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Michael Ogunsanya

CEO of MindStand

Bobbie Shrivastav

Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer of Benekiva

Boyd Clewis

Vice President & Chief Information Security Officer of Baxter Clewis Consulting | Author | Cybersecurity Expert

Debbie Reynolds

Founder, Chief Executive Officer, and Chief Data Privacy Officer of Debbie Reynolds Consulting, LLC

Tina Williams-Koroma | CyDeploy

President & CEO of TCecure Cybersecurity

Lavontay Santos

Executive Assistant to the Commander, Cyber National Mission Force, U.S. Cyber Command

Ellington West

CEO & Co-founder of Sonavi Labs

Steven Myers

President/CEO eMedical Sentry

Joey Price

CEO of Jumpstart:HR, LLC

Brandon Dottin-Haley

Chief Business Development Officer for Sonavi Labs

Chris Randle

Cybersecurity Leader | CISO of PPL Electric Utilities

Larry Lewis

Lead Researcher | Co-founder of The Center of Microwave, Satellite, and RF Engineering

Ervin McWilson

Co-Founder of The Formula | Systems Thinker | Diversity & Equity Champion | Technology

Tanita Gray

Editor and Founder of | Founder of Shoe Waste

Dontae Tyler

Founder & CEO of OQP Solutions

Del Smith

Cofounder & CEO of Acclinate

Clayton Gutzmore


Tariq Najee-ullah

Principal at Patent Insider

Sheena D. Franklin

Founder and CEO, K'ept Health

Aaron Fitzgerald

CEO and Co-Founder of Mars Materials

Dahl Winters

Co-Owner of DeepScience Ltd


CEO of Fearless

Bridget Baggett

Career Strategist & Diversity Consultant | Founder of Twisted Career

Ryan Taylor (he/him/his)

Curator | Energy | Systems | Capital

Michaela James


Dr. Stephanie Carter

Chief Executive Officer of JDC Unleashed

Arlene Wube

President and Chief Operations Officer at Arlo Solutions

Lonye Ford

Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Arlo Solutions,

Dr. Onyema Osuagwu

CEO and co-founder of BioNanoTech

Lakisha Greenwade

Innovator | Tech Founder | Author | Thought Leader |

Michael Simpson

Principal Environmental Engineer at City of Los Angeles

Jason Grillo

Event Director for AirMiners, Principal at TerraLuces LLC

Christian Lecorps

Digital Design Specialist and Entrepreneur

Joe James

Founder & President, Agri-Tech Producers, LLC (ATP) and its State-Based Operating Affiliates

Tinia Pina

Founder & CEO of Re-Nuble

Anton Dormer, MD, MS

​​Chief Scientific Officer of PepVax, Inc.

Eric Zuniga

Three Principles (3P) Practitioner

Kaye-De-Ann Rattray

Founder of Healing for Success, Mental Health and Wellness Coach, and Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Kevin D. Fairbanks, PhD

Principal Cyber Operations Engineer

Patrick Angel

Chief Information-Security Officer and Global Security Architect

Regine Bonneau

Founder and CEO Of RB Advisory, LLC

Michael Echols

Board Member IACI and Smith School University of Maryland CEO Max Cybersecurity LLC

Jennifer Chiang

Author of the Bestseller, The Startup's Guide to Consumer Success and the Head of Customer Success at Yup Technologies

CJ Johnson

Content Creator and Startup Advisor

Brisa Renteria

Sales Selection Strategist

Angel christopher

Co-Founder at Blex Consulting Group

Jim Gibbs

CEO of Meter Feeder

Prasanna Naik

Angel Investor, Startup Founder and Operator

Dr. Dane Brown


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