SALT LAKE CITY — NFL star Peyton Manning is coming to Utah this fall to speak at a tech conference hosted by Lehi-based financial tech giant MX, the company announced this week.
Manning will be one of five keynote speakers for Money Experience Summit 2021 at Utah's Snowbird Mountain Resort, which runs from Sept. 28-30. The in-person conference will also be available to livestream for those unable to attend in person.
Manning is the only player in NFL history to be awarded the league's Most Valuable Player award five times and is considered one of the greatest quarterbacks in the league's history. After winning two Super Bowls with two different teams, the Indianapolis Colts and Denver Broncos, Manning retired from football in 2016.
In August, Manning will be inducted in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Outside of football, Manning is known for his charity work. In 1999 he and his wife, Ashley, founded the PeyBack Foundation which has since given more than $14 million to help disadvantaged youth. He also serves as an ambassador for the Peyton Manning Children's Hospital at St. Vincent in Indiana.
At the conference, Manning will share "his breakthrough moments and how performing under pressure and trusting your team can transform you, your career, and your organization," according to a news release.
Other keynote speakers for MX's conference have not yet been announced, but company officials said leaders from top financial organizations who are revolutionizing the industry will be featured at the three-day event.
"To compete in an increasingly digital and connected world, organizations are harnessing the power of data to deliver new, modern money experiences that fundamentally change the way consumers interact with their money," said MX founder and CEO Ryan Caldwell in a statement.
Founded in 2010, MX works behind the scenes in financial tech to make online banking easier for users. The tech giant recently achieved unicorn status, joining several other Silicon Slope companies to reach the goal. In the tech world, becoming a unicorn describes when a private company has been valued at over $1 billion. MX is now one of the largest private companies in the Beehive State.
In past years, other notable figures have joined the conference like Olympic gymnast and gold medalist Gabby Douglas and Frank Abagnale, former conman turned security consultant and subject of the hit 2002 film "Catch Me If You Can."
"(The conference) will be a forum for thought-provoking conversations and in-depth case studies on the future of the financial industry — and how banks, credit unions, fintechs, and other technology companies can leverage data to truly understand their customers, create deep relationships, and drive brand growth," Caldwell said.
Manning isn't the only football star invited to speak at a Utah tech conference — later this month, legendary NFL quarterback Tom Brady will be speaking at Provo tech giant Qualtric's online and free event, Work Different.