Commitment to bridging the digital divide and diversifying Information Technology professions has landed Andrew West into Harvard Innovation & Ventures in Education (HIVE) Global Scholarship Program.
Mr. West was selected in December 2015 as a choice candidate to participate in the Spring 2016 HIVE Global Scholarship Program set to take place this Friday, April 15th at the Harvard University Innovation Lab. West joins 150 other Fellows from over 51 countries selected from a list of over 2,500 applicants from all over the world to this very exclusive program.
HIVE is a global network of CEOs, leaders, entrepreneurs, creatives, innovators, and philanthropists who are creating a better world and solving humanity’s biggest challenges. Since January 2014, the program has brought together 600 innovators from 70 countries from around the globe.
The HIVE curriculum has been influenced by the Harvard Business School MBA program, the Singularity University Executive Program, the Stanford D. School, the Harvard Graduate School Leadership Institute, Ashoka: Innovators for the Public, The Art of Living Foundation, the Landmark Curriculum for Living, and the work of Fact0ryx innovator Tom Chi.
Andrew West is a technology thought-leader and entrepreneur. He has been featured in Microsoft’s Born to Learn EdTech Blog and Computerworld Magazine and has been recently recognized as Houston top 40 under 40 and the Top 100 Black influencers in social media influence. West is also a published author of ‘The Modern CEO: Technology Tools, Innovation & Guidebook for Today’s Tech Savvy Leader.”
As the founder of NBITLO – The National Black Information Technology Leadership Organization, which hosts the Urban Tech Weekend events – West has demonstrated himself as a born leader dedicated to empowering others. He also leads the Houston-based West Innovation Group, a technology consultancy specializing in IT infrastructure, mobile application development & managed services as CEO.