Marques D. Anderson is a former NFL player, football coach, and passionate social entrepreneur. Seeking to be globally impactful, Marques created the World Education Foundation in 2009. Since its conception, Marques has had the opportunity to travel to over 75 countries and has worked in 21 of those countries. As a visionary and effective communicator, Marques evolved into a global thought leader discussing topics spanning education, urbanization, future of work, sports, cyborg anthropology, leadership and the instilling of purpose. Marques’ experiences with global cultures and communities has allowed him to implement projects bridging the gaps between people, academia and technology. In 2017 Marques was recognized and selected to participate in the Global Solutions Program hosted by NASA and Singularity University. Spawned from that program, Marques became the Founder and CEO of Urban Matrix One, which utilizes satellite technology, uniques data sets and machine learning to quantify financial, social and climate related impact for global infrastructure projects. Having had a five-year career as an elite athlete in the NFL, Marques has embodied and experienced team work, discipline, grit and the passion to be a champion in multiple fields.
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