Held in Partnership with Change Catalyst, Second Annual Event Will
Focus on Improving Diversity & Inclusion in Technology, Media and
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Viacom and Change Catalyst today announced that Viacom will host the
2017 Tech Inclusion New York Conference on August 10th at
Viacom's Times Square headquarters. The second annual event will explore
innovative ways of improving and expanding diversity and inclusion in
the technology, media and entertainment sectors.
This Smart News Release features multimedia. View the full release here:
Kodi Foster, Senior Vice President, Data Strategy, Viacom said, "We're
proud to be part of this important event with Change Catalyst to
showcase the many opportunities that are created by fostering an
inclusive and dynamic workplace. At Viacom, our business is strengthened
by the individual perspectives and experiences of our employees, and
we've made it a priority to be an employer of choice for a talented,
diverse workforce that reflects the audiences we serve around the globe."
"My first career was in entertainment and media, and then I fell in love
with the tech industry. These two industries are increasingly
intertwined in defining our culture, our economy and our future," said
Melinda Briana Epler, Founder & CEO of Change Catalyst. "We are
incredibly excited to partner with Viacom to shine the spotlight on
inclusive innovation across technology, media and entertainment."
Tech Inclusion New York focuses on promoting access and opportunity for
media and technology professionals. The conference will feature keynotes
and panel discussions to highlight the importance of driving workplace
inclusion and diversity across the technology, media and entertainment
spheres, and to promote these practices in new and creative ways. The
roster of speakers includes Niels Schuurmans, Chief Marketing Officer,
Paramount Network, TV Land and CMT; Bryson Gordon, Executive Vice
President, Advanced Advertising, Viacom; and Jennifer Brown, the author
of "Inclusion: Diversity, The New Workplace & The Will to Change," among
The event will incorporate a networking happy hour for attendees, and
follows a full day career fair for underrepresented tech candidates
hosted by Change Catalyst at the West SoHo campus of Galvanize, a school
for engineers, entrepreneurs and data scientists.
Change Catalyst hosts additional Tech Inclusion events, conferences,
startup showcases, career fairs and forums across the world to improve
diversity and inclusion throughout the technology ecosystem.
In addition to Viacom, the 2017 Tech Inclusion New York Conference is
sponsored by Accenture, Galvanize, Squarespace, Twitter, Yelp and
PayPal. Full details about the event, a complete list of speakers, and
registration information are available here: https://ny17.techinclusion.co/.
Viacom is home to premier global media brands that create compelling
television programs, motion pictures, short-form content, apps, games,
consumer products, social media experiences, and other entertainment
content for audiences in more than 180 countries. Viacom's media
networks, including Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, MTV, VH1, Spike, BET,
CMT, TV Land, Nick at Nite, Nick Jr., Logo, Nicktoons, TeenNick, Channel
5 (UK), Telefe (Argentina) and Paramount Channel, reach over 3.9 billion
cumulative television subscribers worldwide. Paramount Pictures is a
major global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment. Paramount
Television develops, finances and produces programming for television
and other platforms.
For more information about Viacom and its businesses, visit www.viacom.com.
Keep up with Viacom news by following Viacom's blog at blog.viacom.com
and Twitter feed at www.twitter.com/viacom.
About Change Catalyst
Change Catalyst empowers diverse, inclusive and sustainable tech
innovation - through education, mentorship and funding. Our Tech
Inclusion programs explore and develop innovative solutions to tech
diversity and inclusion. We partner with the tech community to solve
diversity and inclusion together through conferences, career fairs,
strategic consulting and training. Our work spans the full tech
ecosystem, including: Education, Workplace, Entrepreneurship and Policy.
# # #
View source version on businesswire.com: http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20170808005247/en/
Alex Rindler, 212-846-4337
Bronwen Clune, 415-802-6450
News Provided by Acquire Media