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Black Tech Fest

Black Tech Fest

By Black Tech Fest
Black Tech Fest is a movement that celebrates Black culture, showcases innovation and creates pathways for underrepresented talent.

New episodes every Wednesday morning!

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A conversation with Stripe & Lingua54
Hear from Kola Lamikanra discuss his launch and journey of founding Lingua54, a site that promotes the learning of African languages. In conversation with Folley Ogundele, Stripe Head of Fintech Sales, they talk about what it's like being a black founder, raising money and being resilient.
November 12, 2021
Making money moves: In conversation with Freetrade
Listen to Dan Lane, Senior Investment Analyst talk all things investments, ISAs and crypto. He provides valuable tips to help you make your money work for you! To read more of Dan's work visit and if you would like to join Freetrade, use this link
October 14, 2021
Life at Bloom and Wild
New joiners Mario and Simi share their experiences of navigating a career change into Technology, why they chose Bloom & Wild for their next role, and what companies should consider when trying to attract and retain black talent.  Bloom & Wild are sponsors of this year's Black Tech Fest, register at
October 14, 2021
“Travel: From Lifestyle to Enterprise” A conversation with Travel Designers from Reco
Hear from our travel designers discuss all things travel curation! Hear more from Tripadvisor at Black Tech Fest, register at
October 13, 2021
Muna Ebongalame Chats Rugby,, Technology & Imposter Syndrome
Muna is an experienced IT Services Professional with a proven track record of successfully designing, winning and delivering services for a plethora of clients using Listen to him speak about his career on Rugby,, Technology & Imposter Syndrome Hear more from Muna at Black Tech Fest, register at
October 13, 2021
In conversation with Farfetch's Chief Data Officer, Kshitij Kumar
Joining us today is Farfetch's Chief Data Officer, Kshitij Kumar. Discussing his personal journey to Farfetch and leading the team responsible for the worldwide online luxury fashion retail platform data. 
June 30, 2021
Black Data matters: Algorithmic bias in action
Join CEO & Founder of Mind Senses Global Djamila Amimer, Rare Recruitment Naomi Kellman, Shakir Mohamed a Deepmind Research Scientist, Katrina Ffrench former CEO of StopWatch As they discuss how algorithmic bias have real-life implications for minorities. The topic is discussed through the lens of research, the covid a-level algorithmic scandal and the use of tech in policing. 
June 23, 2021
Behind the scenes at TikTok
Hear Ola Pelovangu - Brand Partnerships EU + TikTok Creator, Chris  Crichlow a LIVE Operations Manager, Filis Mohamed - Ads Operations EU and Anne Olayinka - Talent Partner discussing what goes on behind the scenes of one of the largest startups in the world! 
June 16, 2021
Being a Black Entrepreneur: The Journey, The Challenges, The Future
Remus Brett- General Partner, LocalGlobe in conversation with two founders. Tom Adeyoola a serial entrepreneur and Rich Serunjogi CEO of Business Score.  Exploring their start-ups, the highs and lows and the future! 
June 09, 2021
In conversation with Patricia Lamour MBE
Joining us today to discuss the educational attainment gap is Patricia Lamour MBE. Patricia is an International Education Consultant and Managing Director of Aspire Education Group. She is passionate about the transformation and success of all young people in education. Ashleigh and Patricia discuss factors that affect educational outcomes. Touching on the role of government, parents, teachers and school governors. As well as how COVID put a spotlight on the digital divide.  New episodes every Wednesday morning!
June 02, 2021
Navigating Culture in a Crisis
The role of the Chief Diversity Officer has become a critical role during the pandemic of systemic racism and a renewed call for justice and equality. Following company statements and CEO commitments. This panel features leaders Mandy Bynum McLaughlin, Christina Shareef- Head of Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging, Reddit, Tiffany Stevenson - Box and Kiessé Lamour - Head of Industry, Pinterest. Who are at the helm of diversity and inclusion to do a diagnostic of what the industry has achieved in 2020 and what it needs to do in the future.  New episodes every Wednesday morning!
May 26, 2021
Building a Better Ecosystem for Investment
Join Paula Groves- Impact X, Sam Gyimah- Former Minister of State for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation, Lisa Shu- Joint Venture Partner, LocalGlobe and Saul Klein - LocalGlobe.  As they discuss the challenges of building a better investment ecosystem, and what progress needs to be made to make it inclusive and representative. New episodes every Wednesday morning!
May 26, 2021
Just Eat STEM Panel
Just Eat employees tell us what it is like to work at the infamous food order and delivery service company. Find out what it is like to be a Product Owner, Product Manager, Data Engineer, Senior Delivery Manager and Data Scientist at Just Eat Takeaway. Moderated by Colorintech Cofounder, Ashleigh Ainsley New episodes every Wednesday morning!
May 26, 2021
A Conversation with Ortis Deley: Tech, Gadgets, and Culture
Ortis Deley, Presenter of Channel 5’s The Gadget Show, DJ Host and actor explores his love of tech, comic books and more in a fireside with Dion McKenzie, Colorintech’s co-founder & Chairman. Being on our TV screens for over 20 years, Ortis will give an insight into his transition from children’s TV to The Gadget Show and how culture has played a role in his career. New episodes every Wednesday morning!
May 26, 2021