MDC Venture Debt Advisory Committee

Matt serves on Madison Development Corporation's Venture Debt Advisory Committee, assessing technology companies for program participation.

World Health Organization

Consultant to a specialized agency of the United Nations (Switzerland).

Challenge: Improve the productivity and quality of data collection and analysis for field medical studies, automate manual processes, and evolve legacy systems, all involving diverse international locations, and complex organizational/cultural ecologies

Solution: Complement the design of state-of-the-art IT systems with development of best practices for staff, updating of systems and practices to speed adoption by diverse cultures, and sourcing external resources where appropriate.


Vertatique - Sustainable Computing, Media, Devices supports the efforts of progressive enterprises and practitioners and informs Matt's work. Vertatique also provides a testbed for rapid deployment using open source and other agile publishing resources and for social media integration.

Building an international audience has been a key objective for the Vertatique initiative. The site and its Twitter feed, @GreenICT, is now referenced in over 80 countries . Vertatique content is cited worldwide.

Agency for International Development (USAID)

Partnered with colleague possessing complimentary skills to deliver introductory training to IT group seeking to transition from proprietary to open technology.

Challenge: Enable ongoing knowledge acquisition within limited budget

Solution: Combined high-level subject-matter material with training on how to access local and national resources to enable internal champions continue to acquire knowledge and credibility.

VidTranS Conference Series

Sector development leadership

Challenge: Create a community of interest across multiple industries -- entertainment and telecommunications -- to accelerate an emerging market.

Solution: Partnered with key telecom and media industry clients to assemble and lead a team to plan, produce, and promote a multi-year conference series and related online community site.

Other Public Sector / Non-Profit Clients

International Teleproduction Society: Supplied market research and customized analysis to support industry initiatives oriented toward public sector outcomes, including creation of new NAISC code and tax policy.

International Trade Centre (Switzerland): Researched, designed, and costed "Roster of Experts" system for United Nations agency to better match worldwide commercial expertise with specific needs of developing countries.

Video Services Forum: Provided early-stage professional services to establish and grow new organization with worldwide membership focused on developing emerging telecommunications industry sector. Built financial/administrative capabilities, conducted sector market research, and created online business information resources.

University of Southern California's Entertainment Technology Center: Researched and analyzed quantitative and qualitative information to characterize target market and its segments.

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