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Were proud to announce that Aeris Chairman and CEO Marc Jones was honored as a leader and pioneer in technology, innovation, and social impact by Culture Shift Labs at the second annual Culture Shifting Weekend March 19-20, 2016. At this Silicon Valley, CA, event, Culture Shift Labs gathered 200 senior executives and entrepreneurs of color to collaborate and explore ways to foster inclusion-driven innovation.
CultureShift founder Andrea Hoffman commented, "We are excited to host world-class black business leaders like Marc Jones. His company, Aeris is a leader in the Internet of Things and experiencing explosive growth." The weekend includedexecutives and influencers from companies such as Google, Facebook, LEGO Education North America, Kapor Center for Social Impact, Experience Aviation, and the Milken Institute,who spent timedeveloping new business models and actionable solutions for change.
The final day featuredthe awards ceremony, and this years honorees were:
- Marc Jones, Chairman and CEO of Aeris
- Nichol Bradford, CEO of Willow Group and Executive Director of the Transformative Technology Labs at Sofia University
- Tony Coles, Chairman, CEO and founding investor at Yumanity Therapeutics
- Lisa Lambert, Vice President and Managing Director, Software and Services and the Diversity Fund at Intel Capital
All the honorees were lauded for the impact they made on the community, and Marc Jones received a congratulatory video from Van Jones, the activist, environmentalist, and founder of DreamCorps. He praised Marc for being an instigator of change, a philanthropist, and a business leader who pushes the boundaries of what is possible while holding true to his values.