BTW 2015

Our 2015 Black Tech Week Speakers

Malou Harrison

President, MDC North Campus

Helen Aguirre

Bilingual Journalist

Matthew Burnett

Co-Founder • Maker's Row

Pandwe Gibson, PhD

Executive Director • Ecotech Vision

Mariana Rego

South Florida Coordinator, LaunchCode & Co-Founder, Design Thinking

Faquiry Diaz Cala

President & CEO, Tres Mares Group

Kevin V. Michael

Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Invizio, LLC

H. Leigh Toney

Executive Director • Miami Dade College

Emmanuel Pratt

Co-founder of the Sweet Water Foundation

Mandela Schumacher-Hodge

Director of Education for Entrepreneurs at UPGlobal

Mary Spio

PRESIDENT & FOUNDER • Next Galaxy Corp

Felecia Hatcher

Black Tech Week Founder, Author, & Entrepreneur

Brian Brackeen

Karios / Tech Founder

Dwayne Johnson

Co-founder •  ScaleUp Partners, LLC

Joycelyn Brown

Managing Partner at Brown Intellectual Property Law Firm

Derick Pearson

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

Damon J. Batiste

Founder of the New Orleans South Africa Connection (NOSACONN)

Dominique Broadway

Financial Planner

Lisa Jones Johnson


Stonly Baptise / Tech Founder • Investor

Matthew A. Pigatt

Author of The Academic Hustle

Lisa-Mae Williams, RN, MSN

Director, Telehealth & eICU

Jaret Davis

Shareholder, GreenbergTrauig

Chinedu Echeruo

CEO & Founder •
Partner • Constant Capital Partners

Camila Souza

Writer and Community Manager for Tech.Co

Aurelia Crews

Director at Rokk3r Labs

Matt Haggman

Program Director • Knight Foundation

Jon Gosier

MetaLayer / Tech Founder
Investor • Developer

Kanyi Maqubela

Kanyi Maqubela • Venture Capitalist

Mark Entwistle

Founding Partner of Acasta Capital

Mike Green

Co-founder •  ScaleUp Partners, LLC

Andre Kay

CEO and Founder of Sociallybuzz

Barron Channer

CEO, BACH Real Estate

Johnathan Holifield

Co-founder •  ScaleUp Partners, LLC

Ingrid Riley

Executive Director of Connectimass and Founder of Kingston BETA

Lisandra Rickards


Marc Gauthier

Founder • Fruit of Life Organics

Jewel Burks


Rolando Annillo

Corporate Counsel at Florida Crystals Corp

Patrice Wright-Lewis

Co-Founder and CEO • Gateway Software Development

Brian Dixon

Venture Capitalist • Kapor Capital

John Lewis

Global Chief Diversity Officer for The Coca-Cola Company

Josie Goytisolo

Codella / Tech Founder

Rafael Gonzaque

Senior Software Engineer • Makers Row

Diane Freaney

Rooted Investments • Founder

Justin A. Washington

QA Engineer • Snapchat, Inc

Delane Parnell

Head of Retail at Rocket Fiber

Michael Hall

Digital Grass • Founder

Tracey Jackson

User Experience Designer

Lance Lucas

Founder and CEO of Digit All Systems

Roy Clay Sr.

Founder and CEO • ROD-L

Charleson Bell

Chief Executive Officer • BioNanovations Corporation

Torian Ellis

Principal • Torian Ellis

A. Randolph

Urban, Soul, Artist, Producer, Engineer and Entrepreneur

Jumaane N’Namdi

N'Namdi Contemporary • Director