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Michael Ward Jr.

President & Chief Executive Officer

  • Michael Ward Jr - LinkedIn

Michael Ward Jr. is a social entrepreneur creating solutions to improve technology, workforce development, and economic empowerment. Originally from Miami, FL, Michael began his tech career at Oracle in Sales and Marketing for cloud and on-premise technologies. While focusing on front and back-end technology solutions, Michael also led Oracle’s Black employee resource group in order to enhance the recruitment, engagement, and upward mobility of Oracle’s Black employees. 


Currently, Michael is the President and CEO at Austin Urban Technology Movement (AUTMHQ). He is also the Co-Founder of TwoWards Solutions, Co-Hosts Culture Crawl ATX, a member of the Greater Austin STEM Ecosystem Advisory Council, and Board Member of the University of Texas at Austin Cockrell School of Engineering and the Texas Science and Engineering Fair. Michael is also a community partner of the IT Caucus of the Texas House and actively engaged in the community.


Before starting his tech career and entrepreneurship journey, Michael earned a degree in International Relations at Miami Dade College and two degrees in Political Science and Global Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.


Michael is happily married, a father of two, a Miami Heat and Tar Heel fan, and a lover of good food made with love.

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