past speakers


At Tech Beach Retreat you can expect world class keynote speakers,
panel discussions, fireside chats, workshops, nightlife and live entertainment.

  • Jack Dorsey co-founded Twitter, Inc. in 2006 and returned as Chief Executive Officer in September 2015. Jack also co-founded Square, where he serves as CEO and Chairman. Jack also serves on the Board of The Walt Di... Read Full Bio

    Jack Dorsey

    Co-founder, Chairman & CEO

  • Jeff Pulver is an Internet Pioneer known for his work in growing the Internet Communications (VoIP) Industry. He is a globally renowned thought leader, inspirational speaker and entrepreneur. Since 1997, Jeff has i... Read Full Bio

    Jeff Pulver



  • Learie Hercules is the VP of Product Development at Global Traffic Technologies, a leader in the Public Safety and Transit space where he oversees all Product Development functions and is a core member of the corpo... Read Full Bio

    Learie Hercules

    Vice President Product

    Global Traffic Technologies

  • Jenny Fielding is the Managing Director of Techstars New York where she leads the program. She is also the founder and General Partner at The Fund, a first check fund investing exclusively in New York based compani... Read Full Bio

    Jenny Fielding

    Managing Director


  • Danielle Feinberg began her career at Pixar Animation Studios in 1997 on the feature film A Bug's Life. She quickly discovered her love for lighting and went on to light on many of Pixar's feature fil... Read Full Bio

    Danielle Feinberg

    Director of Photography


  • Lloyd Carney is the Brocade Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Brocade Board of Directors. As CEO, Lloyd is responsible for executing the company’s vision and strategy to lead the networking industry... Read Full Bio

    Lloyd Carney


  • Pilar is the Director of Cognitive Interfaces at AWS AI, and an international public speaker. She has been an active contributor to the world of AI for over 22 years and her background combines arts & sciences,... Read Full Bio

    Pilar Manchón

    Director of Cognitive Interfaces

  • Mr. Chelius is a co-founder of Kuelap and serves as the CEO. Mr. Chelius is an accomplished software executive with 25 years of enterprise software expertise in strategic positioning, new product launches, and

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    Craig Chelius

    Co-founder & CEO

  • Mrs. Richards is a Consultant with the Development Bank of Jamaica, with responsibility for the development of the ecosystem for Venture Capital and Private Equity in Jamaica. She has been involved in

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    Audrey Richards

    Project Consultant

  • Nicholas Brathwaite is a founder and partner of Riverwood Capital. Nicholas has spent over 25 years developing technology and building technology oriented businesses. From 1996 to 2007, he served as the Chief Techn... Read Full Bio

    Nic Brathwaite

    Founding General Partner

  • Nicole Brown is the Assistant General Manager responsible for crafting and driving execution of the Information Management strategy of the NCB Group of companies, headquartered in Kingston, Jamaica. Given the criti... Read Full Bio

    Nicole Brown

    Assistant General Manager

  • Patrick McKenna is an American entrepreneur and investor. After successfully co-founding and operating three technology companies, he started HighRidge Global to invest, build and advise early stage companies. High... Read Full Bio

    Patrick McKenna

    Founder & Managing Partner

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    Gabriel Abed

    Founder & Director

  • Justin Ram is Director of Economics at the Caribbean Development Bank. He has over twenty years or professional experience. He has previously worked with WorleyParsons, Jacobs Engineering, Thomson Financial (Thomso... Read Full Bio

    Dr. Justin Ram

    Director of Economics

  • Jack Dorsey co-founded Twitter, Inc. in 2006 and returned as Chief Executive Officer in September 2015. Jack also co-founded Square, where he serves as CEO and Chairman. Jack also serves on the Board of The Walt Di... Read Full Bio

    Denise Reese

    Client Principal

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2019 speakers are announced



Our Catalysts are an awesome group of Founders, Investors and Executives with industry experience dedicated
to shaping the agenda and ensuring that the Tech Beach experience is exciting, energetic and valuable.
Expect to see them serving double duty as moderators and as speakers on panels during the event as well.

  • Kirk-Anthony Hamilton

    Founder & CEO

    The Infiniti Partnership

  • Kamilah Taylor

    Senior Software Engineer


  • Nicolas Maloney



  • Kyle Maloney


  • Kyra Barker

    Digital Marketing Consultant

    Kyra Barker

  • Reem Jabak

    Community Manager

    Tech Beach Retreat

  • Javier Agüera Renese

    VP Business Development

    Snips AI

  • Lisandra Rickards


    Branson Centre of Entrepreneurship

  • Giovanni Porcellana

    Nuclear Engineer


  • Bianca St. Louis

    Safety Specialist


  • Sheldon Powe

    Group CIO


  • Gordon Swaby

    Founder & CEO


  • Max Gousse

    Sr. Vice-President A&R

    Island/Def Jam Music Group

  • David Walcott




  • Kamilah Taylor
  • Marlon Nichols
  • Lajuanda Asemota
  • Steven Suthiana
  • Lisandra Rickards



What Attendees Say About TechBeach Retreat

“It has been great experience and an amazing conference. Thank you and I look forward to Tech Beach II and a more connected Caribbean.”

Gabriel Abed

Co-Founder & CEO at

“"TechBeach conference has been a very strong event. You've gone beyond the need for validation. The FinTech panel content and dynamic was captivating for me. The ideas shared at the event have the power to positively impact life for all in the Caribbean. I look forward to working with you to execute."”

Paul Ahlstrom

Founder and Managing Director, Alta Ventures

“From the unparalleled quality of panelists and guest speakers, to the immense opportunities for building relationships with both peers, mentors, partnerships and investors alike, I am a huge supporter of the conference and will undoubtedly return year after year. Thank you CDB!”

Anya Ayoung

Anya Ayoung-Chee

“Access to tech and venture capital leaders like Nicholas Brathwaite andJack Dorsey is unparalleled. We were able to make significant industry connections with leaders, fellow tech entrepreneurs from across the region and forged partnerships and established collaboration networks, which we continue to tap into as a business.”

Veronica Millington

Co-Founder, Caribbean Transit Solutions

“The TechBeach experience is one like no other. It's the next best thing compared to inviting the world's best entrepreneurs, leaders and investors to your home for the weekend. The connections are authentic and much value can be generated as attendees are open to egoless conversations. TThe community has helped my company garner interest from global firms including Twitter and Medallia Inc, both of which are actively engaging in promising talks to pilot our technology. It has put us in touch with global opportunities that the average Caribbean entrepreneur wouldn't otherwise be exposed to.”

Dwayne Samuels

Founder and CEO, Samelogic



The Founders and Catalysts behind Tech Beach Retreat have global community reach and a track record for hosting noteworthy influencer events that attract global business leaders, celebrities, tastemakers and royalty. They are super connectors.


  • Founders

    As a Founder, your goal is to get from zero to one in the most efficient and effective way possible. Navigating the entrepreneurial journey is not without it's challenges. Tech Beach Retreat for you will be an opportunity to learn from industry leaders and peers on how to leverage the untapped investment that is human capital.

  • Executives

    As an Executive, whether you are part of a high-growth start-up or an established corporate looking to be more intrapreneurial, Tech Beach Retreat offers a unique opportunity for you. Find strategic partnership opportunities and meet various stakeholders in the global tech ecosystem leveraging human capital.

  • Investors

    As an Investor, you have one key objective - identify the next high-growth start-ups to allow you to get in earlier than your counter parts. You recognize that it is not just about venture capital, but human capital; that the difference between a start-up that fails and succeeds is how the Founders and Executives relentlessly execute their plan. Come meet those Founders and Executives at Tech Beach Retreat.


  • Tech Beach Retreat will offer a three night two day immersive experience, where tech industry leaders meet, discuss ideas and exchange opportunities in an intimate non-hierarchical environment.

  • Tech Beach Retreat is designed to connect the Caribbean’s tech ecosystem with the rest of the world, creating an international community of like-minded individuals who meet in the region.

  • What a great idea, taking two of my loves technology and the beach and bringing them together. Ron Mckay, President of American Chamber of Commerce Jamaica, CEO of ADS Global.

  • Welcoming participants from all over the world to join this one-of-a-kind experience and get access to this unique international community of like-minded entrepreneurs.



The Founders and Catalysts behind Tech Beach Retreat have global community reach and a track record for hosting noteworthy influencer events that attract global business leaders, celebrities, tastemakers and royalty. They are super connectors.