Head of Product & UX of Cloudshadow & Founder of Anthro to UX
Matt Artz is an innovative anthropologist, designer, strategist, product manager, and entrepreneur, specializing in user experience, product development, and consumer insights. His groundbreaking design work has attracted attention from Apple’s Planet of the Apps and the 2022 South by Southwest (SXSW) Pitch Competition and his visionary ideas have been showcased on TED, UNESCO, UserZoom, UX Planet, Towards Data Science, Product Coalition, and Zapier.
Throughout his impressive career, Matt has directed new product development projects for Fortune 10 companies and venture-funded startups, and has filed two patents: US Patent App. 11/650,010 for a Rapid Gel Electrophoresis System and US Patent App. US17/401,166 for a Gamified Participatory Recommender System.
Besides his significant industry accomplishments, Matt enriches the academic world as an adjunct marketing professor at Fordham University’s Gabelli School of Business and as a guest lecturer at prestigious institutions like Columbia University, New York University, and Clemson University.
Matt is a sought-after speaker and thought leader who engages international audiences through conferences and podcasts. He has delivered captivating presentations at SXSW, TEDx, and the Global Business Anthropology Summit, inspiring industry professionals across many disciplines.
Through his internationally popular podcasts, Anthropology in Business and Anthro to UX, Matt demonstrates the transformative power of anthropology in deciphering consumer behavior, driving product innovation, and crafting sustainable business strategies.
A champion of responsible design in emerging technologies, Matt is passionate about the ethical development of artificial intelligence and the use of knowledge graphs to improve automated decision-making. He is currently co-editing a volume on anthropology and emerging tech, scheduled for publication by Routledge in 2024.
Matt holds an MS in Applied Anthropology from the University of North Texas (2018) and three degrees from Marywood University: an MBA in Finance and Management Information Systems (2008), a BS in Biotechnology (2008), and a BBA in Computer Information Systems (2006).