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Evin Floyd Robinson

Evin Floyd Robinson ’12 G’14, co-founder of New York On Tech (NYOT), an organization preparing the next generation of technology leaders, will deliver the 2017 convocation address to bachelor’s and master’s degree candidates of Syracuse University’s College of Visual and Performing Arts (VPA) at the college’s convocation ceremony on Saturday, May 13, at 7:30 p.m. in the Carrier Dome.

NYOT's work has been featured in such media outlets as CNN, TechCrunch, BET, PBS, Black Enterprise and Univision, among others. Robinson was named to the Forbes 30 Under 30 List and recognized as a Kauffman Entrepreneurship Engagement Fellow and a Wells Fargo Millennial Activist. He is a TEDx presenter, and his work has been mentioned in Inc. magazine.

Robinson began his career as a technologist working at Accenture, where he advised global investment banks and financial institutions on technology transformations.

Robinson’s passion for philanthropy and business has taken him to such countries as Turkey and China. He graduated from Syracuse University with degrees in communication and rhetorical studies (in VPA), economics and information management. While on campus, he became a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity and was a known contributor to the University’s entrepreneurial community.

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