As a businessman, engineer, and philanthropist, Robert F. Smith has been invited to speak on a wide range of issues.

Robert R. Smith’s MSNBC India Conversation Hits on Digital Equity

Robert F. Smith participated in a discussion on MSNBC India, with Rev. Al Sharpton, about the state of accessible technology, specifically broadband in the United States. In this clip the subject under discussion is the lack of broadband in cities affecting urban minorities. The topic closed on President Biden’s infrastructure bill and how it could close the digital divide.

Robert R. Smith on MSNBC India Advocates for Broadband Solutions

Robert F. Smith spoke on MSNBC India, with others including Rev. Al Sharpton, advocating for a solution wherein private and public sectors to work together to close the digital divide facing students and workers in the U.S. Smith talks about providing affordable quality access to broadband for all.

Robert F. Smith speaks with The Breakfast Club About Providing Small Business Relief Through New Software

The Breakfast Club invited Smith to speak about how new software can help minority-owned small businesses more easily access the Payment Protection Program funds to secure much-needed relief for their business impacted by coronavirus.

InternX Fireside Chat with Robert F. Smith and John Donovan

In a fireside chat at the InternX launch, Robert F. Smith and John Donovan discuss the importance of mentoring and investing in the next generation.

Robert F. Smith | Columbia Black Business Students Association’s ELEVATE Conference

Robert F. Smith spoke to students at his Alma Mater, Columbia Business School, at the Columbia Black Business Students Association’s ELEVATE Conference on March 25, 2017. Smith, who received his MBA from Columbia in 1994, spoke with Darius Grant (‘17) about his career path and the opportunities that are available to students who are graduating and entering the workforce today.