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Past Speakers

2019 Speakers

KEYNOTES

Arlan Hamilton– Founder and Managing Partner, Backstage Capital, @ArlanWasHere

Lisa Gelobter– CEO and Founder, tEQuitable Inc, @LisaGelobter

 

PANELS

12 Steps to Building Your Digital Brand- Workshop

Brandi Rand– Associate Director, Social Media, Burrell Communications Group, @brandi_rand

 

Aligning Your Intellectual Property and Business Strategies- Talk 

Crystal Lacey– Senior Intellectual Property Counsel, Suez Water Technologies & Solutions 

Joycelyn Brown– Managing Partner, IPS Legal Group, P.A., @IPSLegalGroup (Instagram)

Peter Singh– Attorney, Smith Anderson, @peterdsinghjr

 

Artificial Intelligence: Calculating for Our Culture- Talk 

Amanda Chavis– NY Ambassador, Women of Wearables, @Women_Wearables

Annalisa Fernandez– Intercultural Strategist, Because Culture LLC, @BecauseCulture

Asia Rawls– Director of Software Education and Training, Trumble Inc

Ayodele Odubela– Founder, fullyConnected, @ayodeleohh

 

The Block is HOT: Centralizing the Power in Blockchain- Panel 

Anne Griffin– Lead Product Manager, OpenLaw (ConsenSys), @annetgriffin

Corinne Wright– Sr. Software Engineer, Change Healthcare

Semirah Dolan– Co-Founder, Roper, @semirahd

Moderator

Cheree Warrick– CEO, Black Blockchain Consultant, @bizplangirl

 

Career Navigation: Surviving & Thriving in the Tech Industry- Panel

Lashana Lewis– CEO and Founder, L. M. Lewis Consulting

Minda Harts– Founder, The Memo LLC, @mindaharts

Nicole Jackson– Executive Director PMO, Duet Health (MedData), 

Moderator: 

Toni Cunningham– Managing Director, Per Scholas,  @ImageAnu4U

 

CloudWatch-ing: Creating More Useful Logs & Alerts with AWS- Workshop

Rhia Dixon– Software Engineer, Veriship, @TheFakeRiRi

 

Cybersecurity Strategies for your Business and Personal Life- Workshop

Chasity Wright– Visionary, WrighTek Solutions Consulting Group

 

The [HUE] Seat: A Day in the Life As a Woman in Tech (Sponsor Picks)- Panel

Arylee McSweaney– Senior Manager, Quality Assurance, Etsy

Estelle Cephas– Executive Director IT Organizational Management, JPMorgan

Margot Goodson– North America Diversity & Inclusion Lead, SAP

Stephanie LeBlanc– Retention Stategist, Google

 

Level Up by Educating, Elevating, & Empowering Women- Panel

Dr. Marlo Barnett– Technology Teacher, Chicago Public Schools, @marlobarnett

Dr. Nicki Washington– Associate Professor, Dept. of Computer Science, Winthrop University, @dr_nickiw

Tonya Evans, Esq.- Professor and Chair of IP & Technology Programs, Univ. of New Hamshire School of Law, @IPProfEvans @CryptoSmartEsq

Moderator

Tyrona Heath, Global Lead for Market Development, LinkedIn, @tyrona

 

$ecure the Bag- Talk

Liz Martinez– President, Stratical Consulting LLC, @lizzybrightblue

 

She’s Got G.R.I.T (Grind, Resilience, Influence, and Talent)- Panel

Khalilah Wright– Owner, Mess in a Bottle

Melinda Emerson– CEO, Quintessence Group, @SmallBizLady

Nichelle Browne– CEO, Bold Startups, @Nichelle_McCall

Sian Morson– Entreprenuer and Investor, Kollective Media

Moderator:

Yai Vargas– Founder, CEO, The Latinista

 

UX/UI Awareness: Building an Accessible UI (with React) and Keeping Your Users’ Needs in Mind- Workshop 

Sara Hall– Project Manager, City of Philadelphia, @_sarahall

2018 Speakers

KEYNOTES

Valeisha Butterfield-Jones, Global Head of Women and Black Engagement and Co-Founder, Google and Women’s Entertainment Empowerment Network (WEEN)

Sandra K. Johnson, CEO, SKJ Visioneering LLC and one of the first African American Women to receive her PhD in Electrical Engineering in the United States

PANELS

CIS Golden Girls

Angel Johnson, Senior Scrum Master – Mobile Apps, Marriott

Dela Acolatse, Storage Engineer, GlaxoSmithKline

Olutosin Adegbite, Manager/Product Owner, Pearson

Moderator: Jumoke K. Dada, Technologist and Founder, Signature RED and Tech Women Network

Hidden Figures in Tech: C-Suite Execs in the HUE Seat

Cathy Beech, ,Chief Information Security Officer, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Kenyatta Powers, Chief Information Officer, State of Maryland

Tiffany Polk, Executive Director of Global Technology, JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Tonya Adams, Executive Director, Reliability Engineering, Business Services, COMCAST

Moderator: Eloise Young, Senior Vice President of Strategic Planning and Information Services, Philadelphia Gas Works

Tech Business 101: How to Launch and Grow Your Company

Alexandra Morton, Founder, Morton Consulting Group

Rica Elysee, CEO & Founder, BeautyLynk

Tamika Taylor, CEO and Founder, The TaylorMade Executives Company

Moderator: Sabrina Lowery, Technology Evangelist and CEO, Legacy Realty & Management

Women in Tech: Unplugged and Unstoppable

Janeya Griffin, Founder, The Commercializer and NASA Consultant

LaToya Finney, Director of Technology of Corporate Financial Systems, Appollo Global Management Group

Odetta Scott, Associate Director of Interiors Engineering Excellence, UTC AEROSPACE SYSTEMS

Moderator: Xina Eiland, President and Founder, X+PR

BREAKOUT SESSIONS

Better Management = Better Results

Dr. Brandi Baldwin-Rana, CEO and Founder, Millennial Ventures Holding Company

Christie Lindor, Consultant and Author, The MECE Muse Project

Andrena Sawyer, Founder, P.E.R.K. Consulting

Janine Truitt, Chief Innovations Officer, Talent Think Innovations, LLC

Biased Products: Why AI Desperately Needs Women of Color

Anne Griffin, Product Manager, Red Fuse Communications

Build, Don’t Code

Chris Davis, Co-Founder, Jobtack

Building Inclusivity In Tech’s “Bro” Culture

Amanda Fakhreddine Goedde, Senior Data Analyst, COMCAST

Creating Your Own Lane: Using Tech to Brand Yourself and Your Initiatives

Krysten Copeland, Founder, KC & Co Communications

Khali Gallman, Founder, PR Consultant & Creator of the Not Just Spring Break®️ Mobile App

Napiya Nubiya, Founder, The Next IT Girl

Intellectual Property 101

Antonia Dean, Vice President, External Relations,Venture for America

Jean Rivers, Director of Litigation Support (EDiscovery), Berg & Androphy

Kelly Shapiro, Founder, Law Offices of Kelly D. Shapiro

Digital Marketing Fundamentals

Frances Chua, Marketing Strategist, Optikal Inc.

Lynn Cooper, Managing Partner, Socially Ahead

Marie Denee, Owner, The Curvy Fashionista

Moderator: Renee Ducree, Founder & Managing Principal, Digital, Digital Business Consulting Group

Future of Technology and New Trends

Mahesh Chand, CEO, Mindcracker Inc.

Get In Formation: Getting Ready For Capital

Anne Richie, Managing Partner, JumpStart Inc.

Gloria Ware, Director and Partner, KeyBank Center for Technology, Innovation and Inclusive Growth, JumpStart Inc.

Jumping Back Into A Developer Role

Taylor Poindexter, Backend Engineer, Crowdskout

Leveraging Technology to Obtain Work-Life Harmony

Priyanka Raha, CEO & Founder, PopSmartKids

Prototyping Made Easy

Jay Tolentino, CEO and Founder, Morena

Tech For Good

Idalin Bobe, Founder and Social Justice Techie, Tech Activist

Khalia Braswell, CEO and Founder, INTech Foundation, Inc.

Moderator: Alize Garcia

Teen Techpreneurs to Watch

Briyana Johnson, College Student, Temple University

Miracle Olatunji,

Moderator:  Stephanie Humphrey

Think Like an Analyst: Become a Data Rockstar Using Tableau

Chantilly Jaggernauth

Using Slack To Get (And Keep) Your Community In Formation

Chasity Cooper