Matt has spent his 20-year career at the cutting edge of media and communications technology. He pioneered commercial webcasting when most people were still on dial-up internet connections and has developed a range of creative products – including the ‘PitchPack Hybrid book’, a fusion of electronic display and print – at a time when businesses have found it progressively harder to engage meaningfully with their audiences. He sold his first business in 2007, then went on to create his second, ModComms, which exists today to help clients differentiate their marketing and communication through cutting edge technology and human-level approaches.
With an extensive track record of presenting to organisations in many sectors and across four continents, Matt has also created cutting-edge media and tailored future-focused content for diverse international clients. Infusing each presentation with energy and enthusiasm, Matt’s keynote speeches on the Future of Work, Leadership, and Technology are characterised by a single objective – empowering attendees to take action and implement tomorrow what they are not doing today.
But that’s not all – Matt is also well known for having an insatiable curiosity about how the world is changing. This curiosity led him to his calling: helping people become “future-ready” in an uncertain world. He’s written two books on the subject, both aimed at helping people create positive futures for themselves.
“The Future is Now” serves as a set of signposts to a world gripped by accelerated change. It delves deeply into business, manufacturing, leadership, work, society, media, crime, and technology, presenting insightful analyses of how these areas are not just inextricably linked by technological convergence, but also offer new opportunities for businesses and society as a whole. Readers always walk away with fresh perspectives that they can apply right now to create better futures.
In the coming years, we’ll continue to see profound technological, social, and cultural change – but it will be even faster and look and feel completely different. “Future Hackers,” a sequel to “The Future Is Now,” is the indispensable guide to these changes, which will not only affect work, leadership, technology, and our emerging post-pandemic lives but will also combine to create entirely new ways of living. This book provides readers with a comprehensive understanding of the upcoming trends, opportunities, and challenges, better equipping them to thrive towards 2030 and beyond. What’s truly remarkable about Matt is that he doesn’t just talk the talk – he walks the walk. He lives many of the ideas and concepts he talks about, which makes him a true authority on the subject.
Envision a realm where AI’s power is harnessed to boost productivity and creativity, whilst simultaneously granting your team the flexibility they desire. With innovative approaches, it’s possible to have it all. “Becoming Superhuman” is a groundbreaking keynote that will revolutionise both you and your organisation. Uncover the latest technology and future-proof life hacks that will metamorphose your business, making you exponentially more productive and content, all with minimal effort. Key concepts include making sense of AI and its impact on work, grasping GPT-4 and its use in your context, exploring the vast AI ecosystem, and preparing yourself for the AI Age with techniques to develop a synthesising mindset and Resilience 2.0. Ultimately, we’ll bring it all together with key takeaways, emphasising assistive rather than replacement technologies and the synergy of computerisation and humanisation.
In today’s ever-changing world, Covid was just the tip of the iceberg; the new economics of talent and the formidable power of AI are shaping a more challenging market. To equip your organisation with future-fit thinking, this tailor-made keynote addresses critical topics, such as understanding automation and working alongside tech, identifying the necessary skills for thriving leaders and teams, and the role of continuous learning. Moreover, we delve into the complexities of multi-generational workplaces, navigating the shifting attitudes towards work and fostering effective collaboration. We also explore the new rules of engagement in both physical and hybrid environments, venturing into the metaverse, while shedding light on the jobs of the future, their origin, and the evolution of roles within your industry.
In an era where leadership emerges from the forefront and business rules are increasingly unpredictable, this keynote aims to equip you with the insights and tools to enhance your value and concentrate on delivering outcomes in a rapidly changing world. We will address the future of leadership skills, touching upon the mindsets and abilities you must develop, continuous learning, and the skills to nurture in those you lead. We will also explore enlarging leadership and the necessity for a new attitude towards succession, leadership methodologies in a world where shocks are the norm, intergenerational leadership and engaging with generations from Z to Alpha, as well as understanding the evolution of AI and preparing to manage the impending wave of disruption.
AI is undeniably a transformative technology, yet it is just one of many in the 21st century. This technology keynote addresses two foundational layers that serve as the bedrock for other modern technologies: Artificial Intelligence, covering AI, automation, and the societal adaptations they necessitate, and Biotechnology, delving into the shift from mechanical to organic solutions. Building upon these foundations, we explore a range of interface layers, including Augmented Reality, highlighting its history, applications, and the development of computer-generated imagery integrated with the real world; the Metaverse, discussing its promises and shortcomings in creating fully immersive computer-generated environments; Holography, examining its novelty, appearance, and potential future mainstream adoption; and Brain-Computer Interfaces, investigating the implications of communicating with machines and each other through the power of thought, along with the necessity for brain cybersecurity.
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"Your presentation had people talking for days. Your insights into the Future of Work were invaluable as was the interactive and insightful discussion. My team have already updated our L&D plans based on your recommendations."
Ryan McCarthy, Head of Learning and Development, Macquarie Bank
"Your workshop made me take a step back from my day to day to prioritise our challenges and capitalise on where we can win as a commercial team for the future. We've already started making changes."
Grace Herbert-Lo, Commercial Partnerships Manager, Unibail Rodamco-Westfield
"Your session at our annual board strategy day made the whole team think again about some of the challenges facing us. The ideas it sparked have already led to new initiatives across the business"
Russell Atkinson, CEO, NAHL PLC
"Your content for navigating the pandemic was invaluable for our customers. Several of them remarked how they'd been able to implement your recommendations quickly into their businesses."
Scott Addington, Enterprise Marketing Director (UK), Sage
"Our leadership conference was a great success. You pushed the limits of some of our attendees’ minds with ideas that have since created conversation and debate – something which was a key part of the brief. Thank you Matt, it was pleasure to work with you."
Emma Tongue, Comms & Marketing Manager, Morgan Sindall Infrastructure
"Matt has a wonderful ability to deeply connect and understand and communicate what is most relevant to a given audience. I have personally learned a lot from Matt and would highly recommend partnering with him as he provides actionable, unique perspectives on the future."
Melanie Small, Account Director, Randstad Risesmart
"It was the perfect opening to #GMELiveEMEA. The initial feedback has been superb! Thanks for all your support in making it such a success."
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