AfroTech 2018:

Speakers

Design / Engineering

Quinnton Harris
Quinnton
Harris
Creative Director at Blavity
Ovetta Sampson
Ovetta
Sampson
Design Lead at IDEO
Adil Kadir
Adil
Kadir
Product Manager at Tinder
J.J. Jackson
J.J.
Jackson
Tech Lead at Cisco
Adriel Frederick
Adriel
Frederick
Pricing Product Lead at Lyft
Alfred Glover
Alfred
Glover
Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Dantley Davis
Dantley
Davis
Director of Product Design at Facebook
Jeff Nelson
Jeff
Nelson
CTO of Blavity
Aldona Clottey
Aldona
Clottey
VP of Zillow Groups Premier Agent Platform
Mariam Braimah
Mariam
Braimah
Product Design at Netflix
Christopher Clermont
Christopher
Clermont
Diversity and Inclusion Lead at WeWork
Salih Abdul-Karim
Salih
Abdul-Karim
Design Lead at AirBnb
LaSean Smith
LaSean Smith
GM at Microsoft
Rokeya Jones
Rokeya Jones
Principal Group PM Manager
Tim Allen
Tim Allen
Partner at Microsoft
Rich Smith
Rich
Smith
Senior UI Engineer at Netflix
Kyle Bailey
Kyle
Bailey
Software Engineering Manager at Airbnb
Kimberlee Archer
Kimberlee
Archer
Head of Developer Marketing at Facebook
Jared Jordan
Jared
Jordan
Software Engineering Manager at Netflix
Funmilayo Oludaiye
Funmilayo
Oludaiye
VP of Technology at Goldman Sachs
Erin Teague
Erin
Teague
Head of AR/VR Product at YouTube
Joshua Lockhart
Joshua
Lockhart
Senior Engineering Manager at Braintree
Nijai Blackwell
Nijai
Blackwell
Content Strategist at eBay

Entrepreneurship / Startups

Dave Salvant
Dave
Salvant
Founder and President of Squire Technologies
Charles Hudson
Charles
Hudson
Managing Partner of Precursor Ventures
Erik Moore
Erik
Moore
Founder and Managing Director at Base Ventures
Monique Idlett-Mosley
Monique
Idlett-Mosley
Founder and CEO of Reign Venture Capital
Sevetri Wilson
Sevetri
Wilson
Serial Entrepreneur
Paris Benson
Paris
Benson
Founder and CEO of Wizely Finance
Courtney Caldwell
Courtney
Caldwell
Founder and COO of ShearShare
Dr. Tye Caldwell
Dr. Tye
Caldwell
Founder and CEO of ShearShare
Everette Taylor
Everette
Taylor
Founder and CEO of ET Enterprises
Delane Parnell
Delane
Parnell
Founder and CEO of PlayVS
Rovina Broomfield
Rovina
Broomfield
Senior Product Manager at Amazon
Danielle Leslie
Danielle
Leslie
Founder and CEO of Culture Add Labs
Mandela SH Dixon
Mandela
SH Dixon
CEO of Founder Gym
Michael Ellison
Michael
Ellison
CEO of CodePath.org
Jewel Burks
Jewel
Burks
Founder of Partpic
John Ketchum
John
Ketchum
Managing Editor at AfroTech
Kimberly Hill
Kimberly
Hill
Marketing Manager at Amazon

Main Stage / Leadership

Morgan DeBaun
Morgan
DeBaun
CEO of Blavity
Sheena Allen
Sheena
Allen
Founder of CapWay
Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins
Phaedra
Ellis-Lamkins
Founder of Promise
Chris Bennett
Chris
Bennett
CEO of Wonderschool
Baron Davis
Baron
Davis
Founder of BDE
Valerie Jarrett
Valerie
Jarrett
Former Obama Advisor
Megan Rose Dickey
Megan Rose
Dickey
Senior Reporter at TechCrunch
Diishan Imira
Diishan
Imira
Founder and CEO of Mayvenn
Megan Maloney
Megan
Maloney
Investor at General Catalyst
Clarence Wooten
Clarence
Wooten
Serial Entrepreneur
Jeff Jordan
Jeff
Jordan
General Partner at a16z
Julia Collins
Julia
Collins
Cofounder of Zume
Josefina Aguayo
Josefina
Aguayo
Director of Partnerships at /dev/color
Lilly Workneh
Lilly
Workneh
Editor in Chief at Blavity
Megan Holston-Alexander
Megan
Holston-Alexander
Investor at Unusual Ventures
Kéla Walker
Kéla
Walker
TV Host and Producer
Jonathan Jackson
Jonathan
Jackson
Nieman-Berkman Klein Fellow
DeRay Mckesson
DeRay
Mckesson
Civil Rights Activist
Valeisha Butterfield Jones
Valeisha
Butterfield Jones
Global Head of Women and Black Community Engagement at Google

Platinum Stage

Aaron Samuels
Aaron
Samuels
COO of Blavity
Kristen Noel Crawley
Kristen Noel
Crawley
Founder of KNC Beauty

Student + Recruiting

Ebony Thomas
Ebony
Thomas
SVP of Global Talent Acquisition at Bank of America
Kahina Van Dyke
Kahina
Van Dyke
SVP of Corporate and Business Development at Ripple
Jenee Benjamin
Jenee
Benjamin
Software Development Engineer at Amazon
Vynessa Alexander
Vynessa
Alexander
VP of Engineering Operations at GT Nexus
Sydney Brunson
Sydney
Brunson
Diversity Programs Manager at Pinterest
Jonathan Beauford
Jonathan
Beauford
Interns Program Manager at Google
Bari Williams
Bari
Williams
VP of Legal, Business, and Policy Affairs at All Turtles
Crystal Tomczyk
Crystal
Tomczyk
Director of Centralized Recruiting, Programs, and Operations at ZillowGroup
Dave Salvant
Dave
Salvant
Founder and President of Squire Technologies
Charles Hudson
Charles
Hudson
Managing Partner of Precursor Ventures
Erik Moore
Erik
Moore
Founder and Managing Director at Base Ventures
Monique Idlett-Mosley
Monique
Idlett-Mosley
Founder and CEO of Reign Venture Capital
Sevetri Wilson
Sevetri
Wilson
Serial Entrepreneur
Paris Benson
Paris
Benson
Founder and CEO of Wizely Finance
Courtney Caldwell
Courtney
Caldwell
Founder and COO of ShearShare
Dr. Tye Caldwell
Dr. Tye
Caldwell
Founder and CEO of ShearShare
Everette Taylor
Everette
Taylor
Founder and CEO of ET Enterprises
Morgan DeBaun
Morgan
DeBaun
CEO of Blavity
Sheena Allen
Sheena
Allen
Founder of CapWay
Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins
Phaedra
Ellis-Lamkins
Founder of Promise
Chris Bennett
Chris
Bennett
CEO of Wonderschool
Baron Davis
Baron
Davis
Founder of BDE
Delane Parnell
Delane
Parnell
Founder and CEO of PlayVS
Rovina Broomfield
Rovina
Broomfield
Senior Product Manager at Amazon
Danielle Leslie
Danielle
Leslie
Founder and CEO of Culture Add Labs
Mandela SH Dixon
Mandela
SH Dixon
CEO of Founder Gym
Valerie Jarrett
Valerie
Jarrett
Former Obama Advisor
Megan Rose Dickey
Megan Rose
Dickey
Senior Reporter at TechCrunch
Quinnton Harris
Quinnton
Harris
Creative Director at Blavity
Ovetta Sampson
Ovetta
Sampson
Design Lead at IDEO
Adil Kadir
Adil
Kadir
Product Manager at Tinder
J.J. Jackson
J.J.
Jackson
Tech Lead at Cisco
Adriel Frederick
Adriel
Frederick
Pricing Product Lead at Lyft
Alfred Glover
Alfred
Glover
Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Dantley Davis
Dantley
Davis
Director of Product Design at Facebook
Diishan Imira
Diishan
Imira
Founder and CEO of Mayvenn
Ebony Thomas
Ebony
Thomas
SVP of Global Talent Acquisition at Bank of America
Michael Ellison
Michael
Ellison
CEO of CodePath.org
Megan Maloney
Megan
Maloney
Investor at General Catalyst
Clarence Wooten
Clarence
Wooten
Serial Entrepreneur
Jeff Nelson
Jeff
Nelson
CTO of Blavity
Aldona Clottey
Aldona
Clottey
VP of Zillow Groups Premier Agent Platform
Mariam Braimah
Mariam
Braimah
Product Design at Netflix
Christopher Clermont
Christopher
Clermont
Diversity and Inclusion Lead at WeWork
Aaron Samuels
Aaron
Samuels
COO of Blavity
Kahina Van Dyke
Kahina
Van Dyke
SVP of Corporate and Business Development at Ripple
Salih Abdul-Karim
Salih
Abdul-Karim
Design Lead at AirBnb
Jeff Jordan
Jeff
Jordan
General Partner at a16z
Jenee Benjamin
Jenee
Benjamin
Software Development Engineer at Amazon
Jewel Burks
Jewel
Burks
Founder of Partpic
Julia Collins
Julia
Collins
Cofounder of Zume
Kristen Noel Crawley
Kristen Noel
Crawley
Founder of KNC Beauty
LaSean Smith
LaSean Smith
GM at Microsoft
Rokeya Jones
Rokeya Jones
Principal Group PM Manager
Tim Allen
Tim Allen
Partner at Microsoft
Vynessa Alexander
Vynessa
Alexander
VP of Engineering Operations at GT Nexus
Josefina Aguayo
Josefina
Aguayo
Director of Partnerships at /dev/color
Lilly Workneh
Lilly
Workneh
Editor in Chief at Blavity
Sydney Brunson
Sydney
Brunson
Diversity Programs Manager at Pinterest
Rich Smith
Rich
Smith
Senior UI Engineer at Netflix
Megan Holston-Alexander
Megan
Holston-Alexander
Investor at Unusual Ventures
Kyle Bailey
Kyle
Bailey
Software Engineering Manager at Airbnb
Kimberlee Archer
Kimberlee
Archer
Head of Developer Marketing at Facebook
Kéla Walker
Kéla
Walker
TV Host and Producer
Jonathan Jackson
Jonathan
Jackson
Nieman-Berkman Klein Fellow
Jonathan Beauford
Jonathan
Beauford
Interns Program Manager at Google
John Ketchum
John
Ketchum
Managing Editor at AfroTech
Jared Jordan
Jared
Jordan
Software Engineering Manager at Netflix
Funmilayo Oludaiye
Funmilayo
Oludaiye
VP of Technology at Goldman Sachs
Erin Teague
Erin
Teague
Head of AR/VR Product at YouTube
DeRay Mckesson
DeRay
Mckesson
Civil Rights Activist
Bari Williams
Bari
Williams
VP of Legal, Business, and Policy Affairs at All Turtles
Kimberly Hill
Kimberly
Hill
Marketing Manager at Amazon
Joshua Lockhart
Joshua
Lockhart
Senior Engineering Manager at Braintree
Valeisha Butterfield Jones
Valeisha
Butterfield Jones
Global Head of Women and Black Community Engagement at Google
Crystal Tomczyk
Crystal
Tomczyk
Director of Centralized Recruiting, Programs, and Operations at ZillowGroup
Nijai Blackwell
Nijai
Blackwell
Content Strategist at eBay