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Virtual Meeting October 19 9:30 am - 10:45 am Free The NJBIA Event Team Email

Presented by the
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Council

AI (Artificial intelligence) and ChatGPT technology is going to transform the future of work and DE&I. Will it replace jobs, or will it improve them? Will it help to identify unfair bias using data or can it be discriminatory and perpetuate bias?

Several states are passing legislation that regulates the use of AI for hiring. What do you, as an employer, need to do when you use AI as a hiring tool?

Join us on Thursday, October 19 for a virtual event with James Barrood, Founder and CEO, Innovation+, and Kanene Ayo Holder, AI Integrations Manager, DEIGPT, as they tackle your questions about the future of AI in hiring.

By joining our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Council, you get to connect with professionals from many different business backgrounds who share an interest in staying informed and engaged on emerging issues that create opportunities for business success. All of our councils are open to members and future-members.

Meet Our Featured Speakers

James Barrood James Barrood Founder and CEO, Innovation+ & Advisor, Tech Council Ventures | JumpStart Angels

James Barrood is a prominent figure in the tri-state region’s entrepreneurial, innovation, and tech ecosystem, with over 25 years of experience in nurturing and supporting startups, growth companies and higher education institutions. He leads a global community of 10,000+ entrepreneurs and innovators, and also oversees executive education programs focusing on AI.

James has held various leadership positions, including five years as CEO of the NJ Tech Council (TechUnited), one of the largest and most respected membership tech organizations nationwide. He also led FDU’s top-ranked entrepreneurship center for over a decade, where he mentored and trained countless entrepreneurs and innovators.

James serves on several boards including startups and growth companies as well as nonprofits AI for Good Foundation (TechAid) and Future World Alliance. In addition, he is on the board of Princeton’s McCarter Theatre where he is on the executive committee and chair of its EDIA committee.

Apart from his leadership roles, James is also a global keynoter, two-time TEDx speaker, podcast host, and author. He has authored Entrepreneurship and Innovation: Global Insights from 24 Leaders and Lessons from the Great Recession, providing valuable insights into the world of entrepreneurship and innovation.

Host, A Few Things Podcast

Advisor: AI for Good Foundation (TechAid); Future World Alliance (Responsible AI in Education); Tech Council Ventures; JumpStart Angels

Kanene Ayo Holder Kanene Ayo Holder AI Integrations Manager, DEIGPT

Kanene Ayo Holder is a well known AI ethics expert and diversity consultant. As the AI Integrations Manager for DEIGPT, an ethical and inclusive AI model, Kanene empowers individuals and companies to develop effective, responsible AI strategies.

With three National Endowment for the Humanities awards and an extensive background in education and interactive theater, Kanene transforms learning experiences for organizations, schools, and nonprofits. Her work has been awarded with a Colin Powell Fellowship for Policy Study and numerous published contributions and speaking engagements including at Columbia University and SXSW on racism and the future of work. she is also a certified diversity trainer for clients including the American Red Cross and corporations including MAGNA Global.

She has delivered keynotes at industry-leading events, including Carat’s Innovation Summit, and is set to present on ethical and inclusive AI at Millennium Hilton New York One UN Plaza for MIPAD and ADWEEK this fall. Kanene is excited to leverage her expertise to bridge the worlds of AI and diversity, shaping the future of both.