February 20 - 25, 2017 / Miami, Florida
Blacktech Week

BlackTech Week

Celebrating Creators of Color

Blacktech Week is an immersive week long series of events that brings together the most innovative young minds, creative influences and thought leaders of color to learn from the best, exchange ideas and address common challenges through engaging workshops, thoughtful discussions, and social interchange.   This week long cultural celebration will highlight cutting-edge technologies and entrepreneurial innovation.

2015 Recap

1000+

Participants

65

Speakers & Panelist

32

Keynotes & Panels

14

Community Events

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Schedule

Day 1
Feb 15, 2016
Day 2
Feb 16, 2016
Day 3
Feb 17, 2016
Day 4
Feb 18, 2016
Day 5
Feb 19, 2016
Day 6
Feb 20, 2016

PowerMoves Early Stage Bootcamp

Social Media Influencers Lunch (Invite Only)

Eco Tech Visions+Code For America Present DISCO TECH

Morgan Stanley Disruptors Showcase

Disruptors Afterparty – Presented by Blacktech & PowerMoves

Power Moves Boot Camp/Registration Desk

The World of Music, Arts and Technology – YOUTH EVENT

Power Moves Pitch Competition #1

Morgan Stanley Series A Pitch (Pitch Comp #3)

Blacktech Week + Powermoves Opening Reception

16:00- 17:00

Registration

Derick Pearson

Welcome

Matthew Burnett

Ain’t Nobody Got Time For China

Chinedu Echeruo

Bringing Your Idea to Reality

William Crowder

Begging vs. Pitching

Chris Powell

Nobody Messing with My Cliché

Dr. Randal Pinkett

I Just Want to Be Successful

Kenny Hamilton

The Digital Civil Rights Movement

20:15- 20:20

Outro

08:00 - 10:00

Registration

Derick Pearson

Welcome

Andrew Goldner

Saved By An Angel

Birame N. Sock

Tech Posers

Clarence Wooten

I’m Way Up, I Feel Blessed

Marcus Carey

You Fancy Now

Clarence Wooten

They Weren’t Ready

Dr. Marvin Carr

Prison to Wealth

12:00 pm - 12:59 pm

Lunch

Orchadia Mclean

Afrofuturism and Today

Jeff Hoffman

Scale or Die

Michael M. Beal

What’s Next

Hartej Singh Sawhney

My POS System Is Alive

Viola Llewellyn

Is Africa a Transformer

Tristan Winters

Timbuktu’s 21st Century Gold

Jon Gosier

Data Is The Next Diva

Michael M. Beal

Data is On Fleek

15:43 - 15:58

Break

Derick Pearson

Welcome

Moses Asom

Billions of Reasons to Work in Asia

Women in Innovation: Women Leading the Tech Movement

Dawn Dickson

How Can My Non-Tech Business Use Technology

Tracey Jackson

Gaining A Competitive Edge With User Experience Techniques

Darian C. Hendricks

Keys to Success

17:43 - 17:45

Outro

Women Innovators: Happy Hour & Networking Reception

Spirits & Bytes

08:00 - 09:40

Black Tech Week Summit Registration

Derick Pearson

Welcome

Larry Ossei-Mensah

Being Colored is Good for Business

Livelle Collins

Getting Through Your Identity Crisis

Patent & Intellectual Property: Protecting your Assets

Sian A. Morson

Your App Sucks

Melissa James

The Art of Winning a Tech Interview

Ariel Lopez

MoreThanCode: Breaking into Tech as a Non Engineer

Livelle Collins

HIT ME WITH YOUR BEST SHOT Q&A

12:00 pm - 12:59 pm

Lunch

Derick Pearson

Welcome

Israel Idonije
Leslie Miley

Why I Left Twitter

Dr. Thomas Mensah

A Real Life Legend Walks Among Us

Armando Seay

The Skinny on Starting and Maintaining a Cyber Security Agency

Chris Carthern

Securing Super Power’s Ain’t Easy

Lance Lucas

Tackling the Cyber Security Gap

Kellep Charles

Be Easy Bloggers, And Have No Worries!

James Ball

The realest Cipher Around

15:13 - 15:30

Break

Derick Pearson

Welcome

Jordan “ProoFy” Cannon
Rodney Williams

Listening for the Crystal Clear Unheard

Darold Hamlin

The Bio & Digital Health Revolution

Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez
George E. Curry

Emerge: Building a Magazine Empire

18:05 - 18:10

Outro

Dr. Yvonne Johnson

Women’s Innovation Brunch

2016 Speakers

Tuesday

A. Randolph

Urban, Soul, Artist, Producer, Engineer and Entrepreneur

Adams Fontin

Adams Fontin, Co-Founder of GoldPlay

DJ M Dilla

DJ Myke Dilla

Lex Pierre Louis

Lex Pierre Louis
Lifestyle Marketing Manager
Maybach Music Group

Zeferiah

Zeferiah co-Founder of Goldplay

Wednesday

Aurelia Crews

Director at Rokk3r Labs

Brian Brackeen

Karios / Tech Founder

Chinedu Echeruo

CEO & Founder • Gigameet.com
Partner • Constant Capital Partners

Chris Powell

Chief Executive Officer for BlackbookHR

Dr. Randal Pinkett

Chairman and CEO BCT Partners

Giovanni Turner Esq.

Lecturer - University of Miami

Kenny Hamilton

Managing Partner CSH Group

Matthew Burnett

Co-Founder • Maker's Row

Troy E. Wright

Executive Director of the Trayvon Martin Foundation

Valerie L. Patterson

Clinical Associate Professor

William Crowder

Managing Director at DreamIt Ventures

Thursday

Andrew Goldner

Founding Partner of GrowthX

Andrew Maywah

Project Leader at GO Scale Capital

Birame N. Sock

Founder of FlyScan, Inc

Clarence Wooten

founder of VentureFund.io and co-founder of Progressly.com

Damola ‘D’ Omotosho

Software Developer at Intel

Darian C. Hendricks

Chairman and CEO of the Robert R. Taylor Network, Inc.

Dawn Dickson

Founder and CEO of Flat Out of Heels

Derick Pearson

Co-Founder of Black Tech Week, Author, Social Entrepreneur

Dr. Marvin Carr

Policy Advisor - The White House

Eunice Cofie

Founder, Chief Executive Officer, and Chief Chemist of Nuekie

Evan Rose

Managing Partner at Rose Digital

Felecia Hatcher

Black Tech Week Founder, Author, & Entrepreneur

Frederick Hutson

Founder/CEO of P​igeonly

Giovanni Turner Esq.

Lecturer - University of Miami

Hartej Singh Sawhney

CEO/Founder of Zuldi & Tenth Gate Music

Jeff Hoffman

Co-Founder of Priceline

Jon Gosier

MetaLayer / Tech Founder
Investor • Developer

Joycelyn Brown

Managing Partner at Brown Intellectual Property Law Firm

Justin A. Washington

QA Engineer • Snapchat, Inc

Kenny Hamilton

Managing Partner CSH Group

Lisa Jones Johnson

CEO • YourPRZ

Marcus Carey

Investment Analyst with SVB Capital

Maurice Young – Trick Daddy

Music Artist & Entrepreneur

Michael Hall

Digital Grass • Founder

Moses Asom

CEO of Panovel

Nabyl Charania

CEO at Rokk3r Labs

Newton Sanon

President and CEO OIC of Broward County

Orchadia Mclean

Social Media Manager

Phillip Agnew

Executive Director and Founder of the Dream Defenders

Steven V. Moll

Vice Provost of FIU’s Biscayne Bay Campus

Friday

Ariel Lopez

Founder 20/20Shift

Armando Seay

Founder & Senior Executive VP of Ross Technologies

Bryan Smiley

Digital Media Consultant

Chris Carthern

senior network engineer for the United States Department of Defense

Dan Miller

Co-Founder of Level

Darold Hamlin

Founding partner of the Emerging Technology Consortium

Delane Parnell

Head of Retail at Rocket Fiber

Derick Pearson

Co-Founder of Black Tech Week, Author, Social Entrepreneur

Dr. Thomas Mensah

Founder & CEO Georgia Aerospace Systems

Felecia Hatcher

Black Tech Week Founder, Author, & Entrepreneur

George E. Curry

Founder of Emerge Magazine, Previous Editor-in-Chief of National Newspaper Publishers Association

Israel Idonije

Israel Idonije
Founder
AskTheDoctor.com, Blessed Communion, Athlitacomics

James Ball

Chief Information Security Officer at HackMiami

Jordan “ProoFy” Cannon

Professional Call of Duty Player

Josie Goytisolo

Codella / Tech Founder

Kellep Charles

Creator and Executive Editor of SecurityOrb

Lance Lucas

CEO • Digit All Systems

Larry Ossei-Mensah

Cofounder of Artnoir
Manager of Social Activation and Innovation for Viacom
co-Founder The Medium Group

Leslie Miley

Engineering Manager at Twitter

Livelle Collins

Founder/Director of Strategy at The Vanguarde Craft & Creative

Matt Haggman

Program Director • Knight Foundation

Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez

Carlos A. Gimenez
Mayor of Miami-Dade County

Mayor Oliver G. Gilbert III

Mayor Oliver G. Gilbert III

MAYOR WAYNE M. MESSAM

MAYOR WAYNE M. MESSAM

Melissa James

President and CEO of The Tech Connection

Rodney Williams

Founder & CEO of Lisnr

Rony Abovitz

Rony Abovitz
Founder, President & Ceo
of Magic Leap

Saif Y. Ishoof,

Vice President of office engagement

Sian A. Morson

CEO Kollective Mobile

Willie Logan

Founder of Opa-locka Community Development Corp.

Saturday

Dr. Yvonne Johnson

Co-Medical Director of the Emergency Department
Director of the Heart Attack Unit
at South Miami Hospital

Felecia Hatcher

Black Tech Week Founder, Author, & Entrepreneur

Jewel Burks

CO-FOUNDER/CEO • PartPic

Kathryn Finney

Founder and Managing Director of digitalundivided (DID)

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