FSIC AI and Tech Inclusion Task Force

FSIC AI and Tech Inclusion Task Force Dedicated to helping disadvantaged small business owners by creating financial tools with new technologies and supporting minority individuals to take on leadership roles in the tech industry.

Mission Statement

The mission of the AI and Technology Inclusion Task Force is to foster diversity and inclusion within the technology industry, mainly focusing on the advancement of disadvantaged and minority workers.

We strive to break down barriers to decision-making positions, advocating for equality beyond entry-level roles. Our efforts are dedicated to delivering comprehensive educational programs that enhance financial literacy, aiding in the effective navigation of the technology sector.

We also aim to create innovative tools and strategies to connect individuals with technological opportunities while fostering a financial inclusion ecosystem. Ultimately, our commitment is to shape the technology industry into a more inclusive space where individuals from all walks of life have an equitable opportunity to influence and lead.


Neil Sahota

Artificial Intelligence (AI) Advisor | United Nations (UN)

Neil Sahota (萨冠军) is an IBM Master Inventor, United Nations (UN) Artificial Intelligence (AI) subject matter expert, and Professor at UC Irvine. With 20+ years of business experience, he works with clients and business partners to create next generation products/solutions powered by AI. His work experience spans multiple industries including legal services, healthcare, life sciences, retail, travel and transportation, energy and utilities, automotive, telecommunications, media/communication, and government. Moreover, Neil is one of the few people selected for IBM’s Corporate Service Corps leadership program that pairs leaders with NGOs to perform community-driven economic development projects. For his assignment, Neil lived and worked in Ningbo, China where he partnered with Chinese corporate CEOs to create a leadership development program.

In addition, Neil partners with entrepreneurs to define their products, establish their target markets, and structure their companies. He is a member of several investor groups like the Tech Coast Angels and assists startups with investor funding. Neil also serves as a judge in various startup competitions and mentor in several incubator/accelerator programs.

He actively volunteers with nonprofits for event management, fund raising, grant reviews, and site visits. Neil is an active member of the UCI Alumni Association and serves on the Board of Directors for the Orange County Marathon, supporting their work with the OC Kids program in fighting childhood obesity.

Trecia Warnholz

Founder | Created in Color

As a highly accomplished creative professional and social entrepreneur, Trecia holds substantial technical, communication, and project management skills. Her extensive experience in digital marketing and technology, paired with an intense passion for creative execution and communication, has become her specialization. This distinct combination allows Trecia to develop sleek and impactful marketing and communication strategies from initial strategy through to final implementation.

Trecia is fiercely committed to promoting diversity and inclusion within the creative industry, truly believing in the power of varied perspectives to fuel innovation and progress. In every project Trecia embarks on, this passion is evident and informs her approach to design and communication.

Her philosophy centers around utilizing technology to streamline business processes, aiding clients in attaining their corporate objectives through efficient and intent-driven solutions. Boasting over two decades of immersion in the Information Technology and Digital Marketing industries, Trecia offers a unique melding of technical expertise and creative flair in every project she undertakes.

Arthur Sidney

Senior Vice President
Forbes Tate Partners

Arthur Sidney Is A Law And Public Policy Professional With Nearly 25 Years Experience In The All Three Branches Of Government, Where He Currently Serves As Senior Vice President At Forbes Tate Partners. Arthur Focuses Upon Technology/Digital Services And Telecom Issues, With A Particular Focus In Antitrust, Intellectual Property, And Privacy. He Has Worked At One Of The Oldest Digital Services Associations Representing The Tech Community And Has Served As Chief Of Staff And Chief Counsel To Rep. Henry C. “Hank” Johnson, Jr. (Ga-04) And Chief Counsel And Legislative Director For Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (Tx-18) For Over A Decade Where He Advised On All Judiciary Related Matters.


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