Day 2 Friday, November 30

7:00 am- 8:30 am

on site at IbereoStar Resort (On-site Guests Only)

8:30 am- 9:00 am

Conference Badge Collection

9:00 am- 9:10 am

Opening Remarks 

 Laurie Peters - Canadian High Commissioner to Jamaica
9:10 am- 9:40 am

FIRESIDE CHAT: Driving Innovation & Investment for High-Tech, High Growth Global Ventures

Arquay Harris - Director of Engineering (Growth), Slack
Kyle Maloney - Co-founder, Tech Beach
9:40 am- 10:10 am

Disruptive Innovation: Exploring the Technological Transformation of Industries

Thogori Karago - (Former) Head of R&D Africa, LinkedIn
Arquay Harris - Director of Engineering (Growth), Slack
Simone Harvey - Global Program Manager, Airbnb
Rich Smith - Sr. UI Engineer, Netflix
Ruben Doboin - Ruben Doboin - Private Sector Development Specialist, IDB Lab

Moderated by
Kirk-Anthony Hamilton - Co-Founder Tech Beach

10:10 am- 10:20 am

Morning Break

10:20 am- 10:50 am

Starting Up - 0 to Scale

Matt Pfeil - CEO, TravelBoss
Alice Bonhomme-Biais - Software Engineering Coach, Ex-Google Team Lead (12 years)
Lucas Arzola - Director of Operations, Parallel 18
John Prentice - Founder and CEO, Ample Organics
Will Hayes - CEO, Lucidworks
Dushyant Savadia - Founder and CEO, Amber Connect

Moderated by
Kamilah Taylor - Co-Founder Sway

10:50 am- 11:20 am

Raising Venture Capital

Jeff Pulver - Co-founder, Vonage
Will Hayes - CEO, LucidWorks
Paul Simpson - Founder of Cornerstone United Holdings
Lisandra Rickards - CEO, Branson Center

Moderated by
Dwight Scott - Co-Founder Blackrock Technology

11:20 am- 12:00 pm

The Changing Face of Digital Marketing

Brittany Johnson - Creative Strategist, Instagram
Ty Heath - Global Market Development Lead, Linkedin
Lisa Godwin - Creative Technologist, NY Times
John Koetsier - VP Insights, Singular
Aileen Corrigan - CEO, Trend Media / Loop

Moderated by
Kyle Maloney - Co-Founder Tech Beach

12:00 pm- 1:20 pm


1:20 pm- 1:50 pm

Cracking the Crypto Code - Scaling Cryptocurrencies to Mainstream Acceptance

Gabriel Abed - Founder & Director Bitt
Wayne Caines - Minister of National Security, Bermuda
Tara Frater - Partner, Lex Caribbean
Roland Haggins - Caricom Director, Aion

Moderated by
Alexia Hefti - National Blockchain Tax Lead, Deloitte

1:50 pm- 2:20 pm

The Future of Blockchain

Mahoney Turnbull - Head of Community, Token Foundry
Jeff Pulver - Vice Chair, Alchemist
Keller Fisher - Partner, DLT Law Group
Moderated by
Adryenn Ashley - Co-Founder and CEO, Loly
2:20 pm- 2:50 pm

The Financial Innovation Revolution - Moving Towards a Cashless Society

Jesse Owens - Director of Product (MasterCard), Mastercard
Jason Mars - Co-Founder, CEO, Clinc
Jerome Smalling - CEO, JMMB
Travis Holoway - Founder and CEO, SoloFunds
2:50 pm- 3:00 pm

Coffee Break

3:00 pm- 3:30 pm

Climate Innovation - Building a Smart Future

Alice Bonhomme-Biais - Ex-Technical Lead of Google Crisis Response
Musheer Kamau - Strategy & Innovation Leader, IDB
Scott Teesdale - Program Development Lead, InSTEDD


Enrique Martinez - Founder and CEO, WebCapitalists

Moderated by
Martyn Forde - Energy & Knowledge Management Consultant, Rocky Mountain Institute

3:30 pm- 4:00 pm

The Future of Health and Well-Being in the Technology Age

Tatyana Kanzaveli - Founder and CEO, Open Health Network
Darace Rose - President of Operations, Ample Organics

Moderated by
Dr. David Walcott - Partner and COO, The Infiniti Partnership

4:00 pm- 4:30 pm

Women in Tech

Denise Reese - VP Digital Solutions, Soft Vision
Lisa Godwin - Creative Technologist, New York Times
Thogori Karago - Head of R&D Africa, LinkedIn
Erin Teague - Virtual Reality Product Lead, YouTube

Moderated by
Shaina Silva - Director of Industry Accelerators, RocketSpace

5:00 pm

Closing Remarks

5:00 pm- 6:00 pm

Deal Lounge

6:00 pm- 7:00 pm

Partner and Mentor Dinners

7:45 pm- 10:30 pm

Cocktails at S Hotel followed by cocktails at Island Strainz hosted in partnership with The Jamaica Tourist Board and Ample Organics - Buses leave the Iberostar Suites Hotel at 7:45pm

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