Black Enterprise’s TechConneXt Technology Summit is a two-day technology festival of discussions, workshops, tech demos, and more. Taking place October 10-11, at the San Francisco Marriott Waterfront Hotel in Burlingame, C.A., TechConneXT will feature a bevy of influencers, investors, entrepreneurs, and other black superstars in technology for you to meet and gain insight and draw inspiration.
Here’s who you can expect to meet at TechConneXt:
Tech Founders and Entrepreneurs
Brian Brackeen: founder and CEO, Kairos
Rodney Williams: founder and CEO, LISNR
Aisha Bowe: CEO and co-founder, STEMBoard
Stewart Butterfield: founder and CEO, Slack
Jerry Nemorin: founder and CEO, LendStreet
Ryan Leslie: CEO and co-founder of Disruptive Multimedia; recording star and producer
Leading Tech Industry Analysts and Experts
Lynne d Johnson: technology journalist, content creator, and digital strategist (Ebony contributor)
Ramon Ray: entrepreneur, speaker, small business expert and advisor
Megan Rose Dickey: reporter covering tech and diversity at TechCrunch
DeRay McKesson: Baltimore mayoral candidate and activist
Johnetta Elzie: activist
Rodney Adkins: president, 3Ram Group L.L.C.
Stacy Brown-Philpot: CEO, TaskRabbit
Brian Tippens: VP and CDO, HP Enterprise
Ime Archibong: director of Strategic Partnerships, Facebook
Kirk McDonald: president, PubMatic
Dele Oladapo: VP and CIO, Prudential Financial
Ty Ahmad-Taylor: CEO, THX Ltd.
Julian Waits: president and CEO, PivotPoint Risk Analytics
Academics, Engineers, and Computer Scientists
Devon Bryan: executive vice president and chief information security officer, The Federal Reserve; president, International Consortium of Minority Cybersecurity Professionals (ICMCP)
Renee Forney: acting deputy chief information officer of cybersecurity, U.S. Department of Energy
Dr. Dorian Walker: MSNBC contributor; board chair of The Center for Community Change; fellow at the Roosevelt Institute
Dr. Hadiyah-Nicole Green: physicist and assistant professor for the Department of Physiology at Morehouse School of Medicine
Terrence Southern: robotics and automation engineer, GE Global Research
Dr. Ashitey Trebi-Ollennu: robotics engineer, NASA
Laura Teclemariam: engineer and product manager, EA
Student hackers from the top STEM programs in the HBCUs will also be in attendance, along with representatives from top companies sponsoring the event, including Toyota, LinkedIn, Prudential, EMC, AT&T, FedEx, Microsoft, and more!
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