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.
Navigating uncertainty and remaining adaptable is critical for organizations to succeed in the modern world. Despite best efforts, planning cycles too often fail to align teams or to create conditions for the kind of company-wide flow required to thrive in our dynamic business environment. Everyone’s working hard. Everyone’s working smart. But meaningful progress still fails to manifest. In this session, Matt shares strategies for creating resiliency, real alignment, and flow across functions, and how to manage through the change that will inevitably complicate our best laid plans.