Senior Manager, Data & Content Operations
Matthew is the senior manager of the Data and Content Operations team at REI and spends his days creating and optimizing tools, systems, and processes that help our internal teams work more efficiently and effectively. His team is building next-generation data distribution platforms to deliver integrated, relevant experiences that will provide REI customers with the content, products, and information they need when and where they need it. As part of his work, he advocates employing a holistic, systems-thinking approach to problem solving and building solutions through continual, iterative improvement.
Matthew started his career journey over 20 years ago as a writer and editor for the largest English language publisher in Bucharest, Romania. He was an editor at Forbes.com the day revenue from the website surpassed that from print, and he helped Microsoft launch MSN News. He was managing editor for a startup that created webby-nominated online magazine FLYP and had the pleasure of talking to some of the world’s brightest minds as a researcher and managing editor for a futurist think tank in New York City.
When not pondering structured content, metadata, content modeling, and how to architect the platforms of the future, Matthew spends his time snowboarding, surfing, and paddle boarding with his wife and generally getting outdoors as much as he can in the beautiful Pacific Northwest.
Thursday, May 5
US/Eastern from 12 :30 PM to 1 :00 PM ( 30 mins )
[Panel] New Skills for a New Day: Management in the Hybrid Workplace
At a time when offices are reopening and companies are experimenting with new working models, one key to success is whether or not managers have the skills to walk the tightrope between in office and at home workers. Join this panel for a lively discussion of the soft and hard skills managers will need to ensure equity and productivity.
In this session you will learn:
- Tips to establish and maintain trust across teams
- Best uses of days on site and days at home
- How to avoid proximity bias in hybrid teams
- Communications best practices to ensure alignment