Matthew E May is an internationally recognised thought-leader on strategy, creativity, innovation, design-thinking, and lean-thinking. Founder and CEO of StratInnoSys and creator of The Idea Score,™ he specialises in helping executives craft innovative strategies and build the capabilities to implement them.
Matthew holds an MBA from The Wharton School and a BA from Johns Hopkins University, but counts winning the New Yorker cartoon caption contest as one of his most creative achievements.
Matthew E May has a background in strategy and design, heavily influenced by the eight years he spent as a fully-retained advisor to Toyota. It was a life and career-changing experience which enabled him to publish a 2006 bestselling book about their innovative methods (The Elegant Solution) and enter the global lecture circuit.
He has published five best selling books, the latest being Winning the Brain Game: Fixing the 7 Fatal Flaws of Thinking, encapsulating a decade of fieldwork. He has also written for The New York Times, Harvard Business Review, Strategy+Business, Rotman Magazine, Fast Company, 99U, and INC.
Matthew is a highly sought-after innovation, strategy, and design media commentator. He regularly appears on television shows including MSNBC, Business Rockstars, and SmallBiz Academy to comment on innovation issues, and he is frequently profiled in major media outlets such as Forbes, Inc., Entrepreneur Magazine, and Financial Times.
Matthew specialises in innovative program design, facilitation of custom strategic thinking, design thinking, lean thinking frameworks and training as well as keynote speaking on innovation and creativity.
In his talks, Matthew blends his frontline experience with research from his books in order to deliver useful concepts with immediate application, and aims to achieve four things in every address: 1. inspire new thinking; 2. share a unique perspective; 3. tell compelling stories; and 4. deliver practical takeaways.
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