General Session Speakers

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Dave Wasserman
Senior Editor & Election Analyst
The Cook Political Report with Amy Walter
NBC Contributor

Dave Wasserman is Senior Editor & Elections Analyst for The Cook Political Report where he is primarily responsible for handicapping and analyzing U.S. House races but whose exceptional talent for predicting elections also extends to the Senate and White House.  Previously, Mr. Wasserman served for three years as House Editor of Sabato’s Crystal Ball, a widely respected political analysis newsletter and website. He is frequently featured on national news broadcasts providing political commentary before, during, and after key federal elections.

Andreas Duess
Co-founder & Managing Partner

Andreas is a co-founder and Managing Partner at 6 Seeds, heading up the North American business. Originally from London, where he started his career as a Planner and Strategist, working with technology giants like Cisco, Sony, and Google, Andreas moved from the tech scene to the global food and drink market. Andreas co-founded Nourish Food Marketing, building it to become one of North America’s largest full-service brand agencies focused on food and drink. After a fruitful 12-year tenure, he sold Nourish to embark on a new venture in 2022 that combined his love for food and technology.

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