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.