For Industry 4.0: ‘Learn How to Code, or Die’
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NEW YORK—Last quarter, a tech billionaire shared his vision stating why African Americans must “learn how to code or die” during Industry 4.0.
Moreover, given the brilliance and creativity in the Black community with even greater numbers of African Americans already in tech, it is envisioned at least 50 innovative tech firms owned by African Americans will be created unlocking tremendous wealth in less than twenty years.
Robert F. Smith founded Vista Equity Partners in 2000 in the midst of the dotcom bubble, with the goal of capitalizing on a growing enterprise software sector.
In this “Talks at GS” episode from Goldman Sachs (GS), produced a couple of years earlier, Mr. Smith discusses software’s transformational impact on the economy and how digitization continues to disrupt entire industries – from insurance to financial services, automotive sector, and beyond. Goldman Sachs convenes leading thinkers to share insights and ideas shaping the world.
— Sources: Goldman Sachs, Forbes, BDPA-DC