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Matt Powell

Matt Powell
CIO, kbs+ | Spies & Assassins

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Matt is the Chief Information Officer at kbs+ and co-founder of kbs+ Spies & Assassins. He runs the agency’s creative technology practice which includes UX, Software Development, Hardware / Installations, Technical Project Management, Community Management, Digital Strategy, Platform Maintenance and the Digital Studio. He’s a key collaborator on all things technical/digital/social/CRM. Matt plays an active role on the agency’s Armani, BMW, HomeGoods, PUMA, and Vanguard businesses.

In April, 2013, Business Insider named Matt one of the 30 most creative people in Mobile Advertising.

He has presented once at Creative Week NYC, twice at Create:Tech, numerous times to regional ANA meetings, and will be presenting at SXSW 2014 (on invention at agencies).
Prior to joining the agency in January 2006, Matt ran a boutique digital agency in Boston where his notable clients included Baskin-Robbins, Dunkin’ Donuts, Gillette, Hasbro, and Oral-B.

He is also co-founder of Second Button
, a web-based made-to-measure clothing manufacturer. Prior to founding Second Button, Matt co-founded Ergo, a healthcare technology company working to improve compliance among patients with chronic conditions.

Matt received his BS in Photojournalism from Boston University.

He lives in Brooklyn’s Greenpoint neighborhood among some of the best butcher shops in NYC.


Location: C260
Mike Dory (kbs+ | Spies & Assassins), Matt Powell (kbs+ | Spies & Assassins)
Building hardware & software installations for the world's largest brands is exciting, but comes with huge challenges and countless setbacks — even for seasoned makers & engineers. We'll share what we've learned about doing it right from doing it wrong building tech-powered installations for PUMA, BMW, Jay Z, & others. Hear practical advice that, we hope, measurably improves future projects. Read more.