Keynote address at The Golden Gate Club, San Francisco, 2015

Presentations that inspire, inform and entertain

Matt is sought after to speak at conferences and corporate events around the world, and has given keynote addresses in Brazil, the USA, South Africa, the UK, Ireland, Hungary, Belgium, Germany, Sweden and the Netherlands.

Audiences have included Ogilvy Change, Microsoft, Zoetis, The Chartered Management Institute, Google Campus, HSBC, Sanlam Investments, O2, The Institute of Directors, Experian, Contagious, KwikFit, Syzygy Group, TJ Maxx,, the User Experience Professionals Association, Cass Business School MBA programme and bizarrely, some members of The Royal Marines Commandos.

On stage in Stockholm

On stage in Stockholm

I have never come across someone like Matt. He has an ocean of knowledge and outstanding storytelling skills which together make even the hottest topics seem straight-forward and simple. On top of this, his humble character and easy-going style means audiences simply fall in love with him. I do not just speak for myself: Matt was the top rated speaker of the Digital Innovation Day 2016 in Germany - a tough crowd to please! If you’re looking for a speaker to enrich your event look no further - Matt is amongst the best there is.
— Marco Seiler, Founder, SYZYGY Group
Matt is one of the deepest and most original business thinkers I have ever come across. Every conversation with him is as startling as it is enjoyable.
— Rory Sutherland, Vice Chairman, Ogilvy Group
Photo courtesy of Syzygy Group.

Photo courtesy of Syzygy Group.

Matt Watkinson’s presentation at the Cass MBA London Symposium gave our audience a truly powerful set of concepts to build real value in the most important element of competitive advantage - customer experience design. His actionable message and sense of humour was energising and engaging.
— Sionade Robinson, Associate Dean of MBA Programmes, Cass Business School.
Matt is a dynamic and inspiring speaker, seamlessly illustrating big marketing ideas with accessible, fascinating cases. He was a true highlight of our events, receiving rave reviews from both our audience and staff.
— Arianna Radji, Contagious
Every time Matt Watkinson speaks at our events the feedback is amazing.  Matt is informative and insightful, and his anecdotes are interesting but relevant which bring a fun and entertaining side to his presentations.
— Tina Andrews, O2
I just wanted to say a huge thanks for your presentation. Your session was very well received, with overwhelmingly positive feedback. It was a pleasure working with you and hope we can do it again in the future.
— Ben Savile, Microsoft
Your talk was fantastic and as you saw from the enthusiasm and interest on Thursday night, it made a real impact. On a personal note, I really enjoyed all our interactions and how easy they all felt. You definitely have a knack of removing stress for your clients!
— Kay Lala Sides, Sanlam South Africa
Hi Matt, A quick thank you for your keynote speech yesterday with Kwik Fit. Having referenced your book for the last couple of years it was great to hear you bring it to life in person. It summed up everything we aim to do with our guys when it comes to improving our customers’ experience. Once again, thank you!
— Steve Wood, Kwik Fit