The Salute to African Americans in Technology will take place June 16 at 101 Constitution Ave. in Washington, D.C. The salute recognizes African-American leaders in technology and medicine with awards celebrated in front of an audience of elected officials and distinguished colleagues in related fields. HFAS promotes technologists for their contributions to science, leadership and technology by showing the parallel between art and technology during the four-day event that begins Thursday and ends Sunday. A commemorative magazine on the arts show will be inserted in The Washington Post, New York Magazine and The New York Times.
Dion Clarke, founder and CEO of HFAS, wrote in a letter to Greer that the salute to African-Americans in Technology is a fundraiser that recognizes professionals working on “new and innovative technology in the mid-Atlantic region.”
“You represent leadership, through innovation, that is not recognized on a day-to-day basis, and HFAS plans to change that,” Clarke wrote.
Greer is senior principal engineer and chief data scientist of the Americas at Intel. He’s also the managing director and senior research fellow at the nonprofit Greer Institute for Leadership and Innovation. He is a fellow of the National Cybersecurity Institute.
“I’m honored to represent the technology and leadership contributions African Americans at Intel make every day,” Greer said.
Greer has been recognized by BDPA as a Black Engineer of the Year Technologist of the Year in 2012 and has been a Lifetime Achievement Award honoree.