About Deena

Deena McKay is a technologist, speaker, and podcaster who thrives at the intersection of tech, interviewing, and being real.

Deena works as an Enterprise Architect at a financial firm in Chicago, IL. In her role she assists in guiding the process of planning and designing the capabilities of the enterprise in order to meet desired organizational objectives.

After working in the tech industry for over 10 years she decided to use her voice and create Black Tech Unplugged, highlights Blacks who innovate and work in the tech industry. Deena started Black Tech Unplugged as a way for people of color to hear the stories of people who looked like them and worked in the tech industry. She also wanted to share tips and advice for those trying to get into the industry. You can find out more about Black Tech Unplugged on the website, Apple Podcasts, or Soundcloud.


But who would’ve thought the girl that to be an athletic trainer would end up working in tech? Yes you read that right Deena wanted to be an athletic trainer in college, but that quickly changed. She always had a passion for tech and always had the latest gadgets so she decided to make that her career. When she’s not doing anything tech related she loves to travel and is a huge foodie!

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