Keynote Speaker Jessica O. Matthews

Jessica O. Matthews, "Innovating in Times of Uncertainty"
Sponsored by Arch + Beam
Tuesday, February 23, 2:30 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.  




Jessica O. Matthews, founder and CEO of Uncharted Power, joins the lineup of impressive speakers for the 2021 TMA Distressed Investing Conference.

COVID-19 is changing everything in the business world. Execs are forced to rethink how they operate, what they offer employees, and their greater long-term impact on society; Matthews is using this time to breed a new vision for her company.

Matthews will share how Uncharted Power is adjusting to the new COVID-19 world by doubling down on their mission of redefining power access and building smarter, safer cities. She will discuss: 

  • The biggest challenges she has faced as a startup leader during the pandemic 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 the pandemic has taught us about global infrastructure and how we can make updates to improve public health / lives 
  • And more!
     

About Jessica O. Matthews
Jessica’s research and career center around the intersection of disruptive technology, renewable energy, human behavior, and the psychology of self-actualization. A dual citizen of Nigeria & the United States, Jessica has a degree in Psychology and Economics from Harvard University, an MBA from Harvard Business School, and is listed on over 12 patents and patents pending.

Her list of accolades includes Fortune’s Most Promising Women Entrepreneurs, Forbes 30 Under 30, Inc. Magazine's 30 Under 30, and Harvard Foundation Scientist of the Year.

VIPs receive exclusive access to the VIP session with Matthews directly following the keynote from 3:15 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. 

 

ConferenceAgenda

Below is a brief overview of the 2021 TMA Distressed Investing conference.

Agenda subject to change. 
*for those with VIP add-on only

Tuesday, February 23, 2021
(all times listed in CST)
 
8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.  Morning IMPACT: Walking Meditation  
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.  VIP Virtual Lounge* 
8:30 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.  Innovation Orientation 
9:15 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.  TMA Connect Live: Virtual Meetings + Social Media Best Practices
9:15 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.  TMA Connect Live: Road to Recovery: Pro Bono & Non-Profit
10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.  Mega Trends 4.0: A Fan Favorite Back By Popular Demand
10:45 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. Live Innovation Lab 
11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.  TMA Connect Live: Awards Committee
11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.  TMA Connect Live: Disruption & Innovation
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  TMA Connect Live: Retail Road to Recovery
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  TMA Connect Live: Ignite Sessions
12:00 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.  General Session: Tell All Secrets: Behind the Scenes at a Workout Group Near You
12:45 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. Live Innovation Lab 
1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.  TMA Connect Live: Real Estate Road to Recovery 
1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.  TMA Connect Live: Distressed Investors - Unsuccessful Restructurings
1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.  Breakout Session: When the Money Train Ends - Deals and Steals Post PPP Stimulus
1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.  Breakout Session: Navigating the Uncharted Waters of Commercial Real Estate - Deals or Doom? Sponsored by Getzler Henrich & Associates LLC
2:30 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.  Keynote Jesssica O. Matthews sponsored by Arch + Beam
3:15 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. VIP Live Q&A*
3:45 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. TMA NextGen Power Hour: Icebreaker Challenge 
4:45 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.  TMA Connect Live: Diversity in Dealmaking 
5:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.  TMA Tomorrow, Tonight! An Opening Celebration
Wednesday, February 24, 2021
(all times listed in CST)
 
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.  Morning IMPACT Activity 
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.  VIP Virtual Lounge* 
8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.  TMA Connect Live: Self Care & Resolutions
9:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.  General Session: It's a Small World - An International View of Global Dealmaking
9:45 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Live Innovation Lab 
10:30 a.m.  - 11:00 a.m.  TMA Connect Live: Subchapter V
10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.  TMA Connect Live: TMA Connect Live: International Environment/Global Economy
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  Breakout Session: Chapter 11 and Subchapter V - A means to a (Dealmaking) End or Just the End?
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  Breakout Session: The Never-ending Retail Apocalypse - What’s Next?
12:00 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.  Keynote Ron Insana sponsored by Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP
12:45 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.  VIP Live Q&A*
1:15 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.  TMA NOW Power Hour: Women that Innovate 
2:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.  General Session: TMA Better Together Live
3:15 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.  TMA Connect Live: CRO War Room (Guest Speaker)
3:15 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. TMA Connect Live: Chapter Presidents Council (CPC)
4:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.  TMA Connect Live: Gambling & Reading People
4:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.  TMA Connect Live: Pets of TMA
4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.  All in for INNOVATION: Casino Night
5:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.  TMA Connect Live: Side Hustle Share
Thursday, February 25, 2021
(all times listed in CST)
 
8:00 a.m. -9:00 a.m.  VIP Virtual Lounge*
8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Morning IMPACT Activity 
9:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.  Global Capital Forum Welcome sponsored by Crystal Financial  and SSG Capital Advisors 
9:15 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. General Session: Distressed Investors sponsored by Getzler Henrich & Associates LLC
10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Live Innovation Lab
10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. TMA Connect Live: "If I'm the Expert, How Can I Get My Clients to Follow My Advice?" with Elayne Greenberg 
11:15 a.m. 12:00 p.m.  TMA Connect Live: Special Guest Col. Darling
12:15 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. TMA Connect Live: Healthcare Road to Recovery
12:15 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.  TMA Connect Live: Hospitality Road to Recovery
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.  Global Capital Forum - Curated Connections sponsored by Crystal Financial and SSG Capital Advisors
1:45 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. TMA Connect Live: #TMADIC 2021 Committee
1:45 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.  TMA Connect Live: Podcasts, Books & Apps
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.  Global Capital Forum - 1:1 with Exhibitors and Scheduled Appointments sponsored by Crystal Financial and SSG Capital Advisors
2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.  Global Capital Forum Meet Up sponsored by Crystal Financial and SSG Capital Advisors
1:45 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.  Global Capital Forum - 1:1 with Exhibitors and Scheduled Appointments sponsored by Crystal Financial and SSG Capital Advisors
3:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.  Closing Reception 
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.  Chair's Reception (invite only)