In today’s world, technology is everywhere.  As an early proponent of technology, Roy L. Clay has become known to some as the godfather of black Silicon Valley for helping break down barriers for African Americans in technology. His recruitment and development of talent has helped usher in the next generation of black technology innovators.
Mr. Clay was a key figure in the development of Hewlett-Packard’s computer divisions. Mr. Clay led the team that engineered HP’s entrance into the computer market with the development of the 2116A computer in 1966.
Currently, he is the CEO of ROD-L Electronics, the world leader in electrical safety testing equipment.  IT has become one of the largest professions for African Americans in part the result of Roy Clay’s leadership in the industry and his local community.