MATTHEW KRIEGER

Technologist and Executive

Senior IT Leader | Technology Strategist

Non-profit Board Director | Presenter

ABOUT ME

Matthew Krieger is an executive and technologist with experience in information technology in publishing, manufacturing and non-profit.

Matt is VP of Technology at Cober, Inc., a leading manufacturer of industrial heating technology systems. He focuses on technology and technology strategy with the objective of growing sales and expanding markets.

Previously Matt held senior information technology leadership positions at two global publishing companies – Time, Inc. and The Reader’s Digest Association, Inc. At Time, Matt was responsible for overall IT and Internet services at subsidiary QSP, Inc., the largest youth fundraising company in the US (~$350MM revenue) at the time. At the Reader’s Digest Matt served in several global IT leadership roles including infrastructure, having responsibility for the global data center, plus roles in applications development, architecture and IT strategy. Additionally Matt was responsible for several IT governance inititiatives including serving as chairman of the Application Technology Council which set and deployed IT standards throughout the organization.

Matt serves on several boards including the Partners for Sight Foundation non-profit where he is Secretary and chairman of the investment committee, the Baruch College Computer Center for Visually Impaired People (CCVIP), and Cober, Inc. Matt was previously an advisor to Breakout Software, creator of infrastructure monitoring software.

Prior to his career in IT Matt was an adjunct professor at the University of Connecticut at Stamford where he taught several courses in computer science.

Matt has a Master of Science in Computer Science from Polytechnic University (Polytechnic Institute of New York University) and a Bachelor of Science in Physics from the University of Connecticut at Storrs.

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PROFESSIONAL

TeenSmart Intl.

Advisory Chief Technology Officer

Provide guidance on strategic technology and planning with the objective of increasing engagement and retention of the youth we serve.

Aug. 2009 – Present

Cober, Inc.

Vice President, Technology

Lead technology strategy and engineering.  Drive digital transformation.

Sept. 2009 – Present

Time, Inc.

Director, IT

Responsible for overall IT function/strategy and technology operations. Led application development and IT operations including fulfillment system and customer service. Led Internet technology & sales system development. Liaison to strategic customers. Budget responsibility of $5MM+.  Served on division management & corporate IT management teams.

Aug. 2007 – Aug. 2009

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PROJECTS

PRESENTING

I create and present workshops on various topics of business and technology.

LYSTEN

Lysten is a service I created that allows you to listen to your favorite web content as text-to-speech podcasts.

CODE

These are a few pieces of code I’ve released to open source.

BOARD WORK AND OTHER

READER’S DIGEST PARTNERS FOR SIGHT FOUNDATION

BARUCH COMPUTER CENTER FOR VISUALLY IMPAIRED PEOPLE

SCORE

TEENSMART INTERNATIONAL

Director, Secretary, and Chairman of Investment Committee

Board Member

Presenter and Business Mentor

Advisory Chief Technology Officer

SPEAKING

TBD

Webinar

Bitcoin, Cryptocurrencies and Blockchains – Terms and Concepts Decrypted

The media is chock full of coverage of Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies, but what does it all mean? This workshop will explain key terms and ideas to give you a fundamental understanding of the concepts that matter.

Nov. 6, 2018 (?)

Norwalk Library

TBD

Oct. 9, 2018

Darien Library

TBD

Sept. 18, 2018

Newtown Library

Bitcoin, Cryptocurrencies and Blockchains – Terms and Concepts Decrypted

The media is chock full of coverage of Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies, but what does it all mean? This workshop will explain key terms and ideas to give you a fundamental understanding of the concepts that matter.

Aug. 16, 2018

Wilton Library

TBD

Jul. 16, 2018

UConn Stamford

From Zero to Cloud-Based Service: Tech Stack, Architecture and Lessons Learned

Lysten – https://www.ilysten.com/about – is multi-cloud service and application running on Azure and Amazon Web Services. The developer will briefly demonstrate Lysten, discuss the design and development process, platform choices, architecture, costs and share learnings made throughout the development process.

Jun. 12, 2018

Newtown Library

Simple Steps for Starting Your Business – Session 4 – Financial Reporting and Planning

This presentation reviews a business’s key financial statements and walks the participants through the development of a comprehensive financial plan. The importance of understanding the key financial drivers of the business will be a center-piece of the discussion.

Jun. 12, 2018

Newtown Library

Simple Steps for Starting Your Business – Session 4 – Financial Reporting and Planning

This presentation reviews a business’s key financial statements and walks the participants through the development of a comprehensive financial plan. The importance of understanding the key financial drivers of the business will be a center-piece of the discussion.

Jun. 5, 2018

Middlebury Library

Lessons Learned from Running a Business: Mini Case Studies Covering Sales, Operations, Finance, Staffing, Technology & More

This workshop shares a set of lessons learned during the daily operations of a business. Spanning Sales, Operations, Finance, Human Resources, and more, each scenario is presented in a problem-faced, lesson-learned format and each is no more than a few minutes long. The lessons presented apply to business of all types.

May 29, 2018

Device42, West Haven, CT 

From Zero to Cloud-Based Service: Tech Stack, Architecture and Lessons Learned

Lysten – https://www.ilysten.com/about – is multi-cloud service and application running on Azure and Amazon Web Services. The developer will briefly demonstrate Lysten, discuss the design and development process, platform choices, architecture, costs and share learnings made throughout the development process.

May 24, 2018

Norwalk Library

Bitcoin, Cryptocurrencies and Blockchains – Terms and Concepts Decrypted

The media is chock full of coverage of Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies, but what does it all mean? This workshop will explain key terms and ideas to give you a fundamental understanding of the concepts that matter.

May 16, 2018

Husatonic Community College  

Best Practices for Exporting Oversees section of Exploring Global Opportunities week

An Overview of Global Opportunities and Resources for Small Business.

  • Meet a panel of experts from Government Agencies who will discuss resources for doing business in the global arena
  • Hear case histories from successful export and import entrepreneurs
  • Meet an international trade attorney

April 26, 2018

Stratford Library 

How Internet-Based On-Demand Services Can Lower Your Costs, Increase Your Productivity and Help You Deliver Faster

The Internet has enabled delivery of business services on-demand at a low, variable cost. Online marketplaces connect companies who need services with businesses and individuals who provide them. This workshop will present examples of online marketplaces, the types of services you can get from them and recommendations on how to best use them.

April 13, 2018

Baruch College

Moderating round table session “Future Vision, Taking Action” at CCVIP’s 11th Annual Conference

Ordinary people can do extraordinary things. Listen to and share your own ideas with peers and colleagues on how to make a difference in the areas of technology, employment and entrepreneurship, advocacy, leisure and recreation for blind and visually impaired individuals, and together brainstorm projects to carry out in 2018!

April 2, 2018

UConn Stamford

Learnings from Building a Cloud-Based Text-to-Speech Podcast Platform

Lysten – https://ilysten.com/about – is a cloud-based text-to-speech podcast creation platform. The focus of this meetup is to look at Lysten’s architecture, frameworks, hosting platform, development practices, economics, considerations around usage of 3rd party services, vendor lock-in and more.

Mar. 20, 2018

Ridgefield Library

Simple Steps for Starting Your Business – Session 4 – Financial Reporting and Planning

This presentation reviews a business’s key financial statements and walks the participants through the development of a comprehensive financial plan. The importance of understanding the key financial drivers of the business will be a center-piece of the discussion.

Jan. 31, 2018

Norwalk Library

Simple Steps for Starting Your Business – Session 4 – Financial Reporting and Planning

This presentation reviews a business’s key financial statements and walks the participants through the development of a comprehensive financial plan. The importance of understanding the key financial drivers of the business will be a center-piece of the discussion.

Jan. 3, 2018

Stamford Library

Lessons Learned from Running a Business: Mini Case Studies Covering Sales, Operations, Finance, Staffing, Technology & More

This workshop shares a set of lessons learned during the daily operations of a business. Spanning Sales, Operations, Finance, Human Resources, and more, each scenario is presented in a problem-faced, lesson-learned format and each is no more than a few minutes long. The lessons presented apply to business of all types.

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