Here’s Who You Will Meet at TechConneXt

Here’s Who You Will Meet at TechConneXt

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

Tech Executives


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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