BTW 2016

Black Tech Week Speakers

Darold Hamlin

Founding partner of the Emerging Technology Consortium

Chris Powell

Chief Executive Officer for BlackbookHR

Ytasha Womack


Orchadia Mclean

Social Media Manager

Saif Y. Ishoof,

Vice President of office engagement

Felecia Hatcher

Black Tech Week Founder, Author, & Entrepreneur

Brian Brackeen

Karios / Tech Founder

Hartej Singh Sawhney

CEO/Founder of Zuldi & Tenth Gate Music

Josie Goytisolo

Codella / Tech Founder

Livelle Collins

Founder/Director of Strategy at The Vanguarde Craft & Creative

Israel Idonije

Israel Idonije
Founder, Blessed Communion, Athlitacomics

Bryan Smiley

Digital Media Consultant

Darian C. Hendricks

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

Lance Lucas

Founder and CEO of Digit All Systems

Justin A. Washington

QA Engineer • Snapchat, Inc

Frederick Hutson

Founder/CEO of P​igeonly

Jewel Burks


Armando Seay

CEO Dovestech LLC & Executive Director Greater Baltimore Cares Mentoring Movement

Ebony Pope

Leadership Development Associate at Village Capital

Steven V. Moll

Vice Provost of FIU’s Biscayne Bay Campus

Tristan Winters

Business Development Manager at iceCUBED

Melissa James

President and CEO of The Tech Connection

Lex Pierre Louis

Lex Pierre Louis
Lifestyle Marketing Manager
Maybach Music Group

Andrew Goldner

Founding Partner of GrowthX

Larry Ossei-Mensah

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

Matthew Burnett

Co-Founder • Maker's Row

Eunice Cofie

Founder, Chief Executive Officer, and Chief Chemist of Nuekie

Michael Hall

Digital Grass • Founder

Marcus Carey

Investment Analyst with SVB Capital

Vann R. Newkirk II

Co-Founder and co-Chief Scribe of Seven Scribes

Rodney Williams

Founder & CEO of Lisnr

Evan Rose

Managing Partner at Rose Digital

Delane Parnell

Head of Retail at Rocket Fiber

Troy E. Wright

Executive Director of the Trayvon Martin Foundation

Dr. Marvin Carr

Policy Advisor - The White House

George E. Curry

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

Phillip Agnew

Executive Director and Founder of the Dream Defenders

Clarence Wooten

founder of and co-founder of

Leslie Miley

Director of Engineering at Slack

Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez

Carlos A. Gimenez
Mayor of Miami-Dade County

Jordan “ProoFy” Cannon

Professional Call of Duty Player

Kellep Charles

Creator and Executive Editor of SecurityOrb

Yvonne Johnson, M.D.

Baptist Health of South Florida

Dawn Dickson

Founder and CEO of Flat Out of Heels

Michael M. Beal

Managing Member of Data Capital Management

Jon Gosier

MetaLayer / Tech Founder
Investor • Developer

James Ball

Chief Information Security Officer at HackMiami

Mary Spio

PRESIDENT & FOUNDER • Next Galaxy Corp

Ariel Lopez

Founder 20/20Shift

A. Randolph

Urban, Soul, Artist, Producer, Engineer and Entrepreneur

Andrew Maywah

Project Leader at GO Scale Capital

Ted Lucas

Founder of Slip-N-Slide Records

Birame N. Sock

Founder of FlyScan, Inc

Dr. Randal Pinkett

Chairman and CEO BCT Partners

Giovanni Turner Esq.

Lecturer - University of Miami

Jeff Hoffman

Co-Founder of Priceline

Wilameana Jones

Host of The Wilameana Jones Experience

Damola ‘D’ Omotosho

Software Developer at Intel

DJ M Dilla

DJ Myke Dilla

Valerie L. Patterson

Clinical Associate Professor

Aurelia Crews

Director at Rokk3r Labs

Viola Llewellyn

Co-Founder and Global COO of Ovamba

Adams Fontin

Adams Fontin, Co-Founder of GoldPlay


Zeferiah co-Founder of Goldplay

Rony Abovitz

Rony Abovitz
Founder, President & Ceo
of Magic Leap

Valerie Complex

Writer & Critic

Derick Pearson

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

Kathryn Finney

Founder and Managing Director of digitalundivided (DID)

Newton Sanon

President and CEO OIC of Broward County



Dan Miller

Co-Founder of Level

Chinedu Echeruo

CEO & Founder •
Partner • Constant Capital Partners

Lisa Jones Johnson


Dr. Yvonne Johnson

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

Mayor Oliver G. Gilbert III

Mayor Oliver G. Gilbert III

Chris Carthern

senior network engineer for the United States Department of Defense

Willie Logan

Founder of Opa-locka Community Development Corp.

Sian A. Morson

CEO Kollective Mobile

Matt Haggman

Program Director • Knight Foundation

William Crowder

Managing Director at DreamIt Ventures