Jessica O. Matthews, founder of Uncharted Power, speaking at McMaster for International Women’s Day

Jessica O. Matthews is the founder and CEO of Uncharted Power, an award-winning power and data infrastructure technology company that develops infrastructure solutions for communities, facilities, and Internet of Things. Using their patented suite of solutions, they build, own and operate infrastructure to provide power and data services that are clean, safe and low cost. The company was founded by Jessica when she was only 22 years old.

Uncharted Power first began as Uncharted Play, a new kind of social enterprise grounded in play and the happiness of life, that would show the world how play could be a tangible tool for inspiring social innovation.

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 and the United States, Jessica has a degree in Psychology and Economics from Harvard University, an MBA from Harvard Business School, and is listed on more than 10 patents and patents pending—including her first invention of the SOCCKET, an energy generating soccer ball, at the age of 19.

Students, staff, and faculty are all welcome to attend.

Monday, March 9, 2020
LR Wilson Concert Hall

11 a.m.  Welcome address

11:30 a.m.  Keynote speaker, Jessica Matthews 

12:30 p.m.  Reception




Event sponsors include:

  • McMaster Children & Youth University
  • Academic Women’s Success and Mentorship
  • The Socrates Project
  • McMaster Students Union
  • McMaster Innovation Park
  • The Faculty of Engineering
  • The Faculty of Science
  • The Faculty of Social Science
  • The Faculty of Health Sciences
  • The Arts & Science Program
  • The Office of the President
  • The Office of the Provost
  • McMaster University Library
  • McMaster Human Resources
  • Intersession Learning
  • Office of Community Engagement
  • Office of International Affairs
  • McMaster Alumni Office