The Inaugural Blacks in Technology Conference, instantly tagged as BITCON2018, is a 3-day interactive platform for professionals, entrepreneurs, influencers, subject matter experts, students, and thought leaders who share a common goal... increasing the visibility and representation of black men and women in the tech industry.  As we seek to further our mission of establishing a practice of world class excellence, BIT has crafted a stimulating and engaging program that intertwines and encompasses the Twin Cities educational, business, political and tech communities. Utilizing forums such as tech exhibits, career fairs, pitch competitions, networking parties, city innovation tours, lightning talks, and panel discussions, BIT invites you to redefine your career in tech…
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Saturday, October 13 • 11:00am - 11:50am
Turn Your Personal Brand From A Tech Employee To A Tech Influencer

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Do you get excited at the idea of becoming a thought leader, industry leader, influencer? Are you an expert in your field and wonder how you can turn that into a brand? What makes someone a tech influencer? You may follow technical experts on social media, see them speak at conferences, buy their books and watch their training and wonder how did they get there. Influencers are made, not born. There is a formula to launching yourself from a tech employee into a full out brand. And in our current times becoming a brand in tech can catapult your career to new levels.
In this session, 7-time Microsoft MVP and 5-time author Steve Buchanan will take you through his journey on how he went from internal IT guy to writing books, established blogger and speaker at tech conferences. You will also walk away with 5 strategies that you can use to build your tech brand.

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Steve Buchanan

Microsoft MVP, Director, & Midwest Containers Services Lead, Accenture/Avanade
Steve Buchanan is a Director, & Midwest Containers Services Lead on the Cloud Transformation/DevOps team with Avanade, the Microsoft arm of Accenture. He is an eight-time Microsoft MVP, and the author of six technical books. He has presented at tech events, including Midwest Management... Read More →

Saturday October 13, 2018 11:00am - 11:50am CDT
Best Buy HQ - Alaska 7601 Penn Avenue South Richfield, MN 55423