Thursday, September 12

8:45 am - 9:25 am

Angel Montesdeoca, Chairman of IBM’s Generation Next, will share insights on how organizations can create a cycle of empowerment for diverse communities by educating, recruiting, developing, and promoting diverse talent. By creating a cycle of empowerment, organizations will not only create more diverse workforces but also diverse products for an increasingly diverse world of clients. Angel will share how his cohort of millennial and diverse talent leverages the latest methodologies (design thinking) and tools (social media, github, etc.) to develop empathy at scale. By empowering the current generation of diverse talent to pave the path for the next generation of top talent, organizations can create the bridge for a more diverse future.

You will learn:

  • How AI is transforming how businesses are infusing diversity and inclusion into their culture
  • How organizations and companies can train their workers to leverage AI tools (i.e. visual recognition, virtual agents, insight engines, etc.) to recruit, develop and promote a strong community of diverse talent
  • A roadmap template of how organizations can test this model and then scale it

Angel Montesdeoca

Watson AI Chairman, Generation Next
IBM Watson

About Angel Montesdeoca

Angel is a Lead Product Manager for IBM’s Artificial Intelligence division, Watson AI and Chairman of IBM’s Generation Next. 

Previously, Angel was the CEO & Founder of Leaders Working, an EdTech company acquired by Bloomberg. Angel has also worked in venture capital, investing and scaling SaaS and NextGen commerce companies before heading west to build and take to market products at Facebook and Google. 

Angel graduated from Columbia University summa cum laude with a degree in History and Mathematics.