BTW 2015

Our 2015 Black Tech Week Speakers

Marc Gauthier

Founder • Fruit of Life Organics

Lisa-Mae Williams, RN, MSN

Director, Telehealth & eICU

H. Leigh Toney

Executive Director • Miami Dade College

Justin A. Washington

QA Engineer • Snapchat, Inc

Barron Channer

CEO, BACH Real Estate

Emmanuel Pratt

Co-founder of the Sweet Water Foundation

David Banner

Grammy Award winning Music Producer, Recording Artist, Philanthropist, & Activist

Brian Dixon

Venture Capitalist • Kapor Capital

Rolando Annillo

Corporate Counsel at Florida Crystals Corp

Kanyi Maqubela

Kanyi Maqubela • Venture Capitalist

A. Randolph

Urban, Soul, Artist, Producer, Engineer and Entrepreneur

Ingrid Riley

Executive Director of Connectimass and Founder of Kingston BETA

Mandela Schumacher-Hodge

Director of Education for Entrepreneurs at UPGlobal

Matthew Burnett

Co-Founder • Maker's Row

Tracey Jackson

User Experience Designer

Torian Ellis

Principal • Torian Ellis

Rafael Gonzaque

Senior Software Engineer • Makers Row

Stonly Baptise / Tech Founder • Investor

Jaret Davis

Shareholder, GreenbergTrauig

Jumaane N’Namdi

N'Namdi Contemporary • Director

Jon Gosier

MetaLayer / Tech Founder
Investor • Developer

Joycelyn Brown

Managing Partner at Brown Intellectual Property Law Firm

Lisa Jones Johnson


Faquiry Diaz Cala

President & CEO, Tres Mares Group

Charleson Bell

Chief Executive Officer • BioNanovations Corporation

Eric Osiakwan

Angel Africa / Advisor
Investor • Tech Founder

Aurelia Crews

Director at Rokk3r Labs

Dwayne Johnson

Co-founder •  ScaleUp Partners, LLC

Tanya Menendez

Co-Founder • Maker's Row

Andre Kay

CEO and Founder of Sociallybuzz

Camila Souza

Writer and Community Manager for Tech.Co

Lisandra Rickards


Roy Clay Sr.

Founder and CEO • ROD-L

Malou Harrison

President, MDC North Campus

Mary Spio

PRESIDENT & FOUNDER • Next Galaxy Corp

John Lewis

Global Chief Diversity Officer for The Coca-Cola Company

Lance Lucas

Founder and CEO of Digit All Systems

Brian Brackeen

Karios, CEO and Founder

Pandwe Gibson, PhD

Executive Director • Ecotech Vision

Jewel Burks


Diane Freaney

Rooted Investments • Founder

Helen Aguirre

Bilingual Journalist

Damon J. Batiste

Founder of the New Orleans South Africa Connection (NOSACONN)

Mariana Rego

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

Patrice Wright-Lewis

Co-Founder and CEO • Gateway Software Development

Derick Pearson

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

Matthew A. Pigatt

Author of The Academic Hustle

Chinedu Echeruo

CEO & Founder •
Partner • Constant Capital Partners

Dominique Broadway

Financial Planner

Delane Parnell

Head of Retail at Rocket Fiber

Felecia Hatcher

Black Tech Week Founder, Author, & Entrepreneur

Mark Entwistle

Founding Partner of Acasta Capital

Johnathan Holifield

Co-founder •  ScaleUp Partners, LLC

Kevin V. Michael

Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Invizio, LLC

Michael Hall

Digital Grass • Founder