As an award winning ‘telecom visionary’ and vocal advocate for gender and cultural diversity in the tech industry, Brigitte Daniel is the Executive Vice President of Wilco Electronic Systems, her family’s private cable operation that has specialized in providing affordable technologies to underserved communities as well as provided platform integration solutions for intelligent security access technologies, for over 40 years.
Over the last 10 years, Brigitte has created several substantial private/public partnerships providing innovative solutions to address digital disparities and lack of representation within technology sectors across the Nation, thus positioning Wilco, as a broadband and technology leader, and now an smart home and Internet Of Things (IOT) platform integrator, with a focus on underrepresented and urban communities.
Driven by her mission to address digital disparities and tech diversity and inclusion inequities, Brigitte has emerged as a national thought leader. As a recent 2019 Mayoral appointed member of the SMARTCityPHL advisory committee, Brigitte will provide strategy and vision as the City of Philadelphia implements its roadmap to provide smart solutions that improve residents, businesses and visitors. She currently is also an appointed advisor to the FCC’s Federal Advisory Committee on Diversity and Digital Empowerment by FCC Chairman Ajit Pai in 2017, was awarded a 2011 Eisenhower Fellowship where she traveled to India and Sri Lanka examining emerging technologies beneficial to urban low income communities in the United States, and was recognized in 2016 as one of the “Top Women In Technology” according to the Philadelphia Business Journal.
As a distinguished sought after speaker and founder of Mogulette, an organization committed to diversifying and expanding the reach of opportunities within technology ecosystems, Brigitte has been featured at TEDX Philadelphia, Philadelphia Magazine’s Think Fest, The Wharton School of Business of the University of Pennsylvania, the 2018 and 2019 SXSW Conference, the Spelman College Innovation Summit, the National Urban League, and most recently was a key presenter at the unveiling of the City of Philadelphia’s submission of its’ Amazon HQ2 pitch.
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