MATT MASON

EXPERT ON GAMIFICATION, DISRUPTIVE INNOVATION AND CHANGE. AUTHOR OF ‘THE PIRATE’S DILEMMA’.

BOOK SPEAKER

Keynote Speaker Category: Artificial Intelligence, Culture, Digital Disruption, Digital Transformation, Technology,

MATT MASON

Matt Mason is currently the Head of Content and Marketing at Authentic Artists. Previously he worked for Bittorrent and Kraken, a Bitcoin Currency exchange company. He is an expert Keynote Speaker in disruption, culture, strategy, product management and content creation. He has driven the growth of some of the most popular products on the Internet, launched (and re-launched) global brands, and written a best-selling book ‘The Pirate’s Dilemma’ on innovation, strategy and culture.

Topics: 

Topics Matt currently speaks about are Culture, Innovation, Disruption, Gamification, however as all companies have different requirements Matt tailors each presentation to the needs of his audience and is not limited to the topics listed above. Please ask us about any subject that interests you and we can check this directly with Matt.

Videos:

How Culture happens

Matt talking about BitTorrent

BIF2015 – Matt Mason

BitTorrent Opens Up About Piracy – BitTorrent – Lean Content

Creating space for new ideas – Sample video 1

Remix Culture 1

Remix Culture 2 – Gaming remixed

Graffiti and Innovation 

BIOGRAPHY

Matt Mason is a creative business leader and writer who has been named number 11 on Fast Company’s list of the 100 most creative people in the business world. He has worked as Chief Marketing Officer at Kraken – one of the world’s largest bitcoin exchanges. Previously he served at the head of 1-800-N0TH1NG, a media lab building immersive products and content with a focus on gamification where they explore the space between traditional media and video game mechanics.

He is currently the Head of Content and Marketing at Authentic Artists, Machine Art for Humans.

Matt has driven the growth of some of the most popular products on the Internet, launched (and re-launched) global brands, and written a best-selling book on innovation — The Pirate’s Dilemma, the first book in history to hit the number one spot on Amazon’s economics/free enterprise bestseller list and the rap bestseller list at the same time. The book has been published in ten countries.

From 2011 to 2015, he served as head of marketing and Chief Content Officer at BitTorrent, a media and technology company serving 170 million active monthly users. Matt began his career as a pirate radio and club DJ in London.

He worked in the music and advertising industries at companies including Warner Music, Saatchi & Saatchi, and Mediacom. At age 23, he became the founding Editor-in-Chief of RWD, helping grow it into the largest music magazine by circulation in the UK. Matt was selected as one of the faces of former Prime Minister Gordon Brown’s Start Talking Ideas campaign, and RWD was presented the Prince’s Trust London Business of the Year Award by Prince Charles.

Over the years, Matt has written and produced TV series, films, comic strips, apps and records, as well as award-winning global advertising campaigns. His journalism has appeared in The Guardian, The Independent, The Observer Music Monthly, Dazed & Confused, Adweek, VICE, Complex, Libération, and other publications in more than 20 countries. His short story Hard Times was published by Penguin as part of the We Tell Stories project, which won Best in Show at SXSW and was shown in the Talk To Me exhibition at the MOMA in New York.

Matt is also a student of subculture – the little experiments that help civilizations figure themselves out. Through the lens of a pirate DJ, Mason explores music genres and their impact on social change, then shifts to his keen sense of media platforms to predict a future where gamification drives authentic exchange, debate and activism.

"We are delighted with Matt’s contribution and the event in general. Our events used to take place ‘physically’ in our headquarters where we were always limited to 100 participants. So for us having reached such large internal audience (550) from all corners of the organisation, and the world, is a fantastic achievement. The feedback from participants was overwhelmingly positive. In fact we are considering organising further sessions for people to discuss the main topics. We are also considering organising a full company hackaton. But the main achievement for us was that someone so different from our culture and organisation inspired and gave us so much energy and ‘good’ will."

Head of Internal and Change Communications, Euroclear

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