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Maci Peterson Philitas

2018 Speaker

MACI PETERSON PHILITAS is the CEO and co-founder of On Second Thought (OST), the definitive delay-recall mechanism for mobile communications platforms. As an entrepreneur and respected thought leader, Philitas is a frequent lecturer, subject-matter expert and advisor on entrepreneurship, innovation and diversity initiatives. Under her leadership, OST has expanded to 190 countries, secured multiple patents, and now licenses its highly scalable API across several industries. She has been named to several notable lists, including BBC 100 Women, Inc. Magazine’s 30 Under 30, and Washington Business Journal’s 40 Under 40. She has also been profiled by NPR, The Washington Post, BuzzFeed, Black Enterprise, Fox and others. Philitas earned her BA in public relations and advertising from Chapman University, and was named Chapman’s 2017 Distinguished Young Alumna of the Year. Maci currently resides in San Francisco. @macipeterson