BTW 2016

Black Tech Week Speakers

Wilameana Jones

Host of The Wilameana Jones Experience

Nabyl Charania

CEO at Rokk3r Labs

Lance Lucas

Founder and CEO of Digit All Systems

Aurelia Crews

Director at Rokk3r Labs

Justin A. Washington

QA Engineer • Snapchat, Inc

Lex Pierre Louis

Lex Pierre Louis
Lifestyle Marketing Manager
Maybach Music Group

Kenny Hamilton

Managing Partner CSH Group

Livelle Collins

Founder/Director of Strategy at The Vanguarde Craft & Creative

Kathryn Finney

Founder and Managing Director of digitalundivided (DID)

Lisa Jones Johnson


Giovanni Turner Esq.

Lecturer - University of Miami

Willie Logan

Founder of Opa-locka Community Development Corp.

Chris Carthern

senior network engineer for the United States Department of Defense

Evan Rose

Managing Partner at Rose Digital

Clarence Wooten

founder of and co-founder of

Damola ‘D’ Omotosho

Software Developer at Intel

Moses Asom

CEO of Panovel

Armando Seay

CEO Dovestech LLC & Executive Director Greater Baltimore Cares Mentoring Movement

Marcus Carey

Investment Analyst with SVB Capital

Dr. Randal Pinkett

Chairman and CEO BCT Partners

Andrew Goldner

Founding Partner of GrowthX

Valerie L. Patterson

Clinical Associate Professor



Israel Idonije

Israel Idonije
Founder, Blessed Communion, Athlitacomics

Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez

Carlos A. Gimenez
Mayor of Miami-Dade County

Saif Y. Ishoof,

Vice President of office engagement

Frederick Hutson

Founder/CEO of P​igeonly

Viola Llewellyn

Co-Founder and Global COO of Ovamba

Dr. Yvonne Johnson

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

Michael M. Beal

Managing Member of Data Capital Management

Andrew Maywah

Project Leader at GO Scale Capital

Kellep Charles

Creator and Executive Editor of SecurityOrb

Rony Abovitz

Rony Abovitz
Founder, President & Ceo
of Magic Leap

Troy E. Wright

Executive Director of the Trayvon Martin Foundation

James Ball

Chief Information Security Officer at HackMiami

Phillip Agnew

Executive Director and Founder of the Dream Defenders

Larry Ossei-Mensah

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

Tristan Winters

Business Development Manager at iceCUBED

Jon Gosier

MetaLayer / Tech Founder
Investor • Developer

Chris Powell

Chief Executive Officer for BlackbookHR

DJ M Dilla

DJ Myke Dilla

Dan Miller

Co-Founder of Level

Jewel Burks


Birame N. Sock

Founder of FlyScan, Inc

Chinedu Echeruo

CEO & Founder •
Partner • Constant Capital Partners

Orchadia Mclean

Social Media Manager

Yvonne Johnson, M.D.

Baptist Health of South Florida

William Crowder

Managing Director at DreamIt Ventures

Dr. Thomas Mensah

Founder & CEO Georgia Aerospace Systems


Zeferiah co-Founder of Goldplay

Bryan Smiley

Digital Media Consultant

Steven V. Moll

Vice Provost of FIU’s Biscayne Bay Campus

Joycelyn Brown

Managing Partner at Brown Intellectual Property Law Firm

Ted Lucas

Founder of Slip-N-Slide Records

Darold Hamlin

Founding partner of the Emerging Technology Consortium

Derick Pearson

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

Matt Haggman

Program Director • Knight Foundation

Hartej Singh Sawhney

CEO/Founder of Zuldi & Tenth Gate Music

Dawn Dickson

Founder and CEO of Flat Out of Heels

Jordan “ProoFy” Cannon

Professional Call of Duty Player

Darian C. Hendricks

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

Josie Goytisolo

Codella / Tech Founder

Jeff Hoffman

Co-Founder of Priceline

Michael Hall

Digital Grass • Founder

Rodney Williams

Founder & CEO of Lisnr

Leslie Miley

Director of Engineering at Slack

Adams Fontin

Adams Fontin, Co-Founder of GoldPlay

Ariel Lopez

Founder 20/20Shift

Sian A. Morson

CEO Kollective Mobile

Eunice Cofie

Founder, Chief Executive Officer, and Chief Chemist of Nuekie

Melissa James

President and CEO of The Tech Connection

Mayor Oliver G. Gilbert III

Mayor Oliver G. Gilbert III

Felecia Hatcher

Black Tech Week Founder, Author, & Entrepreneur

Dr. Marvin Carr

Policy Advisor - The White House

Matthew Burnett

Co-Founder • Maker's Row

Valerie Complex

Writer & Critic

Mary Spio

PRESIDENT & FOUNDER • Next Galaxy Corp

A. Randolph

Urban, Soul, Artist, Producer, Engineer and Entrepreneur

Delane Parnell

Head of Retail at Rocket Fiber

George E. Curry

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