The Capital Connection 

The top names in finance attend Innovation&Equity on the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to help find companies ready to grow to global scale.  Henry Jones, president of CalPERS, the largest public pension fund, at 2015 I&E and Carra Wallace, former chief diversity officer for the New York City comptroller; The Hnorable Malia Cohen,, chair of the California Board of Equalization; and then Treasurer John Chiang in 2016.


Meet the 19th annual 50 Most Important African-Americans in Technology during Innovation and Equity 19 Jan. 15.  Your invitation to greatness is part of your subscriiption to the Journal of Black Innovation. The new August issue contains the distinguished list of Roy L. Clay Sr. Technology Pinnacle Award selectees.  Carl Gordon and the Black Contractors Exchange joined Dr. Charles Moses, interim dean of business at University of San Francisco Aug. 1 to announce the honorees.


Ohlone College engineering students learn about Roy Clay and Jerry Lawson from Journal publisher John William Templeton.

Mandela confidante addresses black economic empowerment

Dr. Charles T. Moses, an internationally renowned expert in business strategy and entrepreneurship, will lead the 19th annual Innovation&Equity symposium to launch the 17th National Black Business Month on Aug. 1 at 181 Second Street in the Focus Innovation Lab with food provided by Sam Jordan's, California's oldest black-owned restsaurant in its 60th year. .To attend, subscribe to the scholarly Journal of Black Innovation at  It will be his first day as interim dean of business at the University of San Francisco. He was previously leader of the accelerated online management program at Stillman College in Tuscaloosa, AL and interim dean of business at Austin Peay State University in Tennesse.

Moses previously served as an associate professor of management and interim dean of the School of Business Administration at Clark Atlanta University, where he helped create Centers of Excellence in Supply Chain and Financial Planning and a Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurial Development. He also developed new graduate and undergraduate programs and oversaw the school’s successful reaccreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the leading accreditation body for university business schools.

Moses began his professional career as a journalist, working as an award-winning business reporter and editor for Newsday and the Rochester Times-Union newspapers in New York. In the early 1990s, he served as a cabinet-level advisor to then-New York Governor Mario M. Cuomo.

In 1996, South African President Nelson Mandela recruited Moses to be the founding dean of Edupark, a graduate school affiliated with the University of Limpopo in Polokwane, South Africa. While in that country, Moses worked as a consultant in the areas of change management and trade, served as a principal with Delotte and Touche, South Africa, and was named managing director of Labat Africa, a consulting and holding company.

During his long career, Moses has advised several prominent organizations, including the World Bank, and he has presented lectures on international business at the Kenan-Flagler School of Management at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University, the University of the West Indies and the University of Zimbabwe.

He is the recipient of numerous awards and honors, including a Fulbright Fellowship, a Mellon Fellowship, a Kettering Foundation Public Scholar designation and a Mandel Fellowship from the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University (CWRU). Moses earned his Doctor of Management from CWRU. He received his M.B.A. in Management from the Zicklin School of Business at the City University of New York, and his Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Howard University.

SAN FRANCISCO -- Only just over 500 of 62,000 African-American software programmers and web developers live in San Francisco and Santa Clara Counties, the fast-growing area commonly described as "Silicon Valley."  Silicon Ceiling 19: Equal Opportunity and High Technology shows a continuing 20-year decline in black technologists working in the area, which researchers are now finding reflected in artificial intelligence products.

The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors honors Roy L. Clay Sr., Silicon Valley Engineering Hall of Fame member, on Feb. 26 for his scientific excellence and civic work.

To understand the breadth of his impact on today's technology, get the Roy Clay commemorative issue and Silicon Ceiling 19: Equal Opportunity in High Technology as part of your subscription to the Journal.

Your subscription also includes your ticket to the 2020 Roy L. Clay Technology Pinnacle Awards for the 50 Most Important African-Americans in Technology Aug. 1 in San Francisco.

Our annual Silicon Ceiling reports, now in the 19th edition, are the most respected independent source on equal opportunity in high technology, with data on the workforce and education in every state and county-by-county comparisons.