The Foundation’s newly appointed executive director, Michelle Ray, joined a group of leading telecommunications executives for a breakfast panel discussion co-hosted by WICT Florida on the evolution of diversity and inclusion in the internet and television industry. The panel was held as part of the second-annual FITCon Florida, hosted by the Florida Internet & Television Association.
Seasoned professionals from across the broad expanse of the industry shared their insights on how much progress the industry has made over the last few decades, what successes they can claim, and more importantly, what work still needs to be done
The panel, moderated by Florida State Representative Mike La Rosa, included the Walter Kaitz Foundation’s own, Michelle Ray, James Brown, Executive Vice President, Content Distribution, Talent and Marketing Group at REVOLT Media and TV, Marva Johnson, FITCon Chair and WICT’s Global Chair and RVP of State Government Affairs at Charter Communications and Michael Robertson, Retired Regional VP, Florida Region, Charter Communications.
Taking place on November 15 on the heels of Florida’s historic 2018 midterm election, FITCon Florida gave attendees the opportunity to receive updates on recent state and federal legislative and regulatory policy; learn about the state of tele-medicine and meeting consumer demands for connectivity; hear from experts on meeting workforce challenges; explore what’s next for connected cities; and much more.
A link to the interview is included here.