Featured Speakers

 

Chris Wallace

Emmy Nominated Veteran Journalist, Host of Fox News Sunday

The host of FOX News Sunday, Chris has established himself as a battled-tested media presence, an incisive, thoughtful interviewer, and a venerable authority on presidential history and election politics.

Over Chris’s decades-long journalism career, he reported from the ABC News desk as a senior correspondent for Primetime and 20/20, and as an anchor on the longest running show on television, NBC News' Meet the Press. The author of the best-seller, Character: Profiles in Presidential Courage, Chris has won every major broadcast news award, including three Emmys, the Peabody Award and the Dupont-Columbia Silver Baton Award. In 2016, Chris earned praise from fellow journalists and political operatives on both sides of the aisle for his sterling performance moderating the final presidential debate between Hilary Clinton and Donald Trump.

With substance, fairness and gravitas, Chris captivates with seasoned insights on current events and political affairs, including the evolving role of the media and influence of technology on the presidency, what America will look like under our 46th president, and what audiences can expect during his administration.

Chris Wallace

 

Jessica O. Matthews

Founder & CEO, Uncharted Power, Renewable Energy Expert, and Innovator

Started when she was just 22 years old, Jessica O. Matthews is the founder and CEO of Uncharted Power – an award-winning full-service energy and data infrastructure technology company. Using their patented suite of solutions, they build, own, and operate smart city infrastructure to provide clean and low-cost power to communities in need around the world.

Matthews’ research and career centers around the intersection of disruptive technology, renewable energy, human behavior, and the psychology of self-actualization. She first created Uncharted Power as Uncharted Play, a new kind of social enterprise grounded in play and the happiness of life, showing the world how play can be a tangible tool for inspiring social innovation.

A dual citizen of Nigeria & the U.S., Matthews has a degree in Psychology and Economics from Harvard University, an MBA from Harvard Business School, and is listed on over 10 patents and patents pending—including her first invention of the SOCCKET, an energy generating soccer ball, at the age of 19.

Once invited by President Barack Obama to the White House to represent small companies for the signing of the America Invents Act in 2012, Matthews previously served as an Ambassador of Entrepreneurship for Nigeria. In 2016, she raised what is presently the largest Series A ever raised by a black female founder in history and was selected to ring the NASDAQ opening ceremony bell, representing all Forbes 30 Under 30 alumna.

Matthews’ list of accolades includes Fortune’s Most Promising Women Entrepreneurs, Forbes’ 30 Under 30 list, Inc.’s 30 Under 30, and Scientist of the Year by Harvard University. She was also nominated by TechCrunch for Founder of the Year. 

Jessica O. Matthews