2020 2nd Annual Tech Law Summit Highlights

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2020 2nd Annual Tech Law Summit


Join us!


Howard University School of Law

Law Library 

2929 Van Ness Street, NW

Washington, DC 20008

February 27, 2020

8am - 7:30pm

Why Participate?


Microsoft in partnership with Perkins Coie LLP and other law firms are sponsoring the 2nd Annual Tech Law Summit hosted by the Howard University School of Law on February 27th. One of the goals of this conference is to educate minority legal professionals on the issues and opportunities in the tech industry in an effort to help infuse the legal workforce with a diverse pipeline to ensure fair, transparent and accountable development of AI as a service and other new technologies that empower everyone. Please join us as we discuss Artificial Intelligence, Microsoft’s Open Data Initiative, Work Tools of the Future, Blockchain, Cryptocurrency, Cybersecurity, Tech in Sports and Entertainment, and other pertinent topics.

This Summit will provide attendees with opportunities to engage in meaningful networking with prospective and current law students, legal practitioners, judges and employers. You do not want to miss out on this unique opportunity to engage, connect and be inspired! 

Event Agenda

8:00am - 8:15am


Microsoft/HUSL Partnership Introduction 

Presenters: Dean Reggie McGahee and Daphne Forbes


8:15am - 8:30am

Sponsorship Acknowledgment 

Introduction to Microsoft Career Paths

AI Building Blocks Defined

Presenter: Charlie Bingham 


8:35am - 9:35am

AI 101

Moderator: LaDale George

Presenters:  Shannon McNeal, Alonzo Barber, Amy Lauren, and Jonathan Beckham


9:35am - 9:40am

Break - Technology Exhibits (Device Bar and Xbox Gaming)


9:45am - 10:45am

Data Security and Privacy 

Moderator: Njeri Mutura

Presenters: Dominique Shelton Leipzig, Lorraine Campos, Sulina Gabale  and Joanne Charles 


10:50am - 11:50am

Microsoft Open Data Initiative

Moderator: Lawrence Jarvis

Presenters: Cassandra Swain, Qudus Olaniran and Jian Ma


12:00pm -12:30pm

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Microsoft Technology Suite in Damon Keith Moot Court Room and Microsoft Device Lab

Presenters: Genhi Bailey, Charlie Bingham, Daphne Forbes, Dean Danielle Holley-Walker, Fred Humphries, Lateef Mtima and Neal Suggs 


12:35pm -1:35pm

Keynote Luncheon (Sponsored by Womble Dickinson)

Sponsor Recognition: Sonny Haynes 

Keynote Introduction: Charlie Bingham

Keynote Speaker: Fred Humphries 


1:40pm - 2:40pm

Tech in Sports & Entertainment

Moderator: Mason Ashe

Panelists: Eva Pulliam, Bernie Watkins, Melanie Scott-Bennett, and Jessy Bull


2:45pm - 3:45pm

ABCs of Data Today: Analytics, Blockchain, Cryptocurrency, and Cybersecurity

Moderator: Tiffany Smith

Presenters: Tonya Evans, T’Shae Sherman, Veronica Jackson, and Parag Patel 


3:50pm - 4:15pm

Special Guest: Harry Wingo 


4:20pm - 4:50pm

LinkedIn: How to Rock Your Profile!

Presenter: Ousman Jobe


4:50pm – 6:00pm

Award Presentation 

Acknowledgement of Sponsors  & Volunteers

Microsoft Opportunities

Closing Remarks

Presenters: Charlie Bingham & Lateef Mtima 


6:00pm - 7:30pm

Networking Reception (Sponsored by Davis Wright  Tremaine) Introduction: Neal Fisher

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