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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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Kwame Sarpong

Best Buy
IT Product Director
Kwame has been at Best Buy since 2012. He leads technology delivery supporting the Mobile Business Unit with a unique value proposition of being able to serve Best Buy customer needs for mobile services irrespective of wireless carrier. He also manages other platforms critical for a smooth sales associate and customer interactions at the speed of retail. 
 
Kwame comes from rich background in technology and a track record of building teams that can enable complex business processes leveraging the right mix to technology and collaboration with stakeholders.
 
He has spent the last 20 years in Software Engineering with a major focus on Retail and the Telecom industry vertical in management consulting. He worked for companies such as Vodafone Group, Amdocs Consulting, Capgemini, Ernst & Young and Nortel Networks. While with these companies, he led technology transformation programs on complex systems in the wireless network, Billing, ERP CRM, as well as other business support systems for fortune 100 companies.
 
Kwame holds dual degrees in Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering from Morehouse College and Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia.