Jessica Simpson to Headline Accelerate: The Global Ecommerce Acceleration Summit

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Simpson will be joined by OpenAI CTO Mira Murati, Jeopardy! legend Ken Jennings, and serial entrepreneur Jesse Itzler as part of Accelerate’s star-studded speaker lineup in 2024.

SALT LAKE CITY — April 10, 2023 — Event runners for Accelerate today announced award-winning singer, actress, and entrepreneur Jessica Simpson as the headline speaker for its annual global ecommerce acceleration summit to be held May 9-10, 2024 at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, Utah.

An international star and entrepreneur, Simpson knows what it takes to accelerate a successful brand. She founded The Jessica Simpson Collection in 2005 and grew it into a billion-dollar fashion powerhouse that spans 36 categories—including footwear, handbags, denim, eyewear, jewelry, outerwear, luggage, fine jewelry, tween, maternity, athleisure, kids, home, and more.

Simpson will be joined by OpenAI’s Mira Murati, Jeopardy! legend Ken Jennings, and serial entrepreneur Jesse Itzler.

As CTO of OpenAI, Murati leads the company’s research, product, and safety teams, which work together to create safe and powerful AI that benefits humanity and has a positive impact on the world. Prior to joining OpenAI, Murati managed the product and engineering teams at Leap Motion and led the design, development, and launch of vehicle products at Tesla Motors.

Ken Jennings was an anonymous Salt Lake City software engineer before his unexpected and record-breaking win streak on the quiz show Jeopardy! in 2004, pulling in $2.5 million over 74 games. In 2020, he was named Jeopardy!’s “Greatest of All Time” after winning a primetime tournament on ABC and was then named to host the show following the death of longtime presenter Alex Trebek. Jennings is the author of thirteen books, including New York Times bestsellers Brainiac, Maphead, and Because I Said So!

A rapper turned serial entrepreneur, Jesse Itzler has built and sold five companies—including Marquis Jet, Zico Coconut Water, and 29029 Everesting. The New York Times bestselling author and Emmy Award winner is also a globally recognized keynote speaker, part owner of the Atlanta Hawks, proud father of four kids, loving husband, son, brother, and friend.

Presented by Pattern, Accelerate returns in 2024 with the same mission of bringing together luminaries from brands, accelerators, and marketplaces to arm executives with practical takeaways to drive immediate impact in their ecommerce businesses around the globe.

Announced speakers represent visionary brands and platforms from across the ecommerce landscape, including:

  • Bayer
  • Blendtec
  • Bosch
  • Chewy
  • Gaia Herbs
  • Gozney
  • Madison Reed
  • Newell Brands
  • Sage
  • Spanx
  • Stanley Black & Decker
  • TikTok Shop
  • Traeger
  • True Botanicals
  • True Classic

Speaker topics will include:

  • Marketplace acceleration
  • Ecommerce trends
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Design
  • Digital marketing
  • Influencer marketing
  • Brand control
  • Ecommerce technology
  • Logistics & fulfillment

To view the announced speaker lineup or to register, visit


About Accelerate
Accelerate: The Global Ecommerce Acceleration Summit is the world’s most transformative ecommerce acceleration event. Designed to arm executives with practical takeaways that drive immediate impact in their ecommerce businesses, Accelerate brings together leading minds from brands, accelerators, and marketplaces to chart the future of the $7 trillion global ecommerce market. To learn more, visit

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