BTW 2016

Black Tech Week Speakers

Andrew Goldner

Founding Partner of GrowthX

Brian Brackeen

Karios, CEO and Founder

Delane Parnell

Head of Retail at Rocket Fiber

Chris Carthern

senior network engineer for the United States Department of Defense

Kellep Charles

Creator and Executive Editor of SecurityOrb

Leslie Miley

Director of Engineering at Slack

Ebony Pope

Leadership Development Associate at Village Capital

Frederick Hutson

Founder/CEO of P​igeonly

Saif Y. Ishoof,

Vice President of office engagement

Mary Spio

PRESIDENT & FOUNDER • Next Galaxy Corp

Clarence Wooten

founder of and co-founder of

Dr. Thomas Mensah

Founder & CEO Georgia Aerospace Systems


Zeferiah co-Founder of Goldplay

Newton Sanon

President and CEO OIC of Broward County

Yvonne Johnson, M.D.

Baptist Health of South Florida

Armando Seay

CEO Dovestech LLC & Executive Director Greater Baltimore Cares Mentoring Movement

Ted Lucas

Founder of Slip-N-Slide Records

Steven V. Moll

Vice Provost of FIU’s Biscayne Bay Campus

Jewel Burks


Ytasha Womack


Bryan Smiley

Digital Media Consultant

Matt Haggman

Program Director • Knight Foundation

Sian A. Morson

CEO Kollective Mobile

Dr. Randal Pinkett

Chairman and CEO BCT Partners

Josie Goytisolo

Codella / Tech Founder

Justin A. Washington

QA Engineer • Snapchat, Inc

Darold Hamlin

Founding partner of the Emerging Technology Consortium

Darian C. Hendricks

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

Chris Powell

Chief Executive Officer for BlackbookHR

Rony Abovitz

Rony Abovitz
Founder, President & Ceo
of Magic Leap

Jon Gosier

MetaLayer / Tech Founder
Investor • Developer

Felecia Hatcher

Black Tech Week Founder, Author, & Entrepreneur

Adams Fontin

Adams Fontin, Co-Founder of GoldPlay

Kenny Hamilton

Managing Partner CSH Group

Troy E. Wright

Executive Director of the Trayvon Martin Foundation

Michael M. Beal

Managing Member of Data Capital Management

Joycelyn Brown

Managing Partner at Brown Intellectual Property Law Firm

Aurelia Crews

Director at Rokk3r Labs

Mayor Oliver G. Gilbert III

Mayor Oliver G. Gilbert III

Willie Logan

Founder of Opa-locka Community Development Corp.

Hartej Singh Sawhney

CEO/Founder of Zuldi & Tenth Gate Music

Kathryn Finney

Founder and Managing Director of digitalundivided (DID)

Melissa James

President and CEO of The Tech Connection

Tristan Winters

Business Development Manager at iceCUBED

Nabyl Charania

CEO at Rokk3r Labs

Giovanni Turner Esq.

Lecturer - University of Miami

James Ball

Chief Information Security Officer at HackMiami

Moses Asom

CEO of Panovel

Wilameana Jones

Host of The Wilameana Jones Experience

Valerie L. Patterson

Clinical Associate Professor

Jordan “ProoFy” Cannon

Professional Call of Duty Player

Marcus Carey

Investment Analyst with SVB Capital

Lance Lucas

Founder and CEO of Digit All Systems

Viola Llewellyn

Co-Founder and Global COO of Ovamba

Chinedu Echeruo

CEO & Founder •
Partner • Constant Capital Partners

Vann R. Newkirk II

Co-Founder and co-Chief Scribe of Seven Scribes

Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez

Carlos A. Gimenez
Mayor of Miami-Dade County

Rodney Williams

Founder & CEO of Lisnr

Dr. Marvin Carr

Policy Advisor - The White House

George E. Curry

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

Israel Idonije

Israel Idonije
Founder, Blessed Communion, Athlitacomics

Lisa Jones Johnson


Phillip Agnew

Executive Director and Founder of the Dream Defenders

Dan Miller

Co-Founder of Level

Valerie Complex

Writer & Critic

Birame N. Sock

Founder of FlyScan, Inc

Dawn Dickson

Founder and CEO of Flat Out of Heels

Dr. Yvonne Johnson

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

Jeff Hoffman

Co-Founder of Priceline

Livelle Collins

Founder/Director of Strategy at The Vanguarde Craft & Creative

William Crowder

Managing Director at DreamIt Ventures

A. Randolph

Urban, Soul, Artist, Producer, Engineer and Entrepreneur

Derick Pearson

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

Andrew Maywah

Project Leader at GO Scale Capital

Eunice Cofie

Founder, Chief Executive Officer, and Chief Chemist of Nuekie

Lex Pierre Louis

Lex Pierre Louis
Lifestyle Marketing Manager
Maybach Music Group

Matthew Burnett

Co-Founder • Maker's Row

Damola ‘D’ Omotosho

Software Developer at Intel



Ariel Lopez

Founder 20/20Shift