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The Black Tech Achievement Awards is set-up to celebrate and acknowledge black role models and innovators within the tech sector and to help illuminate the pathways to greater black representation of the community within the industry. Despite a number of initiatives to increase diversity in the tech sector there is still a notable lack of representation. The BTA looks to provide a platform that champions black leaders within one of the most thriving industries.
The UK’s technology sector is growing almost three times faster than the rest of the economy and with tech firms creating an ever increasing number of highly-skilled and highly-paid jobs, opportunities are only set to increase. By championing black achievement within technology the BTA Awards aims to inspire and connect whilst helping to map out a more diverse, inclusive and therefore innovative landscape.
Nominations are now open for a total of ten categories. The BTA Awards highlights achievements from all those working within the tech sector, from rising stars to experienced innovators and progressive corporations. The closing date for nominations is September 1st 2019. Take a look at the award categories below.
David McQueen is a dynamic international speaker, facilitator and presentations coach. David has worked around the world for corporate, third sector and education, sharing his thoughts with audiences on personal development and effective presentation skills.
He has been the pitch coach for Sir Richard Branson’s VOOM Pitch competition for the last 5 Years and has been a television presenter for the UK’s Channel 4 and Virgin Media Pioneers Entrepreneur Channel. He’s worked with JP Morgan, Morgan Stanley, Barclaycard, Virgin Group, BP, Shell, Northern Trust, Getty Images, ASDA and Prezi to name a few.
A natural storyteller, he is passionate about showing others what good speaking and presentation looks like. He helps his clients to become better speakers and presenters, whether in leadership, sales, pitching for investment or, even, convincing your staff to stay motivated and driven.