Tesco Marketing Conference (UK) February 2017 

De La Rue Leadership event (UK) December 2016

PepsiCo Innovation Forum (USA) November 2016

IAG Cargo Presentation on Culture (UK) June 2016

AURA Conference - Marketing Insight (UK) April 2016

British Gas 'Great Service' -  Conference (UK) June 2015

Informa Conference (Cannes) May 2015

"The speech was very well received and with incredibly useful content, as well as the conversation facilitated afterwards.  I heard the phrase "as Matt said..." used multiple times the rest of the event"!

Lana Howard 
Group Operations Executive UK

Ageas Strategy Conference (UK)March 2015 

“Thank you for the fantastic inputs to our strategy event. Just the right balance of input, idea stimulation and fun! All feedback very positive.”

Andy Watson
CEO Ageas UK

Lyn Nicholls
HR Director
Ageas UK

Twinings Marketing Excellence Masterclass(UK)February 2015 

British Airways Top 150 Conference (UK) January 2015

“We’ve got the feedback from the conference.
Summary – THEY LOVED YOU!!!!!
94% very satisfied”

Andrew Crawley
Chief Commercial Officer, British Airways


Global Business Forum (South Korea) December 2014

 Restore PLC Sales Conference (UK)October 2014 

Barclays Bank PLC Top 150 Conference (UK)September 2014

 Design Management Institute (UK)June 2014 

“Matt’s keynote at the DMI conference was one of the highlights of the day. There were practical examples and insights gained from the frontline of innovation all delivered in an entertaining and engaging way.  The diverse audience of designers, innovators and business leaders were challenged to combine conviction with humility and seek learning from taking 'smaller bets’ on shorter real world experiments to inform the innovation journey.”

Lee Sankey
Group Design Director, Barclays Bank PLC

HCLI Keynote speech (Singapore) January 2014 

Unilever Lunchtime Lecture (Singapore)January 2014

Mondelez Keynote speech (Singapore)January 2014 

Abbvie Away Day (Keynote)November 2013 

Unilever Lunchtime Lecture (UK)November 2013 

'The session with What If Innovation was a great success, with over 50 delegates from the UK business turning up! Matt had a really refreshing way to share with us his experience, using real life examples to demonstrate that great ideas can come together by trying and taking some risks, rather than always planning and working to process.'

Gaelle Bouchard
Brand Building Excellence Manager

"The lunchtime lecture from Matt Kingdon was fascinating.   To hear how Matt set up and grew one of London's most innovative and breakthrough creative agencies was well worth the investment of an hour.   I took a lot away from the session, in terms of the way Matt thinks differently, but also how he overcome the challenges along the path and ultimately what lessons he has learnt.   Invest in yourself and go......"

Matt Burgess
General Manager, Europe

British Gas Leadership EventNovember 2013

Liberty Global Fast Forward Event (Keynote)September 2013 

Authors at Google July 2013 

Ebay Senior Leaders External PlatformJuly 2013 

Landmark Insurance speech, Keynote SpeakerJuly 2013

"Your session was one of the highest rated of the day and provided a great scene setting for the day. As opening sessions go, it’s certainly up there with the most successful of recent years."
Jo Miller
Web and Research Manager, Le Beau Visage

Pepsico AMEA Speech, Stories from the Front Line, Keynote SpeakerJune 2013 

Academy for Chief Executives London Conference, Keynote speakerMay 2013 

Innovation, Creativity and Leadership Conference at City University LondonMay 2013 

Fast Company – Innovation Uncensored Conference, Keynote speaker (New York)April 2013 

Barclaycard - Innovation Capability Event, keynote speakerDecember 2012 

Harvard Business School Health Industry Alumni Conference, keynote speakerOctober 2012

“If you ask who is the best thinker in innovation today most people would say Clay Christensen, but if you ask who is the best practicioner of innovation I say it is Matthew Kingdon”

Dave Green, President, Harvard Bioscience

The Network Discussion Group, keynote speaker

September 2012

“Matt provided a really engaging history of the creation of What If? and it’s evolution the most interesting exponent of innovative thinking I know. He was amusing, instructive and very open about the culture of what I believe is a remarkable company”

Peter LeBeau, Managing Director, Le Beau Visage

Unilever Detergent Brand Stewardship Conference (Barcelona)June 2012 

Financial Services Conference
September 2011
‘We really appreciated Matt's support to a number of events, in particular his fresh perspective and his capability to connect and be relevant to very different audiences.

He truly has the customer at the heart of what he does and has a unique capability of capturing key moments/ views/ data/ ideas that ‘stick’ and make it easy to understand what needs to be done.

Whenever we engage with Matt, we are sure we would walk away somehow with true clarity about one specific change we need to bring in the organisation as quickly as possible – it’s the mix of strength of insights, relevance, easy to ‘feel’ and get what needs to be done that makes Matt’s contributions unique and remarkable’

Lloyds Banking Group - Global Payments Conference
March 2011

'What If thinking is great ad inspirational- will be looking to take it away and put it into practice'

Delegate feedback

The Economist, Future of Banking SummitMarch 2011 

'We all agree on innovation's crucial role in delivering growth and competitive advantage. Matt is uniquely qualified to demonstrate how innovation works in practice - where it comes from, what it leads to.'

Dougal Thomson,Head of Conference Programmes, The Economist

Fujitsu, Executive Discussions EveningsFebruary 2011

'Matt's a great storyteller and he's got a unique perspective on the challenges multinational corporations face as they try to innovate.'

Vince Kerr, Marketing Director

Abu Dhabi, Innovation ForumJanuary 2011

'At the Abu Dhabi Innovation Forum. So far, Matt Kingdon from @whatif_newyork was the most interesting by far.'

@RonyElNashar Rony El-Nashar

 Travis Perkins, Annual ConferenceJuly 2010 

“Matt is a very stimulating speaker and gave a great boost to the spirit of innovation and entrepreneurialism throughout our Group.”

Geoff Cooper, 
CEO, Travis Perkins

Body Shop, 100 Leaders ForumJuly 2010

 ISPIM Innovation Symposium, Bilbao (Spain)June 2010

Global Radio, Annual ConferenceMarch 2010

'If you're looking for an inspirational, highly motivational speaker you'll do no better than Matt Kingdon. Having co-created and led the most successful innovation company in this country he is an amazing storyteller. What makes him unique as a speaker is that they're his own stories!'

Stephen Miron
Group CEO, Global Radio