High-Tech Sunday
High-Tech Sunday - Ep. 8: Dr. Donna Bell

High-Tech Sunday - Ep. 8: Dr. Donna Bell

August 30, 2020

On today’s episode of High-Tech Sunday, Dr. Mark Vaughn and Lango Deen sit down with the 2018 Women of Color Technologist of the Year, Dr. Donna Bell, for a conversation on Industry 4.0: Technology & Career Development.

 

Dr. Bell is Global Director, Technology and Features Strategy and Planning at Ford Motor Company. Collaborating with key stakeholders, Dr. Bell establishes and communicates customer driven strategies that increase corporate growth in areas such as connectivity, artificial intelligence (AI), driver assist technology (DAT), and robotics.

Dr. Bell’s proven delivery and technical excellence led to her receiving multiple patents and delivering many revenue generating 1st to Ford technologies including the award-winning Sync infotainment system, the fuel saving stop-start technology, and the first-to-industry MyEnergi Lifestyle project, in conjunction with Georgia Tech, projected a 60% energy cost savings and CO2 improvements of over 8,000 kg by incorporating key energy efficient solutions into an average U.S. home.

Donna’s involvement in the community is extensive and involves creating programs that educate and develop students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). She has held multiple leadership positions in professional organizations including National Society of Black Engineers, Society of Women Engineers, and Ford’s first employee resource group, FAAN (Ford African Ancestry Network).

 

Career Communications Group’s High-Tech Sunday looks at professional development in technology through the lens of spiritual philosophies. In a time when digital information is critical more than ever,  this weekly program is produced by and for CCG’s community of alumni and professionals in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields, thought leaders, and aspiring students, to bring a concentrated discussion around technological advancements and achievements based on universal moral principles. The one-hour podcasts will be streamed every Sunday. The podcasts can be accessed through the BEYA Facebook pageWomen of Color Facebook page, and CCG YouTube page ​in addition to Apple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsPodbean, and Spotify.

High-Tech Sunday - Ep. 7: Kendall Norris

High-Tech Sunday - Ep. 7: Kendall Norris

August 16, 2020

On today’s episode of High-Tech Sunday, Dr. Mark Vaughn and Lango Deen sit down with Kendall Norris for a conversation on Education and Wellness: Emotional, Mental, Physical and Spiritual.

 

Norris in the Co-founder of the Global Leadership Forum (GLF), an organization focused on connecting the world's leading STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, mathematics) organizations who are engaging, educating, empowering and transforming underserved communities, and building tomorrow's workforce. He is passionate about connecting individuals and organizations so they can work more collaboratively to achieve maximum results in creating opportunities for underserved communities. He also partners with cross sector leaders to advocate for policies that facilitate opportunities for all.

Kendall's passions are people and education. He is a member of the Board of Trustees at Fisk University. He is a Board Member of the College of Computing and Technology at Lipscomb University and the Jacki Joyner-Kersee Foundation. He serves as the STEM chair for the ScoutsBSA St. Louis region council and sits on the executive committee. He is a former board member of the Information Technology Senior Management Forum (ITSMF), and President of the Middle TN chapter of BDPA.

 

Career Communications Group’s High-Tech Sunday looks at professional development in technology through the lens of spiritual philosophies. In a time when digital information is critical more than ever,  this weekly program is produced by and for CCG’s community of alumni and professionals in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields, thought leaders, and aspiring students, to bring a concentrated discussion around technological advancements and achievements based on universal moral principles. The one-hour podcasts will be streamed every Sunday. The podcasts can be accessed through the BEYA Facebook pageWomen of Color Facebook page, and CCG YouTube page ​in addition to Apple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsPodbean, and Spotify.

High-Tech Sunday - Ep. 6: Rev. Dr. Gwendolyn Boyd

High-Tech Sunday - Ep. 6: Rev. Dr. Gwendolyn Boyd

August 9, 2020

On today’s episode of High-Tech Sunday, Dr. Mark Vaughn and Lango Deen sit down with Rev. Dr. Gwen Boyd for a conversation on The Digital Divide: The Impact of Access to Technology on the Education of Minorities.

 

Rev Dr. Boyd is an engineer and is described as a dynamic and relevant leader, a prolific motivational speaker, a powerful preacher and a prominent advocate for STEM education. Boyd’s professional career of more than three decades at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory was highlighted by exemplary leadership and dedicated service as part of engineering teams. 

 

Rev Dr. Boyd is a lifelong STEM advocate and community servant. in January 2014, President Obama appointed Boyd and 14 other individuals to serve on the President’s Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for African Americans.

 

For her many and varied contributions to the community, Rev. Dr. Boyd has received numerous honors, awards, citations, commendations and tributes. These include “Keys to the City” from 38 cities and a declaration of Gwendolyn E. Boyd Day in eighteen cities, just to name a few.

 

 

Career Communications Group’s High-Tech Sunday looks at professional development in technology through the lens of spiritual philosophies. In a time when digital information is critical more than ever,  this weekly program is produced by and for CCG’s community of alumni and professionals in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields, thought leaders, and aspiring students, to bring a concentrated discussion around technological advancements and achievements based on universal moral principles. The one-hour podcasts will be streamed every Sunday. The podcasts can be accessed through the BEYA Facebook pageWomen of Color Facebook page, and CCG YouTube page ​in addition to Apple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsPodbean, and Spotify.

High-Tech Sunday - Ep. 5: Toni Robinson

High-Tech Sunday - Ep. 5: Toni Robinson

August 2, 2020

On today’s episode of High-Tech Sunday, Lango Deen and Dr. Mark Vaughn sit down with Toni Robinson for a conversation on the power of recognition.

 

Emmy-nominated producer, Toni Robinson began her career over 30 years ago at Baltimore, Maryland’s ABC-TV affiliate as Associate Producer for People Are Talking. Toni jumped from local to the “Hollywood Standard” in broadcast production when King World Entertainment hired her as segment producer for the syndicated Tim & Daphne Reid Show. As an independent producer, Toni has booked, interviewed, written, and produced talk shows, live events, and syndicated PBS cable shows featuring Fortune 100 CEOs, military leaders and astronauts, celebrities. Her expertise has brought national recognition to Career Communications Group, Inc. for over 20 years, co-producing award-winning syndicated television featuring STEM leaders who inspire young people of color. She has produced countless events from Women of Color in STEM and Black Engineer of the Year Awards to Hispanic Engineer of the Year programming.

 

Career Communications Group’s High-Tech Sunday looks at professional development in technology through the lens of spiritual philosophies. In a time when digital information is critical more than ever,  this weekly program is produced by and for CCG’s community of alumni and professionals in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields, thought leaders, and aspiring students, to bring a concentrated discussion around technological advancements and achievements based on universal moral principles. The one-hour podcasts will be streamed every Sunday. The podcasts can be accessed through the BEYA Facebook page, Women of Color Facebook page, and CCG YouTube page ​in addition to Apple Podcasts, Google PodcastsPodbean, and Spotify.

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