KEYNOTE: Innovating During Times of Uncertainty: Adapting Your Business for the New Normal

The business world has transformed tremendously in recent times. Executives are forced to rethink how they operate, what they offer employees, and their greater long-term impact on society. But what does the current business landscape look like for smaller companies?

Uncharted is a venture-backed small business in the niche power infrastructure space – if you subscribe to the theory of intersectionality, the nature of their business stacks all odds against them. But CEO and founder Jessica O. Matthews is using this time to breed new vision for her company.

If you’re exploring innovation and adaptation for your business, Matthews will share how Uncharted Power has pivoted in the new business world by doubling down on its mission of redefining power access and building smarter, safer cities.

In this session, Matthews will discuss:

  • The biggest challenges she has faced as a startup leader and how she’s turning adversity into vision.
  • The need for small companies to see beyond their own path and understand how they interconnect with other businesses/the world.
  • What recent events have taught us about global infrastructure and how we can make updates to improve public health/lives.
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
27 September 2021


Jessica O. Matthews
Founder & CEO, Uncharted