This year’s theme is “Advancing Humanity.”

We are harnessing the power of collective imagination to pre-forecast and shape a very different Future for All People.

The world that was uncovered by COVID, a world of profound inequities and imbalances is unacceptable and part of the solution is to have Technology harness the mass, collective creative imagination of us all to create a world where we are committed to ”Advancing Humanity.”

On the 16th of October, we are going to come together, online to interact with a number of the leading thinkers/doers who are attempting to usher in a world where Equity, Fairness and Technological Advancement becomes the next normal.
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Date & Time
October 16, 2020
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Internet Infrastructure
  • Digital Literacy
  • Telecommunication Consultants
  • Community Tech Hub Developers
  • Advanced Technology Research
All times are Eastern Standard Time USA
(subject to change)
8:30 - 8:35 AM
Waiting Room Opens
8:40 - 8:45 AM
Welcome / Summit Purpose
Clayton Banks, Silicon Harlem
8:45 - 8:55 AM
Changing the World of Technology
Dr. Vint Cerf saw a world where connected computing and communications would be a boon to mankind. Now that he’s seen his vision come to fruition, please join us as this visionary shares his thoughts about what’s next.
Vint Cerf, "Father of the Internet"
8:56 - 8:58 AM
Special Remarks from T-Mobile
Michelle Persaud, Chief Policy Counsel, Federal & External Affairs, T-Mobile
9:05 - 9:25 AM
A Message from the FCC
What’s the future of communications and how will it impact health, wealth, education, and social justice for all? In what ways will the Next Normal, driven by technology and innovation, advance humanity?
Jessica Rosenworcel, FCC Commissioner
9:30 - 9:55 AM
How Electeds Envision a Unified Community
Mostly unsung, these tireless public officials strive on our behalf to ensure equality and opportunity. Their goal: Universal Digital Inclusion for All.
Adriano Espaillat, US House Representative

Inez Dickens, New York State Assembly Member

Ben Kallos, New York City Council Member

Al Taylor, New York State Assembly Member

Lloyd Williams, Chairman of GHCC

Bruce Lincoln, Silicon Harlem
10:00 - 10:25 AM


The Future of International Business
Global corporate reach impelled by humanism and charity. Please listen closely to how business will work to solve some of the world’s most pressing problems.
Tobias Maier, CFO Middle East & Africa, DHL Global Forwarding

Samira Khan, Global Impact Engagement,

Alisa Gus, CEO, WishKnish
10:30 - 11:00 AM

Advancing Humanity
Leaders who work from Science and Evidentiary Data are Shaping our Lives for the Better, please join us as they share their vision for the “Next Normal”.
Prince Constantijn van Oranje of the Netherlands

Merlin Hay, Lord Erroll, House of Lords, UK

Clayton Banks, Silicon Harlem
11:05 - 11:45 AM
The Next Normal and Social Good
Our panelists are at the cutting edge of advancing science and technology through public policy and research. Please join us as we learn how from these next gen humanitarians.
John Paul Farmer, CTO, New York City

Lt. Col. Jennifer “JJ” Snow, CTO, United States Airforce

Otaviano Canuto, Senior Fellow, The Brookings Institution

Rhonda Binda, Venture Smarter
11:50 - 12:15 PM

The Future of Mobility
Mobility is at the heart of our lives in ways both obvious and unseen. Peter Norton and Naomi Mwaura are devoted to ensuring that mobility is a tool for equity and not a means of structural segregation. Please join us as they share visions of a connected society through equitable transportation policy and design.
Peter D. Norton, University of Virginia

Naomi Mwaura, Founder, Flone Initiative
12:20 - 1:00 PM
Demystifying Advanced Technology
Technology for Humanity is the ultimate goal of these practitioners. Please join us as we learn about the myriad ways in which technology can both negatively and positively affect our lives and what they are doing to ensure fairness in the future.
Dr. Bryan Carter, University of Arizona

Mutale Nkonde, CEO,  AI For the People

Shanna Crumley, NYC Mayor’s Office of CTO

Claire Yang, Silicon Harlem
1:05 - 1:25 PM
The Future of Justice and Equality for all
Best known for being the General Counsel for Mayor DeBlasio, the Hon. Maya Wiley has distinguished herself as an advocate for digital inclusion and a rights-based future where everyone takes part and benefits from the digital economy. You don’t want to miss her thoughts and dreams for a world where we all prevail.
Maya Wiley, NYC Mayoral Candidate

1:30 - 2:10 PM
The Future of Education
Beyond remote learning: What does education hold for us when it is continuous and personalized? Our speakers will share with us their work to provide universal digital education to all.
Suman Sabastin, NYU Tandon School of Engineering

Donald M. Ruff Jr., Eagle Academy Foundation

Jose Ortiz, Jr., CEO, NYCETC

Marc Boutet, CEO, De Marque

Jerelyn Rodriguez, The Knowledge House

2:15 - 2:55 PM

The Future of Creativity
One assertion is that the future of work will revolve around everyone being able to pursue their inner artist as AI and Machine learning free us up to be more creative. Let’s hear from our experts and see what they see in our near future.
Dr. Jenn Welter, Jen Welter LLC (I love my brand of crazy)

Dr. Stephon Alexander, Simons Foundation

Sarah Feingold, Co-Founder, The Fourth Floor

Brittney Hardin, Currency Shift

3:00 – 3:40 PM
The Future of Advocacy and Engagement
The next normal will be a world where we all can take advantage of new opportunities. Let’s tune into our speakers who have been toiling in this regard for the better part of the Internet Age and see what they foresee and what they are making happen.
Craig Newmark, Craig Newmark Philanthropies, CraigsList

Wendy Gonzalez, Product Marketing Manager, Google

Carlos M. Gutierrez, CMO, EmPath

Agnes Leina, Founder, I’llaramatak Community Concerns (ICC)

Danielle Nicholson, Silicon Harlem
3:45 - 4:25 PM
The Future of Healthcare
Universal Healthcare targeted to the individual is on the horizon. Let’s hear from our speakers to learn just how close it is to being reality and how we position ourselves to gain the benefits
Dr. Gary Butts, Mount Sinai

Bei Ma, CEO, Pinea Group LLC

Dr. Jorge Ortiz, Rutgers

Dr. Idit Harel, Gazelle Advisory LLC
4:30 - 4:55 PM

Advancement, Equity, Innovation, Opportunity, and Unification
Advancing Humanity is more than an idea, it is an achievable vision in our immediate future. Our closing panel will outline the practicable steps they see being required for us to achieve our shared global humanity. Our concluding panel will demonstrate that we are at a new beginning.
Larry Irving, President & CEO, the Irving Group

Gale Brewer, Manhattan Borough President

Bruce Lincoln, Silicon Harlem

Clayton Banks, Silicon Harlem
5:00-5:25 PM
Town Hall Q&A
5:30 PM
The End
Get to know the leading minds and thinkers of Silicon Harlem Virtual Summit
University of Arizona
CEO, Pinea Group LLC
NYC Mayoral Candidate
Craig Newmark Philanthropies, CraigsList
CEO, AI For the People
Jen Welter LLC
(I love my brand of crazy)
New York State
Assembly Member
"Father of the Internet"
cto, United States Airforce
CMO, EmPath
Product Manager, google
Simons Foundation
NYU Tandon School of Engineering  
CFO Middle East & Africa, DHL Global forwarding
Eagle Academy Foundation
FCC Commissioner
Lord Erroll, House of Lords, UK
NYC Mayor’s Office of CTO
President & CEO,
the Irving Group
Manhattan Borough President
Mount Sinai 
CEO, WishKnish
Silicon Harlem
CTO, New York City
Currency Shift
Co-Founder, The Fourth Floor  
University of Virginia
US House Representative
Co-founder & ceo, The Knowledge House
Global Impact Engagement,
Chairman of the GHCC
Venture Smarter
Co-Founder & cTo,
silicon harlem
founder, Flone Initiative
Senior Fellow,
The Brookings Institution
Chief Policy Counsel, Federal and External Affairs, T-MOBILE 
Silicon harlem
silicon harlem

Join us on October 16
We look forward to having you!

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