ThinkFest Preview: Brigitte Daniel

The Wilco Electronic Systems exec will discuss the business of diversity.

Brigitte Daniel works for the cable company in town. No, not Comcast. It’s Wilco Electronics, a Fort Washington, Pa.-based provider of cable TV, high-speed Internet and other services started by her father in 1977. The company is focused on serving low-income communities and serves as the primary cable and Internet provider for Philadelphia Housing Authority homes.

In her role as executive vice president at Wilco, Daniel has been at the forefront of bridging the digital divide ever since joining the company after law school at Georgetown University. She helped create the Freedom Rings partnership that targeted 100,000 residents with information on the importance of broadband connectivity and provided countless others with training at city computer centers. 

At ThinkFest, Daniel will give a presentation called “The Business of Diversity: The Hidden Secret to Supercharging Philly’s Tech Scene.”

Join us on November 14th at Drexel’s LeBow College of Business for a day of the city’s smartest people sharing their biggest ideas. Read all of our ThinkFest 2014 previews here, and watch the livestream, starting at 9 a.m. on Friday November 14th.