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Afro Future Summit is the world’s most iconic summit curating an active network of black futurists, investors, tech entrepreneurs, celebrities, politicians and business moguls. Each year the program gathers thousands of pioneers from across the USA and around the world to address and tackle challenges that affect the people of African descent.

WHERE
VIRTUAL EDITION

WHEN
February 27, 2024

Home of the Afro Future Movement

Drawing thousands of the world's influencers, pioneers, creatives and more.

Afro Future Summit is the world’s most iconic summit curating an active network of black futurists, investors, tech entrepreneurs, celebrities, politicians and business moguls. Each year the program gathers thousands of pioneers from across the USA and around the world to address and tackle challenges that affect the people of african descent.


Where Will You Be?

The Afro Future Movement is here. Join your tribe!

Afro Future Summit is pleased to announce the 2024 4th Annual (Virtual Edition) program powered by the Global Startup Ecosystem (GSE). The 2023 edition was hosted in New York Times Square. The 2022 Afro Future Summit edition was hosted in New York City at Hudson Yards gathering influencers on topics centered on the metaverse. The 2021 edition was a virtual edition bringing thousands online to discuss the new virtual workplace and black influencers in tech. We look forward to welcoming you to this year’s gathering!
Join heads of states, pioneers, business moguls, media influencers and cultural activists for a day of full activations during the Afro Future festival celebration.


Global Speakers Announced

Christine Ntim

Christine Ntim

CEO, Global Startup Ecosystem
Barkue  Tubman

Barkue Tubman

Chief Of Staff, Diasporic Engagement and Talent Relations - Essence Ventures
Avis Yates

Avis Yates

Founder & CEO at Technology Concepts Group International (TCGi)
Kerushan	Govender

Kerushan Govender

CEO and Founder, Blackfox
Kareen Kircher

Kareen Kircher

Independent Consultant - DevOps Advisors

Petia A. Abdur-Razzaaq

Petia A. Abdur-Razzaaq

Digital Marketing Strategist/Professional Speaker, The Stylista Group
Einstein Ntim

Einstein Ntim

Diaspora Office, Office of the President, Ghana | Partner @ Africa Future Fund
James Barrood

James Barrood

CEO, Innovation+
Staniel Tetteh

Staniel Tetteh

Ecosystem Manager: GSE

Afro Future Summit Past Speakers

Einstein Ntim

Einstein Ntim

Diaspora Office, Office of the President, Ghana | Partner @ Africa Future Fund
Christine Ntim

Christine Ntim

CEO, Global Startup Ecosystem
Senator Kevin S. Parker

Senator Kevin S. Parker

NY State Senate
Akwasi Awua Ababio

Akwasi Awua Ababio

Director of Diaspora Affairs, Office of the President
Seth Cohen

Seth Cohen

Head of Forbes Impact Lab & Forbes Communities

Dr. Lisa Coleman

Dr. Lisa Coleman

Inaugural Senior VP for Global Inclusion and Strategic Innovation, and Chief Diversity Officer @ New York University
Magalie D. Austin

Magalie D. Austin

Executive Deputy Commissioner, NYC Department of Design and Construction
Jabari Young

Jabari Young

Forbes Senior Editor
Caroline Wanga

Caroline Wanga

CEO, Essence Magazine
Dr. Claire A. Nelson

Dr. Claire A. Nelson

Chief Ideation Leader, The Futures Forum

Liz Walsh

Liz Walsh

Global Category Strategy - Tech & Telco, Spotify
Einstein Ntim

Einstein Ntim

Diaspora Office, Office of the President, Ghana | Partner @ Africa Future Fund
Christine Ntim

Christine Ntim

CEO, Global Startup Ecosystem
Dr. Lisa Coleman

Dr. Lisa Coleman

Inaugural Senior VP for Global Inclusion and Strategic Innovation, and Chief Diversity Officer @ New York University
Roy L. Austin, Jr

Roy L. Austin, Jr

VP for Civil Rights and Deputy General Counsel, Meta

Michael Strautmanis

Michael Strautmanis

Executive Vice President - Civic Engagement, Obama Foundation
Angela D. Henderson

Angela D. Henderson

Racial Equity Director, Ford Motor Company
Corey Anthony

Corey Anthony

Senior Vice President – Chief Diversity and Development Officer, AT&T Services, Inc
Damon Jones

Damon Jones

Chief Communications Officer @ Procter & Gamble
Raul Moas

Raul Moas

Miami Program Director @ Knight Foundation

Marlon Nichols

Marlon Nichols

Founding Managing Partner, MaC Venture
Tiffany Perkins-Munn, Ph.D.

Tiffany Perkins-Munn, Ph.D.

Global Head Of Research, Analytics & Data | Global Marketing, BlackRock
Najah Roberts

Najah Roberts

CEO and Chief Visionary Officer, Crypto Blockchain Plug
Shu Nyatta

Shu Nyatta

Managing Partner @ SoftBank
Melissa Bradley

Melissa Bradley

Co-founder, Ureeka

Michael A. Finney

Michael A. Finney

President and CEO at The Miami-Dade Beacon Council
Dantley Davis

Dantley Davis

Member and Board of Directors, Yik Yak | Product and Design Leader
Pierre Vigilance, MD, MPH

Pierre Vigilance, MD, MPH

Vice President, Population Health & Social Impact, Equideum Health
Jeanne Lim

Jeanne Lim

Co-founder and CEO, beingAI Limited
Heather Flannery

Heather Flannery

Founder & CEO, Equideum Health

Tyrona Heath

Tyrona Heath

Global Lead, The B2B Institute @LinkedIn
Alexandra Kennedy

Alexandra Kennedy

Director, Global Head of Partnership Strategy and Operations @ Twitter
Jacqueline Jones

Jacqueline Jones

Head of Strategic Partnerships - Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging @ LinkedIn
Brandon Hoffman

Brandon Hoffman

Investor at Samsung Next & Co-Head of Diverse Founders Initiative
Vanessa Lui

Vanessa Lui

Vice President, SAP.io

Richard Achee

Richard Achee

Global Business Development Lead - Chrome Enterprise at Google
Kathleen 	Cronin

Kathleen Cronin

Regional Program Assistant/Outreach Coordinator, SBDC
Anika Rahman

Anika Rahman

CEO, National Diversity Council
Kenneth Ebie

Kenneth Ebie

Inaugural Executive Director & Chief Development Officer of Black Entrepreneurs NYC (BE NYC)
Travaughn Akogu

Travaughn Akogu

VP Growth Marketing, Fortune Magazine

James Francis

James Francis

Chairman & CEO, Chairman & CEO Paradigm Asset Management Co.LLC
Alvin Hartley

Alvin Hartley

Owner and CEO, TMI & Partners, LTD
Brittany Edeifo

Brittany Edeifo

Miss Diaspora Nigeria USA
Freda L. Thomas, MBA, CPC, ELI-MP, CPRW

Freda L. Thomas, MBA, CPC, ELI-MP, CPRW

Certified Professional Coach, Certified Professional Resume Writer, LinkedIn Profile Expert
Lakeshia Ford

Lakeshia Ford

Managing Director, Ford Communications

Georgie-Ann Getton

Georgie-Ann Getton

CEO, GSD Solutions
Michael Potts

Michael Potts

Owner, M2 Studio (XR Metaverse content agency)
Martina Welkhoff

Martina Welkhoff

Co- founder & Managing Partner, WXR Fund
Lydia Timlin-Broussard

Lydia Timlin-Broussard

Lead strategic designer, BCG Digital Ventures
DeShuna Elisa Spencer

DeShuna Elisa Spencer

Founder & CEO, KweliTV

Andrae Kirkland, CSSBB

Andrae Kirkland, CSSBB

Sr. Program Manager - Platform Health Operations, Twitter
Aubrey Tucker

Aubrey Tucker

Senior Industry Manager, Autodesk
Tonna Obaze

Tonna Obaze

Chief of Staff, Harlem Capital
Doug Jacobson

Doug Jacobson

Co-Founder at Big Rock Creative (BRCvr)
Petia Abdur-Razzaaq

Petia Abdur-Razzaaq

Digital Marketing Strategist, Google

Brianne Garrett

Brianne Garrett

Reporter/Editorial Lead @ Forbes
James Barrood

James Barrood

CEO, Innovation+
Jordan Hopson

Jordan Hopson

Lead Design Strategist, Boston Consulting Group Digital Ventures
Sean Bartley

Sean Bartley

Creator of Connect The Series | Producer,Ideas united
Lucinda Cross

Lucinda Cross

President, ActivateWorldwide

Kimberly	Hill

Kimberly Hill

Strategy Manager for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion team, Amazon Studios
Dawn Osbourne

Dawn Osbourne

Community Relations and Engagement @ Digital Ocean
Iynna Halilou

Iynna Halilou

Global Programs Manager @ Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator
Tanarra Schneider

Tanarra Schneider

Managing Director @ Accenture
Gregory Johnson

Gregory Johnson

Managing Director @ The Rockefeller Foundation

Sydney Brunson

Sydney Brunson

Culture Lead - Enterprise Commercial, Microsoft
Leigh-Ann Buchanan

Leigh-Ann Buchanan

President and Executive Director of aīre Venture
Althea A. Harris

Althea A. Harris

U.S. Small Business Administration: South Florida District Office
Ammin Youssouf

Ammin Youssouf

Co-founder and CEO of Afrobytes
Danielle DeRuiter-Williams

Danielle DeRuiter-Williams

Head of Growth and Expansion, The Justice Collective

Elkin Alfred

Elkin Alfred

Director of Health Initiatives @ United Way of Broward County
Claire A. Nelson Ph.D

Claire A. Nelson Ph.D

Futurist, Sustainability Engineer, Social Entrepreneur, Storyteller
Busie Matsiko-Andan

Busie Matsiko-Andan

Executive Director Of Africa Future Summit and CEO, Pont Global
Alhaji Allie Bangura

Alhaji Allie Bangura

Founder and Board Member, ADAN e.V.
Gia Mattu

Gia Mattu

Founder/CEO at FalconX

Staniel Tetteh

Staniel Tetteh

Ecosystem Manager: GSE
Michael Ojo

Michael Ojo

Startup Lab Pitch Finalist | Octave Incorporations
Enki Toto

Enki Toto

Investor, Salesforce Ventures Impact Fund
Brandon Parkes

Brandon Parkes

Director at Gaingels and a Former Tech Startup Founder
Aneto Okonkwo

Aneto Okonkwo

Co-Founder & CEO at Chatdesk
Crystal Etienne

Crystal Etienne

Founder and CEO, Ruby Love
Georgie-Ann Getton

Georgie-Ann Getton

Founder & CEO, GSD Solutions

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