TEDxSoleburySchool2015: Navarrow Wright
The New Digital Divide: The Perception Problem
Navarrow Wright has emerged as one of the distinctive and insightful voices in America and a premier expert on how the convergence of technology, the Internet, mass media and social media can change lives, businesses and society. A change agent in the digital space for 20 years, using his unique combination of technology acumen, business sense and understanding of how to address audiences has allowed him to create and grow new business opportunities in every position he's held. He's focused on helping organizations develop and implement their digital strategy. He is the president of Maximum Leverage Solutions, a consulting firm that works with startups, businesses and brands in the areas of technology and product strategy. His current clients include Soledad O'Brien's Starfish Media Group and Google.
Wright has served as CTO of Radio One's online division Interactive One, CTO of Black Entertainment Television and as co-founder of GlobalGrind.com with Russell Simmons. Wright is also an advocate for increasing diversity within the technology industry and has been featured on CNN's black in America series. He was also picked by Black Enterprise Magazine for their "Next Steve Jobs list: The 10 people to watch in Technology" in 2012. Wright recently was selected to be a part of Verizon's "Celebrate Our Stories" Black History Month campaign where Verizon chooses influential African Americans to share their keys to success, elaborate their achievements and share how they are helping to create a better tomorrow.
He recently launched the "Close The Divide" project, which aims to increase awareness about the digital opportunity to under-served audiences. Wright is a sought after public speaker who has spoken at major conferences such as South By Southwest (SXSW) and has been interviewed on various media outlets such as NPR & Techcrunch. Wright also blogs for several publications including the HuffingtonPost and is a Linkedin Influencer. You can follow him on his blog navarrowwright.com and on twitter @navarrowwright.