Keynote Speakers

Leading innovators from across the country will be sharing their expertise on the big stage at Collaborate. View Details.  

Katie Harbath Global Politics and Outreach Facebook

Katie Harbath
Global Politics and Outreach
Facebook

Tom Chi Chief Product Officer, Factory Co-Founder, Google X

Tom Chi
Chief Product Officer, Factory
Co-Founder, Google X

Megan Smith Chief Technology Officer of the United States of America

Megan Smith
Chief Technology Officer of the United States of America

Helen Seidel Public Affairs Counselor Australian Embassy

Helen Seidel
Public Affairs Counselor
Australian Embassy

David Barrett CEO Expensify

David Barrett
CEO
Expensify

Ken Nguyen General Counsel & Venture Hacker AngelList

Ken Nguyen
General Counsel & Venture Hacker
AngelList

Dr. Robert Griffin Deputy Under Secretary of Science and Technology, U. S. Department of Homeland Security

Dr. Robert Griffin
Deputy Under Secretary of Science and Technology, U. S. Department of Homeland Security

 
Alex Macgillivray Deputy Chief Technology Officer United States of America

Alex Macgillivray
Deputy Chief Technology Officer
United States of America

Ryan Panchadsaram Deputy Chief Technology Officer United States of America

Ryan Panchadsaram
Deputy Chief Technology Officer

United States of America

 
 
 

Forum Speakers

Not talking heads or pundits, but accomplished leaders with proven track records of innovation.View Forum Topics

Lisa Conn National Organizing Director FWD.us

Lisa Conn
National Organizing Director
FWD.us

Daniel Hoffman Chief Innovation Officer, Montgomery County, MD

Daniel Hoffman
Chief Innovation Officer, Montgomery County, MD

Jenn Gustetic Assistant Director of Open Innovation White House Office of Science and Technology Policy

Jenn Gustetic
Assistant Director of Open Innovation
White House Office of Science and Technology Policy

Adrian Uribarri Esquire Mentoring Initiative Hearst Magazines

Adrian Uribarri
Esquire Mentoring Initiative
Hearst Magazines

Xavier Hughes Chief Innovation Officer, U.S. Department of Labor

Xavier Hughes
Chief Innovation Officer, U.S. Department of Labor

D.P. Venkatesh CEO mPortal, Inc. 

D.P. Venkatesh
CEO
mPortal, Inc. 

Jeanne Holm Evangelist, Data.gov Chief Knowledge Architect, NASA-Jet Propulsion Labratory

Jeanne Holm
Evangelist, Data.gov
Chief Knowledge Architect, NASA-Jet Propulsion Labratory

Shawn DuBravac Chief Economist and Sr. Director of Research Consumer Electronics Association

Shawn DuBravac
Chief Economist and Sr. Director of Research
Consumer Electronics Association

David Drake Chairman Victoria Global

David Drake
Chairman
Victoria Global

Muhammed Chaudhry CEO Silicon Valley Education Foundation

Muhammed Chaudhry
CEO
Silicon Valley Education Foundation

Jack Bienko Deputy for Entrepreneurship Education US Small Business Administration

Jack Bienko
Deputy for Entrepreneurship Education
US Small Business Administration

Lane Becker Director of Product and Startups Code for America

Lane Becker
Director of Product and Startups
Code for America

Art Chang Founder & CEO Tipping Point Partners, LLC

Art Chang
Founder & CEO
Tipping Point Partners, LLC

Joshua Wexler Director  Originate

Joshua Wexler
Director 
Originate

Elatia Abate Entrepreneur and Coach

Elatia Abate
Entrepreneur and Coach

Gregory Godbout Executive Director, 18F U.S. General Services Administration

Gregory Godbout
Executive Director, 18F
U.S. General Services Administration

David Bray Chief Information Officer Federal Communications Commission

David Bray
Chief Information Officer
Federal Communications Commission

Read Holman Senior Advisor on Internal Entrepreneurship US Department of Health and Human Services

Read Holman
Senior Advisor on Internal Entrepreneurship
US Department of Health and Human Services

Chris Wegrzyn Co-Founder BlueLabs

Chris Wegrzyn
Co-Founder
BlueLabs

Jonathan Aberman Managing Director, Amplifier Ventures and TandemNSI

Jonathan Aberman
Managing Director, Amplifier Ventures and TandemNSI

Sonny Hashmi Chief Information Officer US General Services Administratio

Sonny Hashmi
Chief Information Officer
US General Services Administratio

Lynn Overmann Deputy Chief Data Officer US Department of Commerce

Lynn Overmann
Deputy Chief Data Officer
US Department of Commerce

Jordan DeVries Director, User Experience Brave UX

Jordan DeVries
Director, User Experience
Brave UX

Joshua Mandell Senior Adviser for Innovation and Competitiveness U.S. Department of Commerce

Joshua Mandell
Senior Adviser for Innovation and Competitiveness
U.S. Department of Commerce

Rebecca Cooper Lead Anchor, Washington Business Report  ABC7 / WJLA-TV 

Rebecca Cooper
Lead Anchor, Washington Business Report 
ABC7 / WJLA-TV 

Michael Hayes Manager, Governement Affairs Consumer Electronics Association

Michael Hayes
Manager, Governement Affairs
Consumer Electronics Association

Renata Maziarz Senior Policy Analyst, Bureau of the Fiscal Service U.S. Department of the Treasury

Renata Maziarz
Senior Policy Analyst, Bureau of the Fiscal Service
U.S. Department of the Treasury

Aaron Sherinian Chief Communications and Marketing Officer United Nations Foundation  

Aaron Sherinian
Chief Communications and Marketing Officer
United Nations Foundation
 

Tom Cochran Deputy Coordinator for Platforms, Bureau of International Information Programs, U.S. Department of State  

Tom Cochran
Deputy Coordinator for Platforms, Bureau of International Information Programs, U.S. Department of State
 

Tien Wong Chief Executive Officer Tech 200 and appnetic

Tien Wong
Chief Executive Officer
Tech 200 and appnetic

Ann Mei Chang Executive Director USAID, US Global Development Lab 

Ann Mei Chang
Executive Director
USAID, US Global Development Lab 

Robert Scoble  Startup Liaison Officer Rackspace  

Robert Scoble 
Startup Liaison Officer
Rackspace


 

Ricardo Prada User Experience Lead Google[x]

Ricardo Prada
User Experience Lead
Google[x]

Andrew Gelfuso Vice President International Trade Center

Andrew Gelfuso
Vice President
International Trade Center

Toby Moore CEO Optoro

Toby Moore
CEO
Optoro

Carleton Shephard President and CEO CNS Global Advisors

Carleton Shephard
President and CEO
CNS Global Advisors

Shawn Nelson Founder & Chairman Lovesac

Shawn Nelson
Founder & Chairman
Lovesac

Erin Andrew Assistant Administrator US Small Business Administration

Erin Andrew
Assistant Administrator
US Small Business Administration

Joey Neal VP of Digital Products Makerbot

Joey Neal
VP of Digital Products
Makerbot

Alan Beard Managing Director ExWorks Capital

Alan Beard
Managing Director
ExWorks Capital

Michael Lee Director of International Marketing and Business Development Alibaba.com

Michael Lee
Director of International Marketing and Business Development
Alibaba.com

Alla Jezmir Board Chair EGG Energy

Alla Jezmir
Board Chair
EGG Energy

Michael Powell Chief Innovation Officer State of Maryland

Michael Powell
Chief Innovation Officer
State of Maryland

McNeel Keenan Manager, Strategic Partnerships Cvent

McNeel Keenan
Manager, Strategic Partnerships
Cvent

Erie Meyer Founding Member United States Digital Service

Erie Meyer
Founding Member
United States Digital Service

Dag Gogue Founder & CEO Transit Labs

Dag Gogue
Founder & CEO
Transit Labs

Darnell Grisby  Director of Policy Development and Research,  American Public Transportation Association

Darnell Grisby 
Director of Policy Development and Research, 
American Public Transportation Association


Workshop Instructors

Subject matter experts from both sectors teaching actionable strategies and tactics. View Workshops.

Eli Murphy Senior Vice President  Oratium

Eli Murphy
Senior Vice President 
Oratium

Manjit Singh President Agilious, LLC

Manjit Singh
President
Agilious, LLC

Ben Balter Government Evangelist  Github

Ben Balter
Government Evangelist 
Github

Allie Armitage Founder & CEO Mind Into Matter

Allie Armitage
Founder & CEO
Mind Into Matter

Eric Adolphe CEO Government Proposal Solutions

Eric Adolphe
CEO
Government Proposal Solutions

Victoria Taylor Director of Communications Reddit

Victoria Taylor
Director of Communications
Reddit

Joshuah Touyz Advisor Data Society

Joshuah Touyz
Advisor
Data Society

Nareg Sagherian Presidential Fellow US Small Business Administration

Nareg Sagherian
Presidential Fellow
US Small Business Administration

Uri Neren Chairman Innovators International

Uri Neren
Chairman
Innovators International

Dmitri Adler Founder Data Society

Dmitri Adler
Founder
Data Society

Melanie Spring Founder Sisarina

Melanie Spring
Founder
Sisarina

Jeb Ory Chief Executive Officer Phone2Action

Jeb Ory
Chief Executive Officer
Phone2Action

Jason Nellis CEO Overachiever Media

Jason Nellis
CEO
Overachiever Media

Amy Yang Senior Manager Alibaba.com

Amy Yang
Senior Manager
Alibaba.com

George Yates CTO Crowdskout

George Yates
CTO
Crowdskout

Tom Romary Vice President , Strategic Partnerships LendingClub

Tom Romary
Vice President , Strategic Partnerships
LendingClub

Matthew Whittemore Director of Engineering Social Tables

Matthew Whittemore
Director of Engineering
Social Tables

Brian Reed Chief Mobility Officer Good Technology

Brian Reed
Chief Mobility Officer
Good Technology

Teague Hopkins President Teague Hopkins Group

Teague Hopkins
President
Teague Hopkins Group

Evan Smith Attorney At Law Paxton Law Group, LLP

Evan Smith
Attorney At Law
Paxton Law Group, LLP

Christopher Lewis Attorney At Law Paxton Law Group, LLP

Christopher Lewis
Attorney At Law
Paxton Law Group, LLP


Round Table Leaders

Leading entrepreneurs and accomplished innovators engaging in open discussion with small groups. View topics.

Lauren Worley Press Secretary and Senior Advisor  NASA

Lauren Worley
Press Secretary and Senior Advisor 
NASA

Matt Craywood CEO  TransitScreen

Matt Craywood
CEO 
TransitScreen

Heather Blanchard    Director, Wireless Internet Development at CTIA

Heather Blanchard   
Director, Wireless Internet Development at CTIA

Adam Sharp Head of News, Government, and Elections, Twitter

Adam Sharp
Head of News, Government, and Elections, Twitter

Shana Glenzer VP, Social Marketing SocialRadar

Shana Glenzer
VP, Social Marketing
SocialRadar

David Mandell Co-Founder & CEO  PivotDesk

David Mandell
Co-Founder & CEO 
PivotDesk

Son Tran Scrum Master, Office of Digital & Design Innovation  Broadcasting Board of Governors

Son Tran
Scrum Master, Office of Digital & Design Innovation 
Broadcasting Board of Governors

Heather Utzig Founder iMi Interactive

Heather Utzig
Founder
iMi Interactive

Zvi Band CEO, Co-Founder Contactually

Zvi Band
CEO, Co-Founder
Contactually

Jordan Fischler SVP, Technology + Digital Media Allison + Partners

Jordan Fischler
SVP, Technology + Digital Media
Allison + Partners

Scott Nolan Smith Associate Director, Portland Communications Co-founder & Board Member, Digital Diplomacy Coalition

Scott Nolan Smith
Associate Director, Portland Communications
Co-founder & Board Member, Digital Diplomacy Coalition

Patrick FitzGerald Managing Director DreamIt Ventures

Patrick FitzGerald
Managing Director
DreamIt Ventures

Dharmishta Rood Company Program Manager Code For America

Dharmishta Rood
Company Program Manager
Code For America

Steve Ressler Founder GovLoop.com

Steve Ressler
Founder
GovLoop.com

Tony Cappaert COO, Co-Founder Contactually

Tony Cappaert
COO, Co-Founder
Contactually

Aileen Gemma Smith CEO Vizalytics Technology

Aileen Gemma Smith
CEO
Vizalytics Technology

Charles Allen CEO Bitcoin Shop, Inc.

Charles Allen
CEO
Bitcoin Shop, Inc.

Tim Abdella GIO DC OCTO

Tim Abdella
GIO
DC OCTO

Julie Verratti Advisor US Small Business Administration

Julie Verratti
Advisor
US Small Business Administration

James Quigley CEO and Co-Founder Canvas, Inc.

James Quigley
CEO and Co-Founder
Canvas, Inc.

Romeo Durscher Director of Education DJI, Inc.

Romeo Durscher
Director of Education
DJI, Inc.

Patrick Sheridan CEO Modus Create, Inc.

Patrick Sheridan
CEO
Modus Create, Inc.

Gabrielle Jackson President, Founder The Millennial Solution

Gabrielle Jackson
President, Founder
The Millennial Solution

Todd Marks President & CEO  MindGrub

Todd Marks
President & CEO 
MindGrub

Geoff Orazem Chief Executive Officer Eastern Foundry

Geoff Orazem
Chief Executive Officer
Eastern Foundry

Maria Douglass Ecosystem Builder Surfdash, Inc. / Peerdash.com

Maria Douglass
Ecosystem Builder
Surfdash, Inc. / Peerdash.com

Deborah Tillett President Emerging Technology Centers

Deborah Tillett
President
Emerging Technology Centers

Jenna Gavin Kelly CEO Surfdash, Inc. / Peerdash.com

Jenna Gavin Kelly
CEO
Surfdash, Inc. / Peerdash.com

Maci Peterson CEO On Second Thought

Maci Peterson
CEO
On Second Thought

Rebecca Leege Project Director, All Children Reading: A Grand Challenge for Development World Vision

Rebecca Leege
Project Director, All Children Reading: A Grand Challenge for Development
World Vision

Asha Aravindakshan Director, Talent Operations Ashoka

Asha Aravindakshan
Director, Talent Operations
Ashoka

Dan Klaussen Sr Dir, IT Innovation and Strategy Marriott

Dan Klaussen
Sr Dir, IT Innovation and Strategy
Marriott

Anthony Bloome Senior Education Technology Specialist United States Agency for International Development

Anthony Bloome
Senior Education Technology Specialist
United States Agency for International Development

Jed Shein Digital Diplomat Embassy of Israel

Jed Shein
Digital Diplomat
Embassy of Israel

Nick Miller CEO Parking Panda

Nick Miller
CEO
Parking Panda

Maggie O'Neill Cofounder SwatchRoom

Maggie O'Neill
Cofounder
SwatchRoom

Andy O'Brien Senior Vice President at Jones Lang LaSalle Co-Founder at HiRise

Andy O'Brien
Senior Vice President at Jones Lang LaSalle
Co-Founder at HiRise


Dolphin Tank Panelists

Experienced investors sharing feedback and best practices with startups preparing to raise funds. Learn more.

Amy Millman President  Springboard Enterprises

Amy Millman
President 
Springboard Enterprises

John Backus Managing Partner NAV

John Backus
Managing Partner
NAV

Dave Mosby Executive Director Keiretsu Forum Academy

Dave Mosby
Executive Director
Keiretsu Forum Academy

Jen O'Daniel Investment Director CIT GAP Funds

Jen O'Daniel
Investment Director
CIT GAP Funds


Media Match Journalists

Journalists from leading publications in tech and business are participating. Learn more.

Melanie Spring Entrepreneur.com 

Melanie Spring
Entrepreneur.com 

John Biggs  Editor, TechCrunch

John Biggs 
Editor, TechCrunch

Walt Mossberg  Co-Executive Editor, re/code

Walt Mossberg 
Co-Executive Editor, re/code

Rob Pegoraro Tech Columnist, Yahoo Tech

Rob Pegoraro
Tech Columnist, Yahoo Tech

Sean Gallagher IT Editor, Ars Technica

Sean Gallagher
IT Editor, Ars Technica

Kasra Kangarloo Staff Reporter, Washington Business Journal 

Kasra Kangarloo
Staff Reporter, Washington Business Journal 

Christopher Wink  Editorial Director, Technica.ly

Christopher Wink 
Editorial Director, Technica.ly

Tania Anderson  Business Reporter, Bisnow

Tania Anderson 
Business Reporter, Bisnow

Steven Overly Reporter, Washington Post

Steven Overly
Reporter, Washington Post

Ricky Riberio  Reporter, BizTech Magazine

Ricky Riberio 
Reporter, BizTech Magazine

J.D. Harrison Reporter/ Editor The Washington Post

J.D. Harrison
Reporter/ Editor
The Washington Post

Reid Snyder  Publisher, InTheCapital

Reid Snyder 
Publisher, InTheCapital

Allyson Jacob Content Editor, ElevationDC

Allyson Jacob
Content Editor, ElevationDC

Marissa Levin Contributor, SmartCEO Magazine

Marissa Levin
Contributor, SmartCEO Magazine

Billy Mitchell Editor, FedScoop

Billy Mitchell
Editor, FedScoop

Erik  Hyrkas Editor and Founder, TechVoid

Erik  Hyrkas
Editor and Founder, TechVoid

Lauren Williams Tech Reporter, ThinkProgress

Lauren Williams
Tech Reporter, ThinkProgress

Lalita Clozel Lead Reporter, Technical.ly

Lalita Clozel
Lead Reporter, Technical.ly

 

Curious about who else is attending? See a list of our Distinguished Attendees.