Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council

2017 BBSJ Summit Photo Galleries

  • 2017 BBSJ Summit Photos
2017 BBSJ - FCC Commissioners' Breakfast

Description: Federal Communications Commissioners discuss the outlook for the FCC in the Trump Administration, including their top priorities over the next 12 months, opportunities for small and minority-owned businesses to enter the communications industry, net neutrality, the Lifeline program, secondary market transactions, spectrum, drones, and agency transparency. Newly appointed FCC Chairman Ajit Pai delivers opening remarks.

You're Hired: Apprenticeships, Broadband, and 5G

Description: Leading broadband and telecom industry representatives, diverse suppliers, and academics discuss the wireless infrastructure upgrades that will take place between now and 2020 (when 5G is expected to become a reality), the related opportunities for apprenticeships and employment, and the government policies that make it happen. MMTC discusses its U.S. Department of Labor ApprenticeshipUSA contract, in partnership with the National Urban League and Wireless Infrastructure Association, to train long-term unemployed people of color for jobs in the telecom industry.

Former FCC Chairs’ Roundtable: Social Justice and the FCC

Description: Former FCC Chairs discuss minority ownership, EEO enforcement, minority procurement, platform neutrality, and other issues impacting MWBEs and consumers of color under the Trump Administration. They offer advice to the incoming chair and administration about how to navigate the process, build consensus and support, and what they might do differently if they had a second chance at the chair.

High Tech Policy and Awards Luncheon

Description: MMTC President and CEO Kim Keenan delivers MMTC's Annual State of Broadband and Social Justice Address; Congresswoman Yvette Clarke delivers remarks; and National Urban League President and CEO Marc Morial delivers a keynote address. MMTC confers its Everett C. Parker Lifetime Achievement Award – its highest honor – and the Champion of Digital Equality and Extraordinary Service Awards.

Broadband and Social Justice Town Hall

Description: Panelists address the importance of diversity and inclusion in the workforce, government, and corporations and outline effective ways to reduce the digital, financial, and socio-economic disparities in our communities under the new administration.

 FinTech Empowerment Forum Panel 1 - FinTech Business Models that Promote Access to Opportunity

Description: FinTech stands at the intersection of financial services and technology, creating solutions for the unbanked, the undercapitalized, and middle class Americans. The FinTech Empowerment Forum seeks to amplify the latest developments in FinTech, highlight diverse FinTech leaders, and open a dialogue on how diverse FinTech companies are helping close America’s wealth gap.

FinTech Empowerment Forum Panel 2 - Diverse FinTech Founders Circle

Description: FinTech founders and leaders discuss the business strategies that empower consumers, including their use of technology to adapt new financial systems to new social realities, and the impact of this new technology on diverse and underserved communities.

Broadband and Social Justice and FinTech Empowerment Awards Reception

Description: MMTC confers its Excellence in Financial Services Award to multicultural frontrunners in FinTech empowerment. MMTC also confers its Extraordinary Service, Digital Media Pioneer for Social Justice, and Distinguished Pro Bono Service Awards upon distinguished leaders in the industry.