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Event leadership | 21 March 2014

The 100 Speakers Who Should Be at Tech Conferences

Stephanie Brenner

A list of 100 speakers who we hope to see more often at tech conferences. 

Last week we published a blog post showcasing the 100 Most Wanted Speakers at Tech Conferences. There was quite a lot of buzz surrounding this post, which raised the question of why there aren’t more women and diversity on this list of 100 top speakers. So we decided to ask the tech community, followers and supporters, which top tech individuals they would most like to see speaking at the upcoming conferences they are planning to attend. Based on their recommendations, we have compiled a new top 100 list, which is, not surprisingly, both gender balanced and representative of a wide number of communities!

The Tech Community has spoken! People want to see a more diverse lineup of speakers sharing their knowledge and success stories. Out of the hundreds of recommendations we received (thank you for the tweets, comments and emails), we narrowed it down to the top 100 speakers you thought SHOULD be seen more at tech conferences!

If you have more suggestions for great speakers not listed, please share them in the comments below. This list is not ranked in any specific order. Enjoy!

100 Tech Conference Speakers - Roxanne VarzaRoxanne Varza @roxannevarza

Startup Evangelist, Microsoft

100 Tech Conference Speakers - Rebecca GarciaRay Wang @rwang0

Principal Analyst, Founder & Chairman, Constellation Research, Inc.

100 Tech Conference Speakers - Tristan WalkerTristan Walker @tristanwalker

Founder & CEO, Walker & Company Brands

100 Tech Conference Speakers - Chris GourlayChris Gourlay @chris_gourlay

Founder, Spacehive

100 Tech Conference Speakers - James ParkJames Park @parkjames

Co-founder & CEO, Fitbit

100 Tech Conference Speakers - Rebecca GarciaRebecca Garcia @geekgirlweb

Co-founder, CoderDojo & Squarespace

100 Tech Conference Speakers -Adria RichardsAdria Richards @adriarichards

Developer solving problems in technology

100 Tech Conference Speakers - Maria Teresa KumarMaria Teresa Kumar @MariaTeresa1

Founding Executive Director, Voto Latino

100 Tech Conference Speakers - Daniel EkDaniel Ek @eldsjal

Founder & CEO, Spotify

100 Tech Conference Speakers - Katie RaeKatie Rae @ktrae

Managing Director, Techstars Boston

100 Tech Conference Speakers - Stacy-Marie IshmaelStacy-Marie Ishmael @s_m_i

Vice President of Communities, Financial Times

100 Tech Conference Speakers - Lyndsey ScottLyndsey Scott @Lyndsey360

Model, Actress, App Developer

100 Tech Conference Speakers - Nate WeinerNate Weiner @NateWeiner

Founder & CEO, Pocket

100 Tech Conference Speakers - Darian ShiraziDarian Shirazi @darian314

Founder, Radius Intelligence

100 Tech Conference Speakers - Josh MillerJosh Miller @joshm

Founder, Branch

100 Tech Conference Speakers - Cecilia AbadieCecilia Abadie @cabadie

CTO & Founder, LynxFit

100 Tech Conference Speakers - Julia GraceJulia Grace @jewelia

Head of Engineering, Tindie

100 Tech Conference Speakers - B. Bonin BoughB. Bonin Bough @boughb

VP Global Media & Consumer Engagement, Mondelez

100 Tech Conference Speakers - Ana L. FloresAna L. Flores @laflowers

Co-founder, SpanglishBaby

100 Tech Conference Speakers - Majora CarterMajora Carter @majoracarter

Radio Broadcaster, Leader in Local Economic Revitalization Strategy

100 Tech Conference Speakers - Alicia NavarroAlicia Navarro @AliciaNavarro

CEO and Co-founder, Skimlinks

100 Tech Conference Speakers - Ben HuhBen Huh @benhuh

Founder, Cheezburger

100 Tech Conference Speakers - Wayne SuttonWayne Sutton @waynesutton

Founder, PitchTo & Student Ventures

100 Tech Conference Speakers - Joyce KimJoyce Kim @joyce

Principal, Freestyle Capital
Founder, Simplehoney

100 Tech Conference Speakers - Laura Weidman PowersLaura Weidman Powers @laurawp

Co-Founder & Executive Director, CODE2040

100 Tech Conference Speakers - Andres BarretoAndres Barreto @andresbarreto

Founder, Grooveshark

100 Tech Conference Speakers - Leila JanahLeila Janah @leila_c

Founder & CEO, Samecource Inc

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100 Tech Conference Speakers - Rahul SoodRahul Sood @rahulsood

GM & Partner, Microsoft Ventures

100 Tech Conference Speakers - Corvida RavenCorvida Raven @corvida

Founder, SheGeeks.net

100 Tech Conference Speakers - Dr. Mae JemisonDr. Mae Jemison @maejemison

American physician & NASA Astronaut

100 Tech Conference Speakers - Eric FrenkielEric Frenkiel @ericfrenkiel

Co-Founder, MemSQL

100 Tech Conference Speakers - Danilo CamposDanilo Campos @_Danilo

iOS Developer, Hipmunk

100 Tech Conference Speakers - Ana Roca-CastroAna Roca-Castro @AnaRC

CEO, Plaza Familia

100 Tech Conference Speakers - John BattelleJohn Battelle @johnbattelle

Founder, Sovern, Federated Media, OpenCo, & Wired

100 Tech Conference Speakers - Cathryn PoseyCathryn Posey @catpoetry

Founder, Tech By Superwomen

100 Tech Conference Speakers - Linus Torvalds Linus Torvalds @Linus__Torvalds

Fellow, Linux Foundation

100 Tech Conference Speakers - Laura SydellLaura Sydell @Sydell

Digital Culture Correspondent, NPR

100 Tech Conference Speakers - Amer MohammedAmer Mohammed @Hhero

CEO, Healthy Heros

100 Tech Conference Speakers - Ana Diaz HernandezAna Diaz Hernandez @anadiazhernandz

VC Investor, Kapor Capital

100 Tech Conference Speakers - Gwynne ShotwellGwynne Shotwell @GwynneShotwell

President & COO, SpaceX

100 Tech Conference Speakers - Nirav ToliaNirav Tolia @niravtolia

Co-Founder & CEO, Nextdoor

100 Tech Conference Speakers - David RusenkoDavid Rusenko @drusenko
Founder, Weebly
100 Tech Conference Speakers - Danae RingelmannDanae Ringelmann @gogoDanae

Co-founded, IndieGoGo

100 Tech Conference Speakers - Khalid SmithKhalid Smith @khalidrudo

Founder and Chief Product Officer, Lessoncast

100 Tech Conference Speakers - Catherine BracyCatherine Bracy @cbracy

Director of Community Organizing Code for America

100 Tech Conference Speakers - Charley MooreCharley Moore @charleymooreesq

Founder & CEO, Rocket Lawyer

100 Tech Conference Speakers - Mandela S-HodgeMandela S-Hodge @MandelaSH

Director, Startup Weekend Education

100 Tech Conference Speakers - Leah BusqueLeah Busque @labusque

Founder, TaskRabbit

100 Tech Conference Speakers - Danielle MorrillDanielle Morrill @DanielleMorrill

 

Founder & CEO, Mattermark

100 Tech Conference Speakers - Alicia MorgaAlicia Morga @AliciaMorga

Founder and CEO, No. 8 Media, Inc

100 Tech Conference Speakers - Christine MerrittChristine Merritt @chrisjenmerritt

Head of Business Development & Partnership, Google

100 Tech Conference Speakers - Poornima VijayashankerPoornima Vijayashanker @poornima

Founder, Femgineer & Bizzeebee

100 Tech Conference Speakers - Kathryn FinneyKathryn Finney @KathrynFinney

Founder, Digitalundivided

100 Tech Conference Speakers - Nate BlecharczykNate Blecharczyk @nathanblec

CTO, Airbnb

100 Tech Conference Speakers - Raquel VelezRaquel Velez @rockbot

Senior Software Developer, npm inc.

100 Tech Conference Speakers - Ayelet NoffAyelet Noff @AyeletNoff

Founder & CEO, Blonde 2.0

100 Tech Conference Speakers - AnnMaria De MarsAnnMaria De Mars @annmariastat

CEO, 7 Generation Games

100 Tech Conference Speakers - Jinghua ZhangJinghua Zhang @jinghuaz

Head of UX, Mozilla

100 Tech Conference Speakers - Hind HobeikaHind Hobeika @hindhobeika

Founder & CEO, Instabeat

100 Tech Conference Speakers - Jonathon TriestJonathon Triest @jtriest

Managing Partner, Ludlow Venture

100 Tech Conference Speakers - Rosario RobinsonRosario Robinson @rosariorobinson

Principal, Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology

100 Tech Conference Speakers - Claudina SaraheClaudina Sarahe @itsmisscs

Co-founder, Autotax.me

100 Tech Conference Speakers -Adewale OshineyeAdewale Oshineye @ade_oshineye

Engineer, Google

100 Tech Conference Speakers - Tania ZapataTania Zapata @taniazapata

Co-founder & Chief Talent Officer, Bunny Inc

100 Tech Conference Speakers - Emilie GilesEmilie Giles @me_backwards

Co-Director, Codasign

100 Tech Conference Speakers - Alexander TorrenegraAlexander Torrenegra @torrenegra

Founder & CEO, Bunny Inc

100 Tech Conference Speakers - Tina SharkeyTina Sharkey @TinSharkey

CEO, SherpaFoundry

100 Tech Conference Speakers - Bindi KariaBindi Karia @bindik

Vice President, Accelerator at Silicon Valley Bank

100 Tech Conference Speakers - Maelle GavetMaelle Gavet @MaelleGavet

CEO, OZON Holdings

100 Tech Conference Speakers - Jennifer ArgüelloJennifer Argüello @engijen

Executive Director, Latino2

100 Tech Conference Speakers - Amanda CoolongAmanda Coolong @AmandaCoolong

COO/Chief Host, TechZulu

100 Tech Conference Speakers - Ashley Jame LewisAshley Jame Lewis @AshleyJaneLewis

Digital Media Producer , TVOntario

100 Tech Conference Speakers - Kristy TillmanKristy Tillman @KristyT

Designer, IDEO

100 Tech Conference Speakers - Suhail DoshiSuhail Doshi @suhail

CEO, MixPanel

100 Tech Conference Speakers - Hussein FazalHussein Fazal @Hussein_fazal

CEO, AdParlor

100 Tech Conference Speakers - Taariq LewisTaariq Lewis @taariqlewis

Founder, Bitcoin Business

100 Tech Conference Speakers - Zuhairah ScottZuhairah Scott @Zuhairah

Founder, Kahnoodle

100 Tech Conference Speakers - Pru AshbyPru Ashby @PruAshby

Head of Partnerships, Tech City UK

100 Tech Conference Speakers - Neelan ChoksiNeelan Choksi @neelan

President & COO, Tasktop Technologies

100 Tech Conference Speakers - Blathnaid HealyBlathnaid Healy @blathnaidhealy

Digital Strategy, Agility

100 Tech Conference Speakers - Kanyi MaqubelaKanyi Maqubela @km

Partner,Collabfund

100 Tech Conference Speakers - Alpesh DoshiAlpesh Doshi @alpeshdoshi

Principal and co-Founder, Fintricity

100 Tech Conference Speakers - Ines SombraInes Sombra @randommood

Lead Data Engineer, Engine Yard

100 Tech Conference Speakers - Leyla SekaLeyla Seka @LeylaSeka

SVP & General Manager, Desk.com

100 Tech Conference Speakers - Morgan Missen Morgan Missen @mm

Founder, Main

100 Tech Conference Speakers - Kimberly BryantKimberly Bryant @6gems

Founder,
BlackGirlsCode

100 Tech Conference Speakers - Kent Beck Kent Beck @KentbBeck

Programmer, Facebook

100 Tech Conference Speakers - Kelly GotoKelly Goto @go2girl

Founder & Principal, Gotomedia

100 Tech Conference Speakers - Ayori SelassieAyori Selassie @iayori

Product Manager, Salesforce.com
Founder, Intuitive Interactive & Pitch Mixer

100 Tech Conference Speakers - Nnena UkukuNnena Ukuku @nukuku

Founder, Ukuku Law Group & Black Founders

100 Tech Conference Speakers - Anne Marie ForehandAnne Marie Forehand @continvvm

Co-Founder, Continuum Fashion

100 Tech Conference Speakers - Tanya SalcidoTanya Salcido @tanyasalcido

Cofounder, Latina Geeks

100 Tech Conference Speakers - Alline WatkinsAlline Watkins @allineo

Founder, LeanX.co

100 Tech Conference Speakers - Alex ShiraziAlex Shirazi @alexshirazi

Founder, Phlint

100 Tech Conference Speakers - Chris GueitsChris Gueits @ChrisGueits

Founder & CEO, LivFly

100 Tech Conference Speakers - Liz BacelarLiz Bacelar @DecodedLiz

Founder, Decoded Fashion

100 Tech Conference Speakers - Addie ConnerAddie Conner @SocialCodeInc

Co-Founder & CIO, Social Code

100 Tech Conference Speakers - Charles HudsonCharles Hudson @chudson

Partner, SoftTechVC

100 Tech Conference Speakers - Deldelp MedinaDeldelp Medina @deldelp

CEO, MyPioApp & Co-founder of Altimami

100 Tech Conference Speakers - Felecia HatcherFelecia Hatcher @FeleciaHatcher

Founder, Black Tech Miami

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