Below you will find announcements for 2004.
Monday, November 8, 2004
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Invites Dr. Randal
Pinkett and Other Experts to Discuss e-Health
ROCKVILLE, MD (November 8, 2004) -- The U.S.
Department of Health and Human Services has invited Dr. Randal
Pinkett to participate in a convening as one of several experts
to discuss e-Health. This one-day meeting with the Office of
Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP) will be held
on November 22, 2004, in Rockville, Maryland, a suburb of Washington,
DC. The purpose of this small group meeting will be to review
and discuss consumer, patient, and caregiver Personal e-Health
Tools (PeHT) project. HHS anticipates gathering a group of 15
participants from the field with diverse expertise representing
major perspectives including researchers, developers, funders,
policymakers, specialists working with diverse communities,
and experts in technology access, especially at the community
For more information visit:
Thursday, October 7, 2004
Dr. Randal Pinkett Speaks on Behalf of Small Businesses at the
New Jersey Office of Information Technology's "Contacts
for Contracts "
TRENTON, NJ (October 7, 2004) -- On October
28, the New Jersey Office of Information Technology (OIT) will
host its second annual "Contacts for Contracts" conference
and Dr. Randal Pinkett will address the audience on the topic
of "Diversity Procurement Initiatives with Small Business"
at 12:30 pm.Contacts for Contracts gives large business representatives
an opportunity to find cost-effective, high quality services
in areas where their company may be less proficient, according
the Charles S. Dawson, Chief Technology Officer for the State
of New Jersey. The event will be held at the Westin Princeton
at Forrestal Village in Princeton, NJ, on October 28. Approximately
100 small companies and 50 large companies are expected to be
For more information visit: http://www.state.nj.us/it/statewide/works.html
Friday, September 17, 2004
Dr. Randal Pinkett Moderates Panel Discussion on "Black
Entrepreneurship/Black Wealth" at the Black Alumni at MIT's
25th Anniversary Conference
CAMBRIDGE, MA (September 17, 2004) -- The Black
Alumni at MIT (BAMIT) will celebrate their 25th anniversary,
October 8-10, 2004, on the campus of Massachusetts Institute
of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge, MA. The theme, "Great
Accomplishments, Great Expectations" will celebrate the
impact of MIT's Black alumni of the past century. Dr. Randal
Pinkett (S.M./M.B.A. 1988; Ph.D. 2001) wwill moderate a panel
discussion on "Black Entrepreneurship/Black Wealth"
on Saturday, October 9, 2004 at 10 am. Dr. Ronald McNair (Ph.D.
1977) who died in the Challenger space shuttle explosion in
1986 will be honored including a tribute from his brother, Carl
McNair. A keynote adddress will be given by Dr. Shirley Ann
Jackson (S.B. 1968; Ph.D. 1973), president of Rensselaer Polytechnic
Institute (RPI), during the gala event at the MIT Museum.
For more information visit: http://www.bamit.org/bamit25post.htm
Wednesday, September 15, 2004
National Congress for Community Economic Development's 34th
Annual National Conference Features Dr. Randal Pinkett and Technology
LOS ANGELES, CA (September 15, 2004) -- The
National Congress for Community Economic Development (NCCED)
will host its 34th Annual National Conference in Los Angeles,
CA, under the theme "Economic Opportunity for All: Through
Technology, Performance and Community Empowerment." Dr.
Randal Pinkett will serve as the luncheon speaker at 12:30 pm
on Thursday, October 7, 2004, which will be followed by a panel
of technology experts. The luncheon program is co-organized
by BCT Partners, PolicyLink and is sponsored by Hewlett-Packard
Company. NCCED's conference is intended to provide learning
and information exchange opportunities for nonprofit housing
developers, economic development specialists, and other practitioners
of community-based development.
For more information visit:
Wednesday, September 8, 2004
Dr. Randal Pinkett Keynotes Opening Session at the Nonprofit
Technology Enterprise Network's New York Regional Conference
NEW YORK, NY (September 8, 2004) -- Dr. Randal
Pinkett will serve as the keynote speaker for the opening session
at the Nonprofit Technology Enterprise Network's (N-TEN) New
York Regional Conference on September 29, 2004 at 9:00 am. N-TEN
connects diverse constituents who share a common goal of helping
nonprofits use technology more effectively. N-TENB's membership
is made up of both individuals and organizations, including
nonprofits, technology support organizations, consultants, and
vendors, who want to identify peers, connect with clients, develop
professional support networks, and share information and resources.
N-TEN programs include the annual Nonprofit Technology Conference;
a series of regional conferences; TechFinder (an online directory
of technology service providers for nonprofits); 501 Tech Clubs
(local nonprofit technology networking groups); and a range
of online resources to help nonprofits make more effective use
For more information visit: http://www.nten.org/conferences-2004-ny-pinkett
Thursday, June 10, 2004
The New York Times Article Highlights BCT Partners' Efforts
to Wire a Bronx Neighborhood
BRONX, NY (June 10, 2004) -- Today's issue of
The New York Times highlights BCT Partners' efforts,
through its affiliate organization, Access One Corporation,
to wire residents in a neighborhood of the Bronx, New York.
BCT Partners installed a local area network that combines wired
and wireless technology for Mount Hope Housing Company, a community
development corporation that manages affordable housing developments
in the South Bronx. As the article states, "Founded in
the mid-1980's to refurbish blocks of condembed apartment buildings,
Mount Hope Housing now manages 1,230 units in 32 buildings with
a half-mile radius. Whne the project began last yeaer, the only
broadband connection was a T1 line into a single basement housing
a community computer lab and the group's administrative offices."
Using point-to-point wireless connections across the roofs of
adjacent buildings, the BCT solution will allow residents to
share the Internet for as little as $7/month – a cost
that will be folded into the buildings rent and overall operating
budget, like water and heat. In the article, Dr. Randal Pinkett,
President and CEO of BCT Partners, comments on the importance
of Internet access in the home, "We're used to paying bills
in our pajamas or doing searchers after dinner. to be a meaningful
part of our lives, it really has to be in the home."
For more information visit http://www.mounthopehousing.org/press_7.htm
Tuesday, January 27, 2004
Johnson & Johnson Celebrates Black History Month with Dr.
SKILLMAN, NJ (January 27, 2004) -- As part of
Johnson & Johnson's Black History Month activities, Dr.
Randal Pinkett will speak at their Consumer Products Division
in Skillman, NJ, at 12 noon on the topic of leadership. The
event is sponsored by the Johnson & Johnson African-American
Leadership Council (AALC). Johnson & Johnson, through its
operating companies, is the world's most comprehensive and broadly
based manufacturer of health care products, as well as a provider
of related services, for the consumer, pharmaceutical, and medical
devices and diagnostics markets. The more than 200 Johnson &
Johnson operating companies employ approximately 113,800 men
and women in 57 countries and sell products throughout the world.
The mission of the African American Leadership Council is to
take a leadership role in making our companies the employers
of choice for African American talent at every level. The organization
works to help create an environment for African Americans to
be included, challenged and supported in maximizing their potential
and value to self and the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies.
For more information visit: http://www.jnj.com/our_company/diversity/affinity_groups/index.htm