA Black Data Processing Associates (BDPA) is a non- profit organization of professionals working in or having an interest in the Information Technological fields. BDPA is a diverse representation of information technology professionals. Membership consist of programmers, analysts, engineers, managers, chief executive officers, vice presidents, instructors and entrepreneurs, to name a few. Advancing Careers from the Classroom to the Boardroom 3
    • Vision and Mission Our Vision  Is to be a powerful advocate for our stakeholders interests within the Information Technology industry. Our Mission  BDPA Cincinnati Chapter is a member-focused organization that exists to provide professional development programs and services and community outreach to position its members at the forefront of the Information Technology industry. Stakeholders = members, sponsors, IT entrepreneurs, Black community, educational institutions Advancing Careers from the Classroom to the Boardroom 4
    • BDPA Cincinnati Chapter History Local Chapter Chartered in December 1989  Founders: Gina Billings, Charles Cooper, Everett Gregory, Neal Johnson and Brenda Johnson Chapter Honors  ‘BDPA Chapter of the Year’ (2001-2002, 2004, 2006)  National BDPA Presidents: Wayne Hicks, Gina Billings Past Connections to CincyTech  Wayne Hicks on the original regional task force (J. Holyfield regime); Gina Billings on advisory board  Robert Scott – BDPA corporate advisory chairman  Bill Cunningham – ‘Best class in LC history’! Advancing Careers from the Classroom to the Boardroom 5
    • The BDPA Education Life Cycle Program Corporate Advisory Council IT Senior Management Forum Professional Development Summer Internship Program (College) Youth Technology Seminar Series Computer Camp & HS Computer Competition Adopt-a-School Adopt-a-Class Advancing Careers from the Classroom to the Boardroom
    • BDPA Membership Benefits (Students: $25/year or Professionals: $100/year)1. Program Meetings  3rd Thursdays; hosted by Procter & Gamble2. Career Center - recruit diverse IT talent3. Networking – uniting Black IT professionals in Cincinnati USA4. IT Professional Development5. Student Programs  High School Computer Camp (24 students) @ CinState  High School Computer Competition (5 students) and IT Showcase (4 students) -- Regional @ CinState; National @ Baltimore MD on Aug 1-4, 2012  TECHie Club (20 elementary school students) w/ Taft STEM Elementary School Advancing Careers from the Classroom to the Boardroom 7
    • Where We Can Help ConnXus1. Recruit Diverse IT Talent in Cincinnati  Informing Black technology entrepreneurs in the Midwest region and around the nation about ConnXus2. Retain Diverse IT Talent in Cincinnati  Inform our chapter members, college students and corporate sponsors about the work being done by ConnXus  Share message of entrepreneurism w/ Black IT professionals3. Community Outreach (‘good corporate citizen’)  Greater connection for ConnXus to the Black community  Share message of entrepreneurism w/ students (K-12 & college)  Favorable marketing and publicity opportunities to promote STEM education & commercialization in Cincinnati; end digital divide Advancing Careers from the Classroom to the Boardroom 8
    • Where We Need ConnXus1. Sponsor ‘Black Family Technology Awareness Week’ - 1-day event; donate laptops for families; workshops; tech expo2. Support BDPA’s Student Programs  TECHie Club – 1 hour per week volunteer to work with 3rd-5th grade students on programming, web development and such  Provide summer internships (paid or unpaid) for our STEM- trained high school or college students3. Sponsor HSCC & IT Showcase Students (9)  Brandon Berry Memorial Scholarship  Participation at 2012 national HSCC championship in Baltimore4. Sponsor Midwest Regional HSCC & IT Showcase  June 2012, Cincinnati State5. Sponsor monthly program meeting – speakers, refreshments, business plan competition Advancing Careers from the Classroom to the Boardroom 9
    • BDPA Cincinnati Supporters1. Brown Mackie College2. Christ Church Cathedral3. Cincinnati Bell Wireless4. Cincinnati State Technical and Community College5. Computer Sciences Corporation6. Global Novations7. HP8. Procter & Gamble We hope to add ConnXus to this list! Advancing Careers from the Classroom to the Boardroom 10
    • Questions Clarence Larcarte / Wayne Hicks Phone: (513) 956-0636 Twitter: @BDPACincinnati Blog: http://betf.blogspot.com Website: http://www.bdpa-cincy.org 11