Television Appearances

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

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 F. Smith 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 joins CBS This Morning

On CBS This Morning, Smith discusses how the Paycheck Protection Program can provide financial help for minority-owned small businesses, and one company that’s doing just that.

Robert F. Smith talks about the impact of Coronavirus on communities of color.

Robert F. Smith joined Chuck Todd on NBC’s Meet the Press to discuss the devastating toll coronavirus has had on communities of color, and how new software can help increase Payment Protection Program loans to minority-owned businesses.

Robert F. Smith Discusses the Paycheck Protection Program

Robert F. Smith joined CNBC Squawk Box with Andrew Ross Sorkin to discuss the Paycheck Protection Program, and how his company can help ensure funds reach minority-owned small businesses.

Robert Smith Speaks with CNBC from Davos

Andrew Ross Sorkin (CNBC) talks with Robert F. Smith, CEO of Vista Equity Partners, about the impacts of technology on wealth and income disparity at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Smith is a long-standing proponent of the World Economic Forum. He has been invited to speak at a variety of sessions and interviews at the annual meeting over the years.