Chief Executive Officer and FounderFifthVantage
Member Since February 2022
As CEO of FifthVantage, Matt helps his clients benefit from massive market changes in Digital Transformation. FifthVantage aims to help clients modernize, innovate, and grow by implementing digital strategies, technologies, and processes that reduce time to market and create business speed, agility, and reliability. The work includes adopting disruptive technologies such as AI, Edge Computing, the Internet of Things, hybrid multicloud, and AWS Cloud-native strategies. Technology businesses face tremendous pressure to innovate quickly and deliver efficiently. With its mission as innovation enablers, FifthVantage has a playbook of what works and achieves excellent results. We ask the right questions, advise on avoiding pitfalls, and share our global technical expertise. As one of the founders of Amazon Web Services (AWS), Matt is a pioneer in the cloud computing space. He has created nine cutting-edge cloud products and seven e-commerce website solutions that generated large revenue streams for Amazon, Microsoft, and Rackspace. Matt has been recognized by USA Today as one of the “Top 9 Most Exciting Entrepreneurs of 2021” and as one of the “Top 50 Technology Leaders in the World” by Intercon the Internet Technology Conference. Matt writes about digital technology, digital transformation, Cloud Computing, and Entrepreneurial Leadership.
A look at 14 key use cases to help you imagine generative AI possibilities within your business.
The business use cases for edge computing are rapidly evolving.
Get over yourself and trust your team. When you're a first-time entrepreneur who is trying to establish your company in the marketplace, there are plenty of responsibilities that will fall on your plate—anticipated or unexpected. You'll also need to maintain credible brand awareness, develop the right community of advocates to move your company ahead, and ensure repeat customers. These challenges can be overwhelming if you don't have the right team in place. It's essential to build the strongest foundation of team leaders who can stand confidently and remain trustworthy in your absence. But your professional success also depends on your own ability to change old behavior patterns at work. To help guide your strategic action plan to improve workflow and remove distractions, Fast Company Executive Board members share advice on the 13 bad habits every start-up business owner may be guilty of at times and should eliminate from their daily routine hereafter.
At the end of the day, here's what truly matters to some of today's top executives and entrepreneurs. As a business leader responsible for guiding others in today's unpredictable marketplace, at times, it is crucial to step away so you can take a breath, recharge your batteries, and come back to the table with a renewed perspective, especially when it comes to finding better solutions to handle a challenging situation or satisfy a client. Doing so can also help you strategize your next move and unlock your creative mindset. To boost employee morale and foster a more supportive working environment, managers should encourage their colleagues and the entire staff to do the same. We asked 16 experts from Fast Company Executive Board to share their biggest non-business inspirations that keep them hopeful and focused with their heads in the game.
If you're feeling overwhelmed or frustrated about a recent oversight on your part, relax, reflect, then implement these tactics to improve. As a business leader, when you think about failure, remember that no matter what the situation, it's simply a chance to improve on missteps so you can continue to grow, move ahead and make better decisions. It's also important to change your mindset by deciding that things are happening for you, not to you. Once you accomplish this, you'll be able to choose an opportunity and commit to doing your best to get it right in the future. Below, 14 Fast Company Executive Board members share practical ways to leverage a failed business experience, reset your mind, and launch new opportunities to get back on track.
Here's how to build a pipeline of services to address your department's needs. In a gig-driven economy, it's essential to find highly-skilled freelancers who are willing to handle extra assignments during a busy season for your team. Be selective about your decision when reviewing the feedback of the consultant's previous and current clients. And, based on the expectations about the job requirements, keep an open line of communication so that everyone is on the same page. Below are 15 best practices, courtesy of Fast Company Executive Board members to help leaders to attract a diverse group of candidates and retain them for future projects.
FifthVantage delivers clear and actionable technology strategies that power digital transformation for business success. We help our client companies benefit from massive market changes in Digital Transformation. FifthVantage’s goal is to help clients modernize, innovate, and grow by implementing strategies, technologies, and processes that reduce time to market and create speed and agility in the business. Technology businesses face tremendous pressure to innovate quickly and deliver efficiently. With its mission as innovation enablers, FifthVantage has a playbook of what works and achieves excellent results. We ask the right questions, advise on avoiding pitfalls, and share our global technical expertise. We know that digital transformation can truly transform the outlook and capabilities of any business. We’ve done it. We’ve seen it. And we’re here to help our clients achieve it. Our FifthVantage team has over 30 years of experience and expertise in cloud computing, SaaS applications, infrastructure solutions, and e-commerce at the enterprise, mid-market, and startup levels. We help our clients address the following challenges: • How to create strategic technology plans that boldly lead transformational change, address complex challenges, and produce rapid results. • Help technical teams avoid mistakes in realizing their technical vision, maintain costs within budget, and help improve technology scalability by as much as 30% • Architect for the AWS cloud to digitally transform their products in 25% less time • Help business and technical leaders and investors analyze additions to their product portfolios, assessing technology fit for work with existing products and teams • Perform advanced technology assessments recommending the best technologies to adopt to achieve their business and technology goals • Recommend organization and process changes to technology leaders to optimize their teams for achieving their scaling and digital delivery goals Our clients are visionary organizations excited about creating new technology answers and solutions. We believe in the transformational power of consulting that creates real value for our clients enabling technology leaders to achieve their goals rapidly and reliably based on the experience they can trust. At FifthVantage, Our expertise is YOUR advantage.