Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council

Opportunities for Diverse Entrepreneurs in Infrastructure, Mergers, and the Supply Chain

Description: A diverse supply chain provides greater returns on investment, access to a broader reservoir of innovation and ideas, and a closer connection with a company’s customer base. In today’s competitive environment, it is imperative that telecommunications companies incorporate a diverse group of suppliers into their business processes in order to gain and maintain a long-term competitive edge. During this panel, experts from the wireless and broadcast industries shared their insights on supplier diversity, assessed its real-world impact on business, and highlighted success stories and best practices.

Moderator: Ronald Johnson, Chairman and CEO, Solutions4Change LLC; Treasurer, MMTC Board of Directors

Remarks: David Honig, President Emeritus and Senior Advisor, MMTC

Tim House
, Executive Vice President, Wireless Infrastructure Association

Robert Paige, Senior Vice President for Mergers and Acquisitions, Vertical Bridge

Thomas Reed¸ Director, Office of Communications Business Opportunities, Federal Communications Commission

Steven C. Roberts, President and Founder, Roberts Broadcasting Company

James L. Winston, Executive Director and General Counsel, National Association of Black Owned Broadcasters

Thursday, July 14, 2016 View the photo gallery of the session here .