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Innovator and CEO, Uncharted

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Jessica O. Matthews is the Founder & CEO of Uncharted, an award-winning energy and data technology company that develops infrastructure solutions for communities, facilities, and Internet of Things. The company was founded by Jessica when she was only 22 years old. Jessica’s research and career centers around the intersection of disruptive technology, renewable energy, human behavior, and the psychology of self-actualization. A dual citizen of Nigeria & the U.S., Jessica 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.

CEO, Girls Who Code

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With a career dedicated to addressing inequities in education and helping young women of all backgrounds succeed, Dr. Tarika Barrett is at the forefront of expanding the pipeline of women entering tech and removing the obstacles that stand in the way of them reaching their full potential. As the CEO of Girls Who Code, an international non-profit organization disrupting the tech industry and transforming perceptions of what a programmer can look like, she spearheads initiatives aimed at closing the gender gap in technology by inspiring, educating, and equipping young women with the computing skills to pursue 21st century opportunities.

Business Insights & Strategy Leader, Organization Designer & Builder, and Director, Consumer Insights at Netflix

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A visionary, thought leader, and change agent in the arenas of innovation, marketing strategy, organizational design, and team culture enhancement, Nikkia Reveillac has driven success at some of the world’s leading brands by artfully challenging the status quo and thoughtfully asking the questions that others are so often afraid to. Over the course of her diverse career leading research and insight initiatives at top companies including Netflix, Twitter, and Colgate-Palmolive, she has leveraged unending empathy, a pioneering attitude, a deep love of multi-cultural moments, a passion for storytelling, an open-growth mindset, and a proven ability to develop high-functioning teams to shape business thinking and decision-making in ways that unlock pathways for growth.

Vice Chairman, Global Wealth Management & Senior Client Advisor At Morgan Stanley

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Carla Harris is Vice Chairman of Wealth Management and Senior Client Advisor at Morgan Stanley. She was Chair of the Morgan Stanley Foundation from 2005 to 2014, and sits on the boards of several community organizations. In August 2013, Carla was appointed by President Barack Obama to chair the National Women’s Business Council. She is a gospel recording artist and a popular public speaker who gives impactful career guidance to corporate audiences based on her book, “Expect to Win.” Carla joined Morgan Stanley in 1987 after completing an AB in economics from Harvard University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Founder of FUBU & Star of ABC's Shark Tank

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Daymond John is CEO and Founder of FUBU, a much-celebrated global lifestyle brand, and a pioneer in the fashion industry with over $6 billion in product sales. He is an award-winning entrepreneur, and he has received over 35 awards including the Brandweek Marketer of the Year, Advertising Age Marketing 1000 Award for Outstanding Ad Campaign, and Ernst and Young's New York Entrepreneur of the Year Award. His marketing strategies and ability to build successful brands has made him a highly influential consultant and motivation speaker. In 2009, he joined the cast of ABC's entrepreneurial business show Shark Tank.

Global Economist, Author & Investor in the Future

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Dr. Dambisa Moyo is an international economist who analyzes the macroeconomy and global affairs. She has travelled to more than 80 countries over the last decade, during which time she has developed a unique knowledge base on the political, economic, and financial workings of emerging economies, in particular the BRICs and the frontier economies in Asia, South America, Africa, and the Middle East. Her work examines the interplay between rapidly developing countries, international business, and the global economy, while highlighting the key opportunities for investment. She is the author of multiple New York Times best-selling books, including Edge of Chaos: Why Democracy is Failing to Deliver Economic Growth - and How to Fix It, Dead Aid: Why Aid Is Not Working and How There Is a Better Way for Africa, How The West Was Lost: Fifty Years of Economic Folly - And the Stark Choices Ahead, and Winner Take All: China's Race for Resources and What It Means for the World. Moyo was recognized as one of the "100 Most Influential People in the World" by TIME magazine, and was named to the World Economic Forum's Young Global Leaders Forum. Her work regularly appears in economic and finance-related publications, such as the Financial Times and The Wall Street Journal.

Entrepreneur, Former CEO, Author, Award-winning Marketer

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Tricia Clarke-Stone is an entrepreneur, multi-award winning innovative marketer, and revenue-producing executive who has spent the last two decades at the intersection of marketing, branding, tech, media, and entertainment. She has a proven track record of building brands and companies and driving tens of millions in revenue through innovation, technology, marketing, business strategy, IP/product development, and team leadership. Tricia is the former CEO of WP Narrative, an award-winning creative and tech agency she cofounded with hip hop mogul Russell Simmons, creating a new marketing agency model uniting code (tech) and culture to power a brand’s purpose and experience. The agency was acquired by Hollywood producer Will Packer in 2017. Currently, Tricia continues to advise the WP Narrative team in addition to consulting blue chip companies, entertainment brands, and innovative startups. Known for being a boundary-pusher with a uniquely attuned business and creative mind, Tricia redefined the status quo with a mandate to future-proof brands, drive innovation, create transformative IP, develop products and game-changing marketing strategies for startups and some of the world’s most iconic brands. The results have been a series of “firsts,” technology patents, and groundbreaking campaigns that have garnered buzz and awards, including SXSW, Cannes Lions, the ONE Show, Clios, D&AD, Shortys, and the Webby’s.

Author, two-time Emmy Award-winning television producer and the SVP of Branded Entertainment and Media Innovation at ViacomCBS

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Antoinette Clarke is an author, two-time Emmy Award-winning television producer and the SVP of Branded Entertainment and Media Innovation at ViacomCBS. She is responsible for ideation, pitching, selling, negotiating, developing and activating strategic branded content and advertiser partnerships across multiple platforms for the CBS Daytime slate of shows and specials. In the previous decade, Antoinette worked as a supervising producer/producer for a variety of award-winning talk shows with hosts Montel Williams, Tyra Banks, Rachael Ray, and Nate Berkus. Throughout her career, Antoinette's contribution to producing hundreds of lifestyle-based shows including social experiments, celebrity interviews, home and personal makeovers, holiday Extravaganzas, and tentpole events have led to some of the highest rated episodes on daytime television. Years prior, she worked as the Director of Broadcast Sales Integration for Martha Stewart, where she collaborated with marketing and production teams, executed creative concepts and managed integration sales activities.

Multi-Media Futurist

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Lauren DeLisa Coleman is part of the new technorati-to-watch. A digi-cultural trend analyst, mobile strategy specialist, author, speaker, and consultant, Lauren is an expert at deciphering and forecasting power trends and public sentiment within the intersection of popular culture and emerging tech and the impact of such on business and governance—with a unique focus on millennials. She helps brands create messaging and content that better resonates with today’s tech-savvy, pop culture millennial consumers by providing innovative communication strategies, as well as forecast, analysis, and insight into cultural trends, attitudes, and behavior as it all intersects with emerging tech usage. A successful innovator, thought leader, and entrepreneur with over 14 years of experience, Lauren has provided digi-culture intelligence and trend consulting to notable clients from Jay-Z and Snoop Dog to Microsoft execs and public policy leaders. She is an on-air commentator for MSNBC, a columnist at Inc. magazine, and a regular contributor to Forbes. She also contributes to other major media outlets, such as Daily Beast, cnbc.com, The Next Web, Business Insider, and Campaigns & Elections.

Co-Host of REVOLT TV's State of the Culture, Best-Selling Author, TV Personality, & Attorney

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Eboni K. Williams is an attorney, best-selling author and Host for Fox News Channel. She also co-hosted The Curtis & Eboni Show on WABC Radio in New York City. Her book, Pretty Powerful: Appearance, Substance & Success, details how physical presentation can affect your professional power ascent.
Rev. Al Sharpton is one of the nation's most-renowned civil rights leaders and the founder and president of the National Action Network (NAN). His oratory skills have served as a platform for making changes in the American social and political establishment.

Best-Selling Author and Medical Expert

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Dr. Sampson Davis is a Board Certified Emergency Medicine Physician at St. Michaels Medical Center in Newark NJ. He has been a weekly correspondent on the Tom Joyner Morning Show and a frequent guest on CNN where he focuses on prevalent and life-changing medical topics. Dr. Davis has also co-authored New York Times best-selling books, The Pact, We Beat the Street, and The Bond.