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CES 2019 unveils Industry’s latest transformative technologies

  LAS VEGAS, NV — CES® 2019 opened this week, unveiling the latest transformative technologies that will redefine industries. LG Electronics President and CTO Dr. I.P. Park kicked off the … Continue reading CES 2019 unveils Industry’s latest transformative technologies

Here is why the NAACP wants you to boycott Facebook

BALTIMORE, MD—NAACP remains concerned about data breaches and numerous privacy mishaps that tech giants have encountered in recent years, and is especially critical about those which occurred during the latest presidential … Continue reading Here is why the NAACP wants you to boycott Facebook

4G ending as 2018 Closes — What’s Next?

WASHINGTON — National BDPA’s Washington, D.C. Chapter (BDPADC.org) and Samsung Electronics America reached 40-year milestones in 2018.  To that end, opportunities for new fifth-generation workforces powered by start-ups with innovative … Continue reading 4G ending as 2018 Closes — What’s Next?

Microsoft and In3 host a STEM Open House for Parents and Students

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today in our Nation’s Capital near Howard University, the Inclusive Innovation Incubator (In3) and Blacks@Microsoft (BAM) invited area students to learn about new and exciting STEM workshops … Continue reading Microsoft and In3 host a STEM Open House for Parents and Students

40-Year milestones marked by celebrations with Small Business, Academia, and Public Sector Executives

WASHINGTON, D.C. — BDPA Members, ICT Industry Mission-Partners, and Small Business executives visited Samsung’s Solutions Center during a 40th anniversary celebration and Holiday Soirée at 700 Penn in Washington, D.C. … Continue reading 40-Year milestones marked by celebrations with Small Business, Academia, and Public Sector Executives

Tech Titans honored during Washington’s 40th Anniversary Community & Technology Awards

    Industry Legends and ‘Hidden Figure$’ welcome America’s next generation of coders to community trade associations WASHINGTON (bdpatoday) – This year’s annual Community & Technology Awards gala, co-hosted by the … Continue reading Tech Titans honored during Washington’s 40th Anniversary Community & Technology Awards

Bowie State Cybersecurity Academy to Prepare Individuals for Tech Careers

New Academy to Train Highly Skilled Professionals to Fight Nation’s Cyber Threats BOWIE, MD – Individuals looking to prepare for a technology career focused on protecting the nation from cyber threats … Continue reading Bowie State Cybersecurity Academy to Prepare Individuals for Tech Careers

Samsung Opens World-Class Showcase for Government Solutions

WASHINGTON— Last quarter, Samsung Electronics America, Inc. announced that the company will be relocating its Washington, D.C. offices into a new multi-use, operational and interactive facility in the District’s iconic … Continue reading Samsung Opens World-Class Showcase for Government Solutions