BTW 2016

Black Tech Week Speakers

Birame N. Sock

Founder of FlyScan, Inc

Derick Pearson

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

Rodney Williams

Founder & CEO of Lisnr

Darian C. Hendricks

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

Newton Sanon

President and CEO OIC of Broward County

Brian Brackeen

Karios, CEO and Founder

Valerie Complex

Writer & Critic

Michael M. Beal

Managing Member of Data Capital Management

Giovanni Turner Esq.

Lecturer - University of Miami

Andrew Goldner

Founding Partner of GrowthX

Sian A. Morson

CEO Kollective Mobile

Hartej Singh Sawhney

CEO/Founder of Zuldi & Tenth Gate Music

Jeff Hoffman

Co-Founder of Priceline

Israel Idonije

Israel Idonije
Founder, Blessed Communion, Athlitacomics

Viola Llewellyn

Co-Founder and Global COO of Ovamba

Troy E. Wright

Executive Director of the Trayvon Martin Foundation

Lisa Jones Johnson


Bryan Smiley

Digital Media Consultant

Michael Hall

Digital Grass • Founder

Lance Lucas

Founder and CEO of Digit All Systems

Orchadia Mclean

Social Media Manager

James Ball

Chief Information Security Officer at HackMiami

Josie Goytisolo

Codella / Tech Founder

Dr. Yvonne Johnson

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

Aurelia Crews

Director at Rokk3r Labs

Jewel Burks


Dr. Marvin Carr

Policy Advisor - The White House

Moses Asom

CEO of Panovel

William Crowder

Managing Director at DreamIt Ventures

Chinedu Echeruo

CEO & Founder •
Partner • Constant Capital Partners

George E. Curry

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

Jordan “ProoFy” Cannon

Professional Call of Duty Player

Vann R. Newkirk II

Co-Founder and co-Chief Scribe of Seven Scribes

DJ M Dilla

DJ Myke Dilla

Damola ‘D’ Omotosho

Software Developer at Intel

Darold Hamlin

Founding partner of the Emerging Technology Consortium

Livelle Collins

Founder/Director of Strategy at The Vanguarde Craft & Creative

Yvonne Johnson, M.D.

Baptist Health of South Florida

Dawn Dickson

Founder and CEO of Flat Out of Heels

Joycelyn Brown

Managing Partner at Brown Intellectual Property Law Firm

Larry Ossei-Mensah

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

Justin A. Washington

QA Engineer • Snapchat, Inc

Melissa James

President and CEO of The Tech Connection

Delane Parnell

Head of Retail at Rocket Fiber

Dr. Randal Pinkett

Chairman and CEO BCT Partners

Steven V. Moll

Vice Provost of FIU’s Biscayne Bay Campus

Phillip Agnew

Executive Director and Founder of the Dream Defenders

Tristan Winters

Business Development Manager at iceCUBED

Matthew Burnett

Co-Founder • Maker's Row

Armando Seay

CEO Dovestech LLC & Executive Director Greater Baltimore Cares Mentoring Movement

Matt Haggman

Program Director • Knight Foundation

Frederick Hutson

Founder/CEO of P​igeonly

Lex Pierre Louis

Lex Pierre Louis
Lifestyle Marketing Manager
Maybach Music Group

Chris Carthern

senior network engineer for the United States Department of Defense

Andrew Maywah

Project Leader at GO Scale Capital

Kenny Hamilton

Managing Partner CSH Group

Ebony Pope

Leadership Development Associate at Village Capital

Mary Spio

PRESIDENT & FOUNDER • Next Galaxy Corp

Jon Gosier

MetaLayer / Tech Founder
Investor • Developer

Willie Logan

Founder of Opa-locka Community Development Corp.

Eunice Cofie

Founder, Chief Executive Officer, and Chief Chemist of Nuekie

Ytasha Womack




Evan Rose

Managing Partner at Rose Digital

Wilameana Jones

Host of The Wilameana Jones Experience

Ariel Lopez

Founder 20/20Shift

Dr. Thomas Mensah

Founder & CEO Georgia Aerospace Systems

Nabyl Charania

CEO at Rokk3r Labs

Saif Y. Ishoof,

Vice President of office engagement

Leslie Miley

Director of Engineering at Slack

Mayor Oliver G. Gilbert III

Mayor Oliver G. Gilbert III

Dan Miller

Co-Founder of Level

Kellep Charles

Creator and Executive Editor of SecurityOrb

Clarence Wooten

founder of and co-founder of


Zeferiah co-Founder of Goldplay

Kathryn Finney

Founder and Managing Director of digitalundivided (DID)

Adams Fontin

Adams Fontin, Co-Founder of GoldPlay

Marcus Carey

Investment Analyst with SVB Capital

Felecia Hatcher

Black Tech Week Founder, Author, & Entrepreneur

Chris Powell

Chief Executive Officer for BlackbookHR