BTW 2016

Black Tech Week Speakers

Aurelia Crews

Director at Rokk3r Labs

Michael Hall

Digital Grass • Founder

Frederick Hutson

Founder/CEO of P​igeonly

DJ M Dilla

DJ Myke Dilla

Chinedu Echeruo

CEO & Founder •
Partner • Constant Capital Partners

James Ball

Chief Information Security Officer at HackMiami

Dr. Thomas Mensah

Founder & CEO Georgia Aerospace Systems

Matt Haggman

Program Director • Knight Foundation

Lance Lucas

Founder and CEO of Digit All Systems

Ebony Pope

Leadership Development Associate at Village Capital

Josie Goytisolo

Codella / Tech Founder

Lex Pierre Louis

Lex Pierre Louis
Lifestyle Marketing Manager
Maybach Music Group

Damola ‘D’ Omotosho

Software Developer at Intel

Phillip Agnew

Executive Director and Founder of the Dream Defenders

Andrew Maywah

Project Leader at GO Scale Capital

Birame N. Sock

Founder of FlyScan, Inc

A. Randolph

Urban, Soul, Artist, Producer, Engineer and Entrepreneur

Sian A. Morson

CEO Kollective Mobile

Moses Asom

CEO of Panovel

Vann R. Newkirk II

Co-Founder and co-Chief Scribe of Seven Scribes

Kathryn Finney

Founder and Managing Director of digitalundivided (DID)

Newton Sanon

President and CEO OIC of Broward County

Jon Gosier

MetaLayer / Tech Founder
Investor • Developer


Zeferiah co-Founder of Goldplay

Dan Miller

Co-Founder of Level

Dawn Dickson

Founder and CEO of Flat Out of Heels

Clarence Wooten

founder of and co-founder of

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

Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez

Carlos A. Gimenez
Mayor of Miami-Dade County

Dr. Randal Pinkett

Chairman and CEO BCT Partners

Andrew Goldner

Founding Partner of GrowthX

Armando Seay

CEO Dovestech LLC & Executive Director Greater Baltimore Cares Mentoring Movement

Adams Fontin

Adams Fontin, Co-Founder of GoldPlay

Saif Y. Ishoof,

Vice President of office engagement

George E. Curry

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

Eunice Cofie

Founder, Chief Executive Officer, and Chief Chemist of Nuekie

Delane Parnell

Head of Retail at Rocket Fiber

Marcus Carey

Investment Analyst with SVB Capital

Willie Logan

Founder of Opa-locka Community Development Corp.

Michael M. Beal

Managing Member of Data Capital Management

Matthew Burnett

Co-Founder • Maker's Row

Darian C. Hendricks

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

Rony Abovitz

Rony Abovitz
Founder, President & Ceo
of Magic Leap

Chris Carthern

senior network engineer for the United States Department of Defense

Justin A. Washington

QA Engineer • Snapchat, Inc

Kellep Charles

Creator and Executive Editor of SecurityOrb

Mayor Oliver G. Gilbert III

Mayor Oliver G. Gilbert III

Felecia Hatcher

Black Tech Week Founder, Author, & Entrepreneur

Jeff Hoffman

Co-Founder of Priceline

Giovanni Turner Esq.

Lecturer - University of Miami

Hartej Singh Sawhney

CEO/Founder of Zuldi & Tenth Gate Music

Derick Pearson

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

Mary Spio

PRESIDENT & FOUNDER • Next Galaxy Corp

Dr. Marvin Carr

Policy Advisor - The White House

Wilameana Jones

Host of The Wilameana Jones Experience

Yvonne Johnson, M.D.

Baptist Health of South Florida

Chris Powell

Chief Executive Officer for BlackbookHR

Brian Brackeen

Karios, CEO and Founder

Ytasha Womack


Jewel Burks


Nabyl Charania

CEO at Rokk3r Labs

Rodney Williams

Founder & CEO of Lisnr

Livelle Collins

Founder/Director of Strategy at The Vanguarde Craft & Creative

Kenny Hamilton

Managing Partner CSH Group

Evan Rose

Managing Partner at Rose Digital



William Crowder

Managing Director at DreamIt Ventures

Valerie L. Patterson

Clinical Associate Professor

Troy E. Wright

Executive Director of the Trayvon Martin Foundation

Tristan Winters

Business Development Manager at iceCUBED

Orchadia Mclean

Social Media Manager

Leslie Miley

Director of Engineering at Slack

Bryan Smiley

Digital Media Consultant

Jordan “ProoFy” Cannon

Professional Call of Duty Player

Joycelyn Brown

Managing Partner at Brown Intellectual Property Law Firm

Israel Idonije

Israel Idonije
Founder, Blessed Communion, Athlitacomics

Steven V. Moll

Vice Provost of FIU’s Biscayne Bay Campus

Ariel Lopez

Founder 20/20Shift

Lisa Jones Johnson