The purpose of the 50 Most Important African-Americans in Technology is to raise the visibility of the 350,000 African-Americans in cutting edge fields, the largest black professional category, and to encourage the next generation of innovators to take the courses that prepare them for success.  An annual exhibition goes on tour to schools around the country.  During the 2010 Innovation and Equity Symposium, MetricStream CEO Shellye Archambeau joins NAACP vice president Monique Morris and 50 Most organizer John William Templeton. To attend the Jan. 15, 2015 symposium in San Francisco, register at californiablackhistory.com