Matt Walton

Transformational Product & Design Leadership

Creatively Pragmatic.

“Being transformative requires passion, pride, craft, the drive to be better every single hour of every day, and the commitment to put your signature on everything you create.”

I’ve spent over three decades creating unique B2B & B2C products & experiences for E-Commerce, Entertainment, Defense, Logistics, Healthcare, Financial Services, Automotive, Telecom, and IOT

Across my career as a consultant, contractor, or employee, I have helped hundreds of companies create and scale digital products & websites across a broad set of industries. Entertainment, retail, healthcare, military, commerce, social, business intelligence, logistics, and machine learning/AI. As well as across a broad set of platforms such as cloud, web, mobility, surface, and appliance computing environments (such as IoT, AR/VR.) I hold several patents in predictive analytics & logistics-based machine learning/AI.

I served as the Chief Design Officer of Artificial and Adaptive Intelligence at Oracle. My focus was to create and drive the user/customer empathetic vision, strategy, design, and architecture of Oracle’s Artificial Intelligence solutions, with a personal goal of transforming how people interact with hyper-personalized, cognitive, and intelligent connected systems.

As an insatiable learner & seeker, my background is a unique journey, from my early days as an award-winning advertising illustrator, Disney character animator, Game designer and entrepreneur. I continue to be a hands-on product leader with a sole focus on thrusting & lifting teams to create & scale transformational products and experiences.

I continue to expand my experience and understanding of the unique challenges inherent in creating, launching, and scaling platforms & products within a broad set of organizational & product maturity levels from bootstrapping, VC-backed, PE-backed, and Enterprise initiatives, including increasing Monthly/Annual Recurring Revenue (MRR/ARR) lowering attrition and expanding customer Lifetime Value (LTV) and overall Customer Acquisition (CAC).

I have taught classes & programs at the University of Kansas & the Kansas City Art Institute. I continue to mentor, lecture, and teach on a wide variety of subjects, from Futurism, AI & Machine Learning, Entrepreneurship, Strategy, Technology, Engineering, and Design.

# OF PRODUCTS CREATED

300+

PATENTS ISSUED

4

PLATFORMS

  • Native Apps(IOS/Android)
  • Hybrid Apps
  • Responsive Web Apps
  • Surface Computing Systems

INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE

Healthcare
Corporate Finance/ERP
Personal Finance
Logistics
Resource Management
Supply Chain
Recruiting/HCM
Military/NSA
Private Equity/VC
Network & IT

SOLUTION EXPERTISE

Bots & Conversational UI
Machine Intelligence/AI
Location-Based (GPS) Systems
Web Apps
Mobile Web Apps
Native Mobile Apps
Workflow/Rules Engines
Analytics & BI Reporting
Marketplace/Communities
Appliance Computing

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Training & LMS
Connected Vehicle
Remote Monitoring
E-commerce
Banking
Point-of-Sale Systems
Relationship-Based Search
Ad Networks
Event Management
3D Engines/First Person Games

FOCUS

  • Data & Feature Design
  • ML/AI Strategy
  • Data Visualization
  • System Architecture
  • Front-End Componentization
  • IP Development
  • Product Management
  • Product Strategy
  • Product Design

Worked with

Achieve it
Adidas
ADP
Anthropology
American Century
American Express
Asahi Beer
Auto Trader
AT&T ITO
AT&T Labs
AT&T U-verse
Avia Shoes
Baby’s-R-Us
Bally’s
Barney’s
BBDO
Billy Joel
Buckhead Investments
Build-A-Bear
Business Objects
Canon
Casefile Xpress
CNN

DARPA
Dell
DIGBY
Dresser Wayne
Electronic Arts
Estee Lauder
Fidelity
Fed Ex
Folio
Ford
Ford Fleet
General Motors
Grey Advertising
GE Fleet
Golfsmith
Hallmark
Hasbro
Hilton Casinos
Hilton Hotels
Home Depot
Houlihan’s Restaurants
IBM/Buildforge
IBM/Initiate

John Deere
Lilly Pulitzer
Lee Jeans
Tekno Comics
Macworld
McKesson DBM
McKesson
McMillian Publishing
McMillian New Ventures
Microsoft
Mutual of Omaha
MGM
Neiman Marcus
Newgistics
Nintendo
Northwest Airlines
National Financial Partners
NTC
Mazda
MSI
Parisian
Petco
Petsmart

Port Logistics Group
Pluck
Quadramed
RadioShack
Resolution EBS
RIM
Santana
Sailpoint
Servigistics
Simon & Schuster
Sony
Southwest Airlines
Sprinklr
Starbucks
Terminix
Tory Burch
Toys-R-Us
uShip
Vmware
Walmart
Warner Brothers
Whole Foods
Zilliant

have known and worked with Matt for over a decade. Matt is a multitalented inventor, technologist and artist. The combination of his many skills are why Matt is amazing to work with. If you get the chance to work with Matt I guarantee it will be a very productive, engaging and mind expanding experience.

John BennettHealthcare Executive, Microsoft

I worked with Matt on the launch of an MVP where there were many potential directions the project could head and several competencies that needed to be applied. I engaged Matt as a UX designer but quickly found him to be multi-role player; like looking though a keyhole into a room filled with his talents. During our MVP design and development phase, Matt did a tremendous job envisioning and manifesting the consumer experience, while also contributing to data architecture, market differentiation, go-to-market strategy, and more. I also found his perspective as an entrepreneur and business leader tremendously helpful as we considered trade-offs and opportunities in the project. It's rare that you have the privilege to work alongside someone with strengths in so many dimensions.

Michael SvatecAutograf

"I have had the pleasure of working with Matt off and on for the last 10 years, on a broad set of projects. Matt always surprises me with his innovative thinking, his ability to quickly understand the problems we are trying to solve and the quality of his design and end result. He is a rare breed, a hybrid of business, design, product, technology and creativity. I never have to worry about what he delivers, it’s always fresh, stellar & effective".

James Pratt, PhDDIRECTOR, AT&T LABS

"Matt has an amazing ability to use his background as an artist and an engineer to quickly understand the core problems to be solved, provide many creative ideas to address the problem, and then ultimately create a solution that is unique, innovative, effective, and beautiful. Matt consistently exceeds my expectations by delivering the results faster than anticipated, by his plethora of creative and useful ideas he brings to the discussions, and, most importantly, by the exceptional quality of the final deliverable. Matt has my strongest recommendation for any business looking for an individual to help the with ideation and design for innovative projects."

Andrew Mellin, MDVP POPULATION & RISK - MCKESSON

Matt brings a wealth a design experience and product management "thinking" that challenges the status quo to make things better. If you need to drive change to think "big", Matt's the kind of leader you want on your team. If you need leadership to help challenge the status quo, Matt's your guy. If you prefer safe, incremental change - honestly you don't need Matt's horsepower. It would be like asking a quarterhorse to pull a beer wagon.

Mark PeiningSVP Sales & Partnerships, Gracehill

“Matt has a critical eye in generating product ideas and use cases that may not be apparent. He played a key role collaborating with me to develop application concepts and prototypes for mobile & data-driven applications such as our in-store strategy. The key qualities that Matt apart from other creators, his solid foundation in design principles. Using these principles, he can cover the wide gamut of design areas such as user research, user interaction, user experience, and prototyping.”

Aditya RustgiDIRECTOR, PRODUCT MANAGEMENT - WALMART

“Matt’s ability to quickly discern the problems we were trying to solve and then provide visual solutions that solved our problem quickly, is a truly unique skill. He could synthesize complexity down to its most basic construct, and then create a vision & solutions that not only solved the problem but helped accelerate where we needed to go as a business.”

Dave WilkinsonVP BIG DATA & ANALYTICS - IBM

MY ETHOS

Always be open to new thoughts and ideas.
Live the mantra of talking less & listening more.
You always learn the most from failure.
Rewards are greatest when you go beyond what is expected.
Work tirelessly to hone & improve your craft.
Passion is the difference between mediocrity and greatness.
Speak your truth with clarity & empathy.
And most importantly,
remain humble enough to clean any toilet.

Work

All of my work is constrained by Non-Disclosure Agreements. As such, the information publicly available has been constrained to highlighting the project and a small subsection of what was created.

 

MERCEDES-BENZ
AMG Vision Gran Turismo TFT Display

My work below incorporates native & responsive web applications.

Aviva Insurance

Automilez™

Quadramed EMR

Zookledoo™

EventMethod™

Express Scripts

Healthcurrent

McKesson Clincal Innovation

STRATEGY

An important aspect to my approach is to clearly define the strategy and metrics that drive organizational alignment.

Without alignment, you increase the risk of continual moving targets, morale issues, politics & drama, ineffective product ideation, substantial tech debt & customer attrition.

Platform Strategy

Defining Product Ethos

Scaling Innovation

Enterprise Innovation Framework

Experience Methodology

Product Methodology Framework

STORYTELLING

How would you create a story that explained how AI would benefit a manufacturing business?

Here is how I created mine.

This video is a combined copy of an interactive presentation used in selling Adaptive Intelligence at Oracle World in 2018.

My early days in my career were spent creating innovative products and experiences in the consumer, advertising and gaming industries.  I incorporate this engagement thinking into every project I create.

PAINTINGS

Limited Edition Large Format Prints & NFT Artwork

I have always been fascinated with 16-18th century portraits and the glazing techniques of that time. Dogs provided me a way to emotionally connect with a wide variety of people without the inherent bias associated with painting people. After all, who doesn’t like a dog?

© 2020 Matt Walton. All Rights Reserved
© 2020 Matt Walton. All Rights Reserved
© 2020 Matt Walton. All Rights Reserved
© 2020 Matt Walton. All Rights Reserved

I am always looking to for opportunities to work with great teams.