Opening General Session Keynote Speaker

Carlo Capua

Chief of Strategy and Innovation for the City of Fort Worth

Carlo Capua is Chief of Strategy and Innovation for the City of Fort Worth. He was previously the Deputy Chief of Staff in the Mayor and Council Office. He was responsible for Fort Worth becoming the first city in the country to mine bitcoin as a City government. As one of Fort Worth’s first social entrepreneurs, Carlo co-founded Z’s Café, creating 165 jobs for low- income men and women over 13 years and feeding 150,000 people during the COVID pandemic. In 2018, he was named “Businessman of the Year” by the Fort Worth Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.

After earning a business degree from Texas Christian University in 2000, Carlo spent 7 years teaching English in Fort Worth’s sister cities in Japan and Mexico, and graduated from Harvard University with his master’s in International Relations in 2022. He is past president of the Rotary Club of Fort Worth and is the chair-elect of the national board for Sister Cities International.

A sought-after speaker and emcee, Carlo has started and sold multiple businesses. An avid athlete, he has finished 18 marathons (one in North Korea!) and an Ironman Triathlon, and speaks fluent Spanish and Japanese.