Matthew Blakemore is a revered AI strategist, innovator, and digital transformation expert. As the Chief AI Strategist at AI Caramba, he plays a pivotal role in bridging the gap between the theoretical potential of AI and its practical, impactful applications. His collaboration with giants like Amazon Web Services underlines his significant influence in the field. As a seasoned keynote speaker, Matthew brings his extensive expertise to a variety of events, making him a sought-after voice in the AI community.
Matthew’s academic background is as impressive as his professional journey. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in International Business from the University of Hertfordshire and a Postgraduate degree in Artificial Intelligence from the University of Texas. These academic pursuits laid the foundation for his spectacular career, spanning multiple sectors and industries. One of his most notable roles was as CEO of Looks Good On Me, a tech startup focusing on integrating sustainability within the fashion industry. This position highlights his ability to merge technology with ethical and sustainable practices, a skill highly relevant in today’s tech-driven world. His current role as a Member of the Innovate UK Bridge AI Advisory Group showcases his ability to influence major decisions, advising on the efficient utilisation of a £100 Million budget towards responsible and ethical AI development. Matthew has been the sub-editor in a team of 4 experts who authored the International Standard Organisation AI Data Lifecycle Standard. This is now approved and implemented across the world, as a way of ensuring responsible and ethical AI research.
Throughout his career, Matthew has held various influential positions. Most notably, he has been the Head of Product for the British Board of Film Classification, a Board Member and Chairperson of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce Young Professionals and a Member of the AI Standards Committee for BSI and ISO. His experience as a Business and Innovation Consultant for Unifya Limited, a Product Consultant for Soundation, and an Innovation Lead for Paradise Wildlife Park demonstrates his versatility and ability to drive innovation across diverse fields. Pioneering the multimodal AI Solution in his time at the BBFC and being listed as the Inventor of patented AI Solution in 2023, has only further bolstered Matthew’s authority and credibility in his field.
Matthew’s dedication to mentoring entrepreneurs and startups is evident through his involvement with The Global Tech Connect AI Bootcamp for AI Startups. This, coupled with his recognition as the winner of the Tech Visionary Award and being shortlisted for the Technology Rising Star Award at the Business Awards UK, further solidifies his status as a leading figure in the tech community. In addition to his professional achievements, Matthew is also the host of the Startup Voice podcast, championing entrepreneurs worldwide. His experience as a speaker is extensive, having presented at prominent events like the 2023 AI Summit in New York, the Big Data Conference, the Nordic AI Summit, the Future Impact Summit and the Web Summit where he presented to 70,000 attendees. His ability to convey complex AI concepts in an accessible manner makes him an invaluable asset to any event. Hiring Matthew Blakemore as a speaker ensures an insightful, engaging, and forward-thinking experience, making him a must-have for any tech-oriented event.
Matthew Blakemore is regularly booked to engage audiences at events, read their latest feedback below:
“Matt has been a keen supporter of our efforts for some time and spoke at our ITS: Localisation event in London in February this year. In his session he previewed a new video age rating solution, which was very well received by our audience. The presentation was excellent, Matt is a very accomplished and engaging public speaker, as well as being highly knowledgeable. We will be maintaining our relationship with Matt and hope he will continue to speak at our events and support the work which MESA is doing across the media and entertainment industry.”
“I had the pleasure of collaborating with Matt at World Summit AI 2023 in Amsterdam, and his contributions truly stood out. As the chair of our Deep Dive Tech Talks and moderator for the Fireside Chat on Computer Vision, Matt skillfully guided discussions, ensuring they were both insightful and engaging for everyone involved. His presentation on ‘Is your data Oscar-worthy for AI deployment?’ was another standout moment, offering a thought-provoking perspective on the crucial role of data in the AI landscape. I wholeheartedly recommend Matt for his expertise, effective moderation, and engaging presentation style. It was a pleasure working alongside him at the conference.”
“Matthew was the Master of Ceremonies at the Swedish Chamber of Commerce for the UK’s Tech Forum in 2021 where I was an organiser. It was a hybrid forum on the topic ‘Towards an AI enabled future’ that brought together business leaders, entrepreneurs, policy makers and academics to meet, learn and discuss. He was brilliant to work with, helpful in project development, and committed and professional in his role both as an MC and as an expert in his area. I highly recommend Matthew for any similar commitments.”