TED

Public Speaker, TED Conferences

February 2018

Speaker at TedXYouthAustin, on "How I learned to Look, Think and Zoom!".
http://www.tedxyouthaustin.com/program


XSXW

Public Speaker, XSXW

March 2018

@ZubyOnwuta of @thinkandzoom, & @EddyReyes , of @Mindsight_Tech, co-organizers of @hispanichackers took the stage at @sxsw 2018, to share "How to engage with the minority community".


US Congress

Disability Advocate, United States Congress

January 2006

Part of a team of visually impaired people, who visit Capitol Hill, Washington DC, annually, to lobby members of the US Congress, on policies affecting blind Americans.
I've travelled with members of the National Federation of the Blind, in 2006, 2017, and 2018.


United Nations

Speaker - Social Good Summit, United Nations

September 2015

Spoke on the Health Panel at the Social Good Summit, Nairobi, Kenya, Organized by the United Nations and Africa Insight Communications, Nairobi.


Johns Hopkins Medicine

Speaker, Johns Hopkins Medicine

February 2017

Speaking to doctors at Johns Hopkins medicine Whilmer Eye Institute on the ecosystem of visual impairment solutions by Think and Zoom, such as early detection, vision enhancement, reading enhancement, streamlined diagnosis.


Keck Medicine of USC

Guest Speaker, Keck Medicine of USC

November 2016

An honor to address USC Keck school of medicine & Roski Eye institute, led by Dr. Mark Humayun.


AIA Vision Show

AIA The Vision show

April 2018

Using EEG and Computer Vision to augment poor eye sight.
The Vision Show


Perkins school for the blind

Perkins School for blind

April 2018

Rapid prototyping of Blind assistive tech
Perkins School for blind


VOICE
Google

Panel Speaker, Google

Panel Speaker during "Small Business Week @ Google Austin" Organized by Google Digital Coaches


National Federation of The Blind

Public Speaker, National Federation of The Blind

November 2017

Spoke at the Access Technology Committee Meeting, during the 66th convention of NFB of Texas


NSBE

Public Speaker, National Society of Black Engineers

November 2017

Spoke to members of NSBE at UT, Austin, about Think and Zoom


Urbanize Hub

Public Speaker, Urbanize Hub

October 2017

Organized by KeepItSimple.Care and UrbanizeHub.
Over the weekend, I had the pleasure of speaking at the inaugural "Connecting Doers with Opportunity" International Conference, in beautiful Timisoara, Romania.
I was one of 21 speakers, from different parts of the world, who took the stage at this TED-style event. Speakers came from Berlin, Singapore , Washington, DC, San Francisco , Taiwan, Mexico, , Austin, TX, Zurich , Bucharest and more !
I connected with so many wonderful, brilliant and positive folks, too numerous to mention.
Special thanks to the visionary, Ana Ghenciu, of KeepItSimple, for the opportunity, and thanks as well to her counterpart, Gratian Mihailescu, of UrbanizeHub, and to the wonderful and supportive team and partners.
I shared the story of how I'm "Turning Personal Problems into Global solutions", with "Think and Zoom". What if all of us, turned our problems into solutions others could use, what kind of world world we create ? We would create a world where visual impairment can no longer steal dreams or kill careers. A world where we can all look, Think and Zoom in, to a better, brighter, future !


Latinitas

Presenter, Latinitas

October 2017

Career presenter on #STEM at Startup Chica at Capital Factory


Austin Achieve Public Schools

Speaker, Austin Achieve Public Schools

October 2017

Spoke about #STEM, and Think and Zoom, during Lunch and Learn speaker series


National Federation of The Blind

Panelist, National Federation of The Blind

September 2017

I had the pleasure of speaking on a panel about Disability and Employment organized by NFB Austin, TX


Hive

Public Speaker, Hive Afica Global Leaders Program (Abuja)

April 2017

Spoke at the 1st HIVE Africa Global Leaders Program on how I'm "Turning Personal Problems into Global Solutions" with innovations to help the world's 285 million visually people such as
- Think and Zoom, brain powers Zooming
- Think and Read, brain powered reading
- and others


NSBE

Speaker, National Society of Black Engineers

April 2017

Inspiring next gen #STEM leaders to look, #thinkandzoom in to a brighter future, with my talk on how I'm "Turning Personal Problems into Global Solutions"


Deloitte

Speaker, Deloitte

March 2017

Participated at the Deloitte Austin Tech Showcase during SXSW


National Federation of The Blind

Motivational Speaker, National Federation of The Blind

February 2017

Speaking about "Overcoming disability with creative abilities - a global perspective " to the National Association of Blind Students, during the 17th annual Washington seminar of the National Federation of the Blind, in Washington, D.C.


National Federation of The Blind

Disability Advocate, National Federation of The Blind

February 2017

NFB of Texas team, discussing with members of the US Congress, on Capitol Hill, like
-Rep. Bernice Eddie Johnson,
-Rep. Filemon Vela
& others.
We proposed bills to help blind Americans such as -Marrakech Treaty
- Access Technology Affordability Act
-National Library Service & refreshable Braille
- Access to Instructional materials in higher Ed


TAME

Public Speaker, Texas Alliance for Minorities in Engineering

November 2016

Spoke at the TAME meeting held at Pflugerville High School, home of the Panthers, to inspire students towards STE M careers


Hive

Speaker, Hive Global Leaders Program (San Francisco - Hive#9)

November 2016

Spoke on how I'm "Overcoming Disabilities with Creative abilities"


Foundation Fighting Blindness

Speaker, Foundation Fighting Blindness

September 2016

Spoke on "Overcoming Disability with Creative Ability" at the FFB San Antonio event "Ask The experts".
Also gave a demo of "ThinkAndZoom" - tech to help visually impaired people


National Science Foundation

Speaker, National Science Foundation

September 2016

Spoke at the National Science Foundation (NSF) funded event PROMISE Scholars program at Northern Illinois University (NIU).
Event is to motivate students to take STEM subjects and understand the applications.
http://www.niu.edu/promise


Texas Health and Human Services Commission

Motivational Speaker, Texas Health and Human Services Commission

July 2016

A proud moment to have the opportunity to return to Criss Cole School For the blind, where I was a student 10 years ago.
Today, as a motivational speaker, I spoke at the Summer Youth Program on how I'm "Overcoming Disabilities With Creative Abilities", with my solutions for the visually impaired namely
- ThinkAndZoom
-Kenti


Change Catalyst

Speaker - Ability In Tech Summit, Change Catalyst

May 2016

Ability In Tech Summit
Exploring innovative solutions to tech inclusion for people with visible and invisible disabilities. In my talk, "Overcoming Disability with Creative Ability", I shared my life story, which is plagued by visual disruptions and how I used it as a case study to come up with a visual solution -ThinkAndZoom, (demo at ThinkAndZoom.com)
http://ability.techinclusion.co/#schedule


Columbia Business School

Panelist - Africa Economic Forum

April 2016

African Economic Forum panel on
"Entrepreneurs in the Diaspora - Figuring it out & Making it work"
Along side
- Okendo Lewis Gayle , Founder, Harambe Entrepreneur Alliance
- Solome Lemma, Founder, Africans in the Diaspora
- Kwame Dougan, Founder, Iya Ventures
- Jay Vix, Global Marketing Director, Transfast
- Kwami Williams, Founder MoringaConnect
http://streamafrica.com/news/continent-connecting-innovative-brands-meet-minds-future-columbia-university/


Tech Inclusion

Panelist - SXSW 2016 Interactive

March 2016

During SXSW 2016 Interactive, at Tech Inclusion: Austin, I spoke as a Panelist on People With Disabilities along with Liz Jackson & Steve Guengerich.
Event was organized by Tech Inclusion, Galvanize & The Clinton Foundation.


ITNewsAfrica

Speaker - Health Innovation Summit

August 2015

Presented
'HealthCare Tech: The Possibilities - "What is the Future of health care ?" '
at the Health Innovation Summit, Johannesburg, South Africa, on Aug. 19, 2015
Organized by ITNewsAfrica & African Innovator


TED

Exhibitor, TED XLabs

February 2018

Interactive workshop "Xperience" @XLabs, during TedXYouthAustin.


Google

Exhibitor, Google

February 2018

Exhibitor during Black History Month Mixer, organized by Google, Dropbox, Facebook, Austin Urban Technology Movement


Foundation Fighting Blindness

Exhibitor, Foundation Fighting Blindness

January 2018

Think and Zoom participated in an exhibit and Visions Seminar.
Speakers were Dr. Jeremiah Brown, Dr. Stephanie, Dr. Stephen Rose.


National Federation of The Blind

Exhibitor, National Federation of The Blind

November 2017

Exhibiting at NFB of Texas 66th state convention.


National Federation of The Blind

Exhibitor, National Federation of The Blind

November 2016

ThinkAndZoom was an exhibitor at the 65th annual state convention of the National Federation of the Blind.
Video testimonials:
"ThinkAndZoom is wonderful"
"ThinkAndZoom is amazing"
"Kenti Presidential Race"
More on Facebook & Twitter @thinkandzoom


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healthcell

Health Tech Bootcamp competition

Health Cell San Antonio

Award: 1st place win at Health Tech Bootcamp by HealthCell.org

May 2018


NFB

NFB of Texas Scholarship

National Federations of the Blind

Award: scholarship for Disability Advocacy at the US Congress

January 2018


Austin Blue

Austin Inno

Think and Zoom is one of 50 startups on fire, by Austin Inno magazine

Award: Top 50 on fire

September 2017


ATX

1st place Winner for KimberlysList

KimberlysList.com aims to inspire, motivate and retain students interested in #STEM by connecting them with STEM professionals

Award: Won 1st place out of 67 projects at the annual ATX Hack 4 Change for social good at St. Edward's University, Austin, TX

June 2017


Austin

Listed as an Austin "Tech Titan"

Achievements in Black Austin (TM), 2017 edition

Awards:
Listed as a "Tech Titan" in the 2017 edition of the book "Achievements in Black Austin", written and published by Army veteran Anita C. Roberts.
Also in the book are billionaire Robert F. Smith, Founder of Vista Equity Partners; Preston James III, Founder of DivInc ; Marilyn Johnson, IBM Marketing Exec and many others !

June 2017


NFB

Glen and Norma Crosby Washington Seminar scholarship

National Federations of the Blind

Award: This scholarship is to send an Austin member of the NFB to the annual NFB Washington seminar, where member go to Capitol Hill to advocate on disability and visual impairment issues with members of US Congress

November 2016


HIVE

HIVE Global Leadership Scholarship

HIVE.org

Award: Global Leadership Scholarship

November 2016


Pitchblack

PitchBlack Popular Choice

PitchBlack512.com, MVMT50

Award: Popular Choice award at 1st Pitch Black Pitch competition held at Galvanize, Austin

November 2016


Pitch A Kid

1st Place Pitch-a-Kid Jul 2016

Pitch-a-kid

Pitched in front of the Dolphins. The Dolphin Tank is like Shark tank except the judges are grade school and high school kids. Event took place at Capital Factory, Austin, TX More info at PitchAKid.com

July 2016


MIT Sloan

1st Place Winner MITx Global Entrepreneurship Bootcamp Popular Choice Award

MIT Sloan School of Management

August 2015


MIT Sloan

2015 MITx Global Entrepreneurship Bootcamp Scholarship

MIT Sloan School of Management

Awarded a Full Scholarship to attend the MITx Global Entrepreneurship Bootcamp

August 2015


MIT Sloan

2nd Place Winner MITx Global Entrepreneurship Bootcamp Judges Award

MIT Sloan School of Management

August 2015


MIT Sloan

Winner MITx Global Entrepreneurship Bootcamp Elevator Pitch Competition

MIT Sloan School of Management

August 2015


Apple WWDC

2015 Apple WWDC (World Wide Developer Conference) Scholarship

Apple Inc

Awarded a scholarship to Apple WWDC (World Wide Developer Conference) for Creation, Design and Development of "Kenti - Happy Bird", a hands - free single user iOS game, that also doubles as a research tool for the study of "Sustained use of EEG in daily living", and part of ThinkAndZoom. More details at www.thinkandzoom.com

June 2015


XSXW

3rd Place Winner: SXSW Diversity Hackathon

SXSW

First Diversity Hackathon, organized by SXSW & MVMT50, held at Huston-Tiliston University, Austin, TX

March 2015


Apple WWDC

Presidential Volunteer Service Award, For STEM mentoring Issued by President Barack Obama

44th President of the United States

March 2015


PhiThetaKappa

Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society

1st place win: Smart Home Design, with Rajen Patel

UIC College of Engineering Senior Design Competiiton