Matthew Thompson, CISSP, is Senior Vice President of Civil Identity at IDEMIA. Matthew is an industry-recognized thought leader in the area of Identity and Security Management, decorated combat veteran with Special Operations Command experience spanning four deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan, an Ironman Triathlete, and successful entrepreneur.
Matt is an innovator in the digital identity space, having co-founded ID.me, which was named to the "100 Brilliant Companies" list in 2014 by Entrepreneur Magazine, and building effective identity solutions for the public and private sector, which garnered him recognition by One World Identity as one of the "Top 100 Global Leaders in Identity" in 2017 and 2018.
Matt's previous civilian experience includes positions at McKinsey & Company, Goldman Sachs and Capital One. A graduate of the Virginia Military Institute and Harvard Business School, Matt is currently working on his Doctor of Business Administration where he is developing new frameworks and models in the area of strategic foresight to help business leaders better understand the future impact of technology on their business models.
As a Dale Carnegie Instructor for the past decade, Matthew has passionately developed business leaders to achieve their fullest potential by helping them develop their vision, shared consciousness and empowered execution within their organizations.