Ep. 09: Ebony Lee Unplugged

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This episode of Black Tech Unplugged is the first live episode *does happy dance*! Shout out to Black Tech Week for giving us the opportunity to do a live event.

On this episode of Black Tech Unplugged I chat with Ebony Lee, Senior Vice President of Strategic Development at Comcast Cable. Ebony provides business strategy, planning, and portfolio management for Comcast’s growth initiatives and strategic partnerships. In her role, Ebony works with internal and external partners to identify and evaluate new business ventures that can diversify and grow the business. Ebony joined Comcast in 2008 and was a founding team member of Comcast’s next generation X1 platform. She also handled business affairs for the innovation technology joint venture between Comcast and Verizon Wireless. Ebony holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BS in Commerce from the University of Virginia.

In this episode you will learn:

  • There are many different roles and many different paths for women & people of color to be successful in tech outside of traditional dev/engineering/STEM roles
  • How large, established companies can be innovative and use new technologies as well as disruptive trends
  • Difference between a mentor and sponsor
  • Why travel is an important part of Ebony’s life

 

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