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Biography: Matt Kingdon

Matt Kingdon

 

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"If you're looking for an inspirational, highly motivational speaker you'll do no better than Matt Kingdon."
Global Radio

"Matt is a very stimulating speaker and gave a great boost to the spirit of innovation and entrepreneurialism throughout our Group."
Travis Perkins

"Tailored his presentation to meet our needs. He did a good job and, as hoped, acted as a stimulus for the later conference session."
Restore PLC

Matt Kingdon is author of best-selling business books; The Science of Serendipity and Sticky Wisdom, and co-founder of leading innovation consultancy ?What If!.

After some time with Unilever, marketing their brand portfolio, Matt co-founded Innovation consultancy ?What If! In 1992, and for the last 20 years they have been partnering with the worlds’ largest organisations to invent new products, brands, services, and business models, and build their in-house innovation capabilities.

They now comprise 300 staff members internationally.

Matt imparts his knowledge and experience, demonstrating who the Real Heroes of innovation are. He believes that the hard working men and women who are trying to make changes in established organisations have a harder job in many ways than an entrepreneur.  Matt believes that the key challenges facing organisations are more human than strategic. They involve listening, experimenting and packaging new ideas, with no fear of a corporate backlash.

"Matt is uniquely qualified to demonstrate how innovation works in practice - where it comes from, what it leads to."
The Economist

Matt’s book, The Science of Serendipity is a culmination of Matt’s 20 year innovative corporate career.

Matt has seen first-hand and understands how companies can be reborn. His wealth of experience is invaluable and he accesses it to give practical advice on how you can place humans, with all of their fears and foibles, at the heart of commercial success.

In addition to his extensive corporate work, Matt has helped Gordon Ramsey work with prisoners to get their lives back on track; has worked with Fight For Peace, a Brazilian organisation that raises street kids through boxing, and with PepsiCo to consider how their world would look if they stopped transporting so much sugar and water.

Matt has advised the UK government on engagement in the workplace, he is a University guest lecturer and blogs for Wired.com and the Huffington Post.

For further information or to book Matt Kingdon as your next speaker, call us on +44 (0)20 7607 7070 or email info@speakerscorner.co.uk

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