BTW 2016

Black Tech Week Speakers

Livelle Collins

Founder/Director of Strategy at The Vanguarde Craft & Creative

Justin A. Washington

QA Engineer • Snapchat, Inc

Vann R. Newkirk II

Co-Founder and co-Chief Scribe of Seven Scribes

Mary Spio

PRESIDENT & FOUNDER • Next Galaxy Corp

Dawn Dickson

Founder and CEO of Flat Out of Heels

William Crowder

Managing Director at DreamIt Ventures

Chris Powell

Chief Executive Officer for BlackbookHR

Willie Logan

Founder of Opa-locka Community Development Corp.

Chris Carthern

senior network engineer for the United States Department of Defense

Jewel Burks


Andrew Goldner

Founding Partner of GrowthX

Damola ‘D’ Omotosho

Software Developer at Intel

Armando Seay

CEO Dovestech LLC & Executive Director Greater Baltimore Cares Mentoring Movement

Troy E. Wright

Executive Director of the Trayvon Martin Foundation

Bryan Smiley

Digital Media Consultant

Clarence Wooten

founder of and co-founder of

Rodney Williams

Founder & CEO of Lisnr

Leslie Miley

Director of Engineering at Slack

Steven V. Moll

Vice Provost of FIU’s Biscayne Bay Campus

Phillip Agnew

Executive Director and Founder of the Dream Defenders

Felecia Hatcher

Black Tech Week Founder, Author, & Entrepreneur

Eunice Cofie

Founder, Chief Executive Officer, and Chief Chemist of Nuekie

Dr. Thomas Mensah

Founder & CEO Georgia Aerospace Systems

Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez

Carlos A. Gimenez
Mayor of Miami-Dade County

Rony Abovitz

Rony Abovitz
Founder, President & Ceo
of Magic Leap

Hartej Singh Sawhney

CEO/Founder of Zuldi & Tenth Gate Music

Aurelia Crews

Director at Rokk3r Labs

Dr. Randal Pinkett

Chairman and CEO BCT Partners

Giovanni Turner Esq.

Lecturer - University of Miami

Adams Fontin

Adams Fontin, Co-Founder of GoldPlay

DJ M Dilla

DJ Myke Dilla

Ted Lucas

Founder of Slip-N-Slide Records

Israel Idonije

Israel Idonije
Founder, Blessed Communion, Athlitacomics

Larry Ossei-Mensah

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

Viola Llewellyn

Co-Founder and Global COO of Ovamba

Lex Pierre Louis

Lex Pierre Louis
Lifestyle Marketing Manager
Maybach Music Group

Valerie Complex

Writer & Critic

Matthew Burnett

Co-Founder • Maker's Row

Newton Sanon

President and CEO OIC of Broward County

Joycelyn Brown

Managing Partner at Brown Intellectual Property Law Firm

Jon Gosier

MetaLayer / Tech Founder
Investor • Developer

Jordan “ProoFy” Cannon

Professional Call of Duty Player

Lisa Jones Johnson


Darold Hamlin

Founding partner of the Emerging Technology Consortium

Ariel Lopez

Founder 20/20Shift

Lance Lucas

Founder and CEO of Digit All Systems

Yvonne Johnson, M.D.

Baptist Health of South Florida

Marcus Carey

Investment Analyst with SVB Capital

Kellep Charles

Creator and Executive Editor of SecurityOrb

Wilameana Jones

Host of The Wilameana Jones Experience

James Ball

Chief Information Security Officer at HackMiami

Dr. Marvin Carr

Policy Advisor - The White House

Chinedu Echeruo

CEO & Founder •
Partner • Constant Capital Partners

Dan Miller

Co-Founder of Level

Dr. Yvonne Johnson

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

Tristan Winters

Business Development Manager at iceCUBED

Jeff Hoffman

Co-Founder of Priceline

Michael M. Beal

Managing Member of Data Capital Management

Melissa James

President and CEO of The Tech Connection

Michael Hall

Digital Grass • Founder

Brian Brackeen

Karios / Tech Founder

Frederick Hutson

Founder/CEO of P​igeonly

Kenny Hamilton

Managing Partner CSH Group

Nabyl Charania

CEO at Rokk3r Labs

Josie Goytisolo

Codella / Tech Founder

Saif Y. Ishoof,

Vice President of office engagement



Derick Pearson

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

Ytasha Womack


Kathryn Finney

Founder and Managing Director of digitalundivided (DID)

Delane Parnell

Head of Retail at Rocket Fiber

Orchadia Mclean

Social Media Manager

Ebony Pope

Leadership Development Associate at Village Capital

Evan Rose

Managing Partner at Rose Digital

Darian C. Hendricks

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

George E. Curry

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

Birame N. Sock

Founder of FlyScan, Inc

Matt Haggman

Program Director • Knight Foundation

Moses Asom

CEO of Panovel

A. Randolph

Urban, Soul, Artist, Producer, Engineer and Entrepreneur