Matt Powell joined FTD as Chief Technology Officer in April 2020, responsible for technology vision, strategy and execution across the organization. He comes to FTD as an operator, product builder and systems thinker with a long history of leadership experience in technology and digital marketing. Most
recently, Matt co-founded startup studio Truth & Systems, where he was managing partner and Chief Technology Officer. Prior to that, he served as co-president and Global Chief Technology Officer of KBS, where he led the design and development of BMWUSA.com, built a sneaker customization business for PUMA, and helped companies like Apple, Dunkin Donuts, Google, Vanguard, TJX Companies and Stanley Black and Decker deliver great customer experiences online. Matt is also an avid scuba diver, a budding private pilot, and trained forklift operator. He holds a BA in photojournalism from Boston University.
17 May 2023
The bigger the company gets, the harder it becomes to work as one. Despite best efforts, planning cycles too often fail to align teams or to create conditions for company-wide flow. Everyone’s working hard. Everyone’s working smart. But meaningful progress still fails to manifest. In this session, Matt shares strategies for creating real alignment across functions, how to convert that alignment into a plan, and how to manage through the change that will inevitably complicate things as plans become actions.
17 May 2023
Process gets a bad name because we think of the restrictive processes that are forced on teams. But processes enable us to take advantage of things others have learned so that we don't have to re-invent the wheel.
In this forum, we'll talk through the different methodologies that teams are using, the principles behind them and how people are trying to push their companies forward.