Matt is the SVP of Data Analytics & AI at Royal Caribbean Cruises in Miami, FL. Matt is overseeing the inception, development and deployment of data-driven and AI-based capabilities across the company. He previously was Chief Data Science Officer, and a founder, of, which provides AI-as-a-Service to enterprises and industrial firms. Prior to that, he was the Chief Data Science Officer and GM of the Data Science of Excellence at General Electric. He also led Smarter Planet Modeling & Analytics at IBM Research, and was a Partner in IBM’s Venture Capital Group.