@Jewell Sparks is the CEO and Founder of Strategic Diversity Group Incorporated (SDGI) and OTGC On The Green Carpet. She is also the Programme Director for Social Media Week Berlin '14. BiTHouse is a subsidiary of SDGI and serves the purpose of identifying opportunities enabling the inclusion and education of women, minority, elderly and veteran entrepreneurs / technologists in the tech space as it pertains to mainstream conferences, events, leadership, and community engagement. Jewell is a global business strategist specializing in providing "Out of the Box" business development and market diversification solutions for startups, nonprofits and businesses in transition. Jewell advises and mentors startups on team effectiveness, brand development, social media marketing, and funding strategies. A cellular biologist/business management professional turned inclusion hacker/serial entrepreneur, with over 20 years of sales, strategic alliance, organizational effectiveness and business development expertise, Jewell possesses the experience and the vision to formulate global business concepts and execute them successfully. She helps corporate entities and startups maintain and expand their current markets while attracting and engaging diverse consumer markets. Jewell is able to rapidly assess current business cultures and incorporate innovative solutions + business operation strategies necessary to create sustainable business models to address the needs of future generations. She helps organizations diversify their leadership teams in order to be effective in the following areas: organizational effectiveness, diversity and inclusion initiatives, strategic partnerships/alliances, social media messaging, conference development, hackathons and pitch event execution.
Operating out of Munich, Berlin, San Francisco, New York and Wichita and having lived in Japan for four years, Jewell has acquired unique skill sets enabling her to aid organizations with business expansion in various regions and diversify their markets across the United States, Europe, Africa and Asia. She is very active in various communities around the globe and is on the Working Group on Women for the American Sustainable Business Council amongst other boards and leadership teams. In 2000 she obtained her MBA in strategy, global markets and corporate communications from the University of San Francisco while working for Procter and Gamble Healthcare, and started her own consulting company in 2007 (Strategic Diversity Group) focused on "Bridging the Gap" between business, community, brands and social influencers. She is a serial entrepreneur and the CEO and Founder of AgTech Connect, Intuit FT, Strategic Diversity Group Inc, OTGC-On The Green Carpet, and BiTHouse. Jewell utilizes her technical, corporate (Procter and Gamble, Syntex now Roche, Amgen) and startup expertise to empower organizations to put the right systems in place for long-term sustainability, organizational effectiveness, global expansion and customer engagement.
For more information, visit: http://vator.tv/events/splash-oak-may-2014
The Make Money With Apps Workshop is part of a nationwide App Strategy Workshop series complete with 15 events. The workshop brings together monetization experts, leading app publishers, and platforms to discuss strategies and provide key insights on enhancing user-experience and generating revenue with consumer-facing apps. Explore in-app purchasing, mobile advertising, and subscription based models and how they impact user experience, downloads, and profitability.
April 11-12, 2014
BiTHouse has partnered with IDEA at Syracuse University. Emerging Talk 2014 is a two-day startup and innovation expo on April 11th and 12th 2014 organized by IDEA at Syracuse University and co-sponsored by 9A, the Gear Factory, and Revolutions at Destiny USA.
The keynote speaker will be Kevin Harrington from ABC's "Shark Tank." The expo will showcase the latest innovations in technology, the arts, research, and entrepreneurship in Upstate New York and will be hosted by Destiny USA.
How can we balance and preserve humanness — meaning the ability to listen, empathize, engage, focus and be present in the moment — despite the constant disruption that technology enables?
How has “now” shifted? How can we find and embrace the technologies that lead us to have more time and focus, not less? Through these discussions, an understanding of the difference between immediately accessible and urgent will emerge.
What does it mean to be “more human” in an age of digital and technology? What tools can we use to establish a disciplined routine for social media engagement and optimize our day with cognitive mapping tools? How can we use technology to develop more meaning into our relationships?
How can we achieve more through collaboration and co-creation? How can we facilitate meaningful conversations, practices for devoting time to creative thinking and mindful contemplation, and automation of technologies that create more time for you?
How can generosity and the sharing of goods through virtual channels lead to strong local communities, inspire a global consciousness, and further personal and professional goals?
What sustainability problems currently exist? How can we aggregate and organize new ideas, establish new design paradigms for user behaviors, and encourage collaboration and co-creation to develop better solutions?
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BiTHouse "WEARABLE TECH"
Health Care Disparities and Disabilities
Nutrition and Health
Google Glass: Diversity Exploration