12 of the Most Accomplished Black People in Technology


Chris Young, Senior Vice President, Security Business Group, Cisco

As SVP at Cisco, Chris Young is responsible for the software company’s global security business. He is also responsible for driving the company’s cross-portfolio security strategy, architecture and internal security platforms.

Before  joining Cisco in 2011, Young served as senior vice president and general manager at VMware, where he led development and marketing for desktop virtualization, consumer and end-user offerings.

Cisco is valued $120.4 billion and employs more than 10,000 people.


Malik Ducard, Content Business Development, Google

Malik Ducard is responsible for developing partnerships between YouTube and film, TV, and new media companies. Under Ducard’s leadership, YouTube launched YouTube Live, started offering movie rentals from Paramount Pictures, and partnered with ABC News, Al Jazeera English, BuzzFeed, and other news organizations for presidential election coverage back in 2012.

Before joining Google in 2010, Ducard served as the senior vice president of digital distribution at Paramount. Google has raised $25 million to date and has over 10,000 employees. It’s currently valued at $359 billion.