Damien Hooper-Campbell, the chief diversity officer at eBay, played a dynamic role in this year’s RIDE Conference. The Morehouse College and Harvard University graduate previously served as the first head of global diversity and inclusion at Uber Technologies and was a diversity business partner and community strategist for Google’s Diversity, Integrity and Governance Division. During this year’s RIDE conference, Hooper-Campbell moderated and participated in several panel discussions and shared key information with attendees regarding diversity and technology.
Rolling out spoke with the nationally recognized expert about the future of tech and non-traditional jobs in the field.
How do you feel about the RIDE Conference?
The organizations that didn’t think about digital [applications], the newspapers and print who stayed there and didn’t move, you see where they are now. We’ve seen that across so many different industries. What I love about RIDE, besides the awesome team that puts it together and Munson Steed’s vision, is that it’s in [Atlanta]. This is where I went to school. It’s so great to see so many people from minority communities here, hungry for more, but also contributing and coming from so many different sectors of the world. You’ve got people here who are media people, people who are pastors and entertainers, people who are students, people who are entrepreneurs, people who know tech like nobody’s business and people who know business. … It’s just nice for me as the chief diversity officer at eBay to see the diversity of individuals who are here, the hunger that people have and the hustle that people have. Click here to continue