Inspiration Awards 2011.
Through Inspiration Awards 2011, Oakland Digital recognizes and honors prominent local Bay Area pioneers who have made substantial contributions to the community at large through their innovation and dedication in their chosen fields of: 1) business, 2) artistic creativity, and 3) technology.
MC Hammer: Known primarily for his music career, MC Hammer is the driving force behind WireDoo – a “deep search” engine. We are honoring MC Hammer for his business-centric re-invention.
Goapele: A current Billboard 200 artist from Oakland, we’re honoring Goapele for artistic contribution to the community and the inspiration she provides through her music.
Alex Bernstein: Former NFL player, and Co-Founder of NorthSocial, we’re honoring Alex for his technological contribution to the community.
MISTRESS OF CEREMONIES:
Barbara Rodgers: Seven time Emmy award winner and Bay Area broadcasting legend.