Corporate Sponsorhip Presentation: Luxottica Retail


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BDPA Cincinnati chapter met with Luxottica Retail in Aug 2012 to discuss corporate sponsorship. This was the deck used during that discussion.

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Corporate Sponsorhip Presentation: Luxottica Retail

  1. 1. BDPA & Luxottica Retail Information Technology Thought LeadersAdvancing Careers from the Classroom to the Boardroom August 15, 2012
  2. 2. BDPA Cincinnati (6th 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 Luxottica Retail. 2
  3. 3. 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
  4. 4. 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
  5. 5. 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 Luxottica Retail  Ernest Gause – BDPA board of directors (2011-present)  Leonard Rivers – past BDPA Columbus chapter president  Sponsor in 2012 (in-kind gifts to program meeting speakers) Advancing Careers from the Classroom to the Boardroom 5
  6. 6. 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
  7. 7. 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 @ Washington DC on Aug 14-17, 2012  TECHie Club (40 elementary school students) w/ Taft STEM Elementary School Advancing Careers from the Classroom to the Boardroom 7
  8. 8. How Can BDPA Help Luxottica Retail?1. Recruit Diverse IT Talent in Cincinnati  Informing Black technology students and professionals in the Midwest region and around the nation about Luxottica Retail2. Retain Diverse IT Talent in Cincinnati  Share message of professional development w/ Black IT professionals who are current Luxottica Retail employees3. Community Outreach (‘good corporate citizen’)  Greater connection for Luxottica Retail to the Black community  Favorable marketing and publicity opportunities to promote STEM education & commercialization in Cincinnati; end digital divide4. Market Share  Encourage BDPA members and sponsors to purchase products from Luxottica Retail Advancing Careers from the Classroom to the Boardroom 8
  9. 9. What We Need From Luxottica Retail1. 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 2013 national HSCC championship in Wash DC4. Sponsor Midwest Regional HSCC & IT Showcase  June 2013, Cincinnati State5. Sponsor monthly program meeting – speakers, refreshments, financial literacy handouts Advancing Careers from the Classroom to the Boardroom 9
  10. 10. 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 Luxottica Retail to this list! Advancing Careers from the Classroom to the Boardroom 10
  11. 11. Questions Clarence Larcarte / Wayne Hicks Phone: (513) 956-0636 Twitter: @BDPACincinnati Blog: Website: 11