We are pleased to announce the launch of our Business Breakfast Series. In the first event of the season we will hear from Matt Symons, Director of Red Marker, who will discuss how artificial intelligence and machine-learning has the opportunity to redefine the financial landscape in an increasingly digitalised world. 

The breakfast will be held at The Grandstand, No.1 Oval, on Wednesday 12th April, 7.15am. Refreshments and a light breakfast will be included. Purchase your ticket for this exclusive event here

Below is a bio of our Speaker, Matt Symons. 

Matt Symons is the Director of Red Marker (recently purchased by Kaplan Professional) the machine learning and artificial intelligence-based RegTech pioneer.

Matt Symons has more than 20 years’ experience in building, operating and investing in technology-based businesses. He has managed multiple successful ‘exits’ to corporate acquirers including Telstra, Accenture and most recently, Kaplan. Matt and the ventures he has helped to create have secured numerous patents and won various innovation awards. He has secured funding for some of these ventures from a range of leading Australian and international venture funds and corporates.

Following the sale of Memetrics (where Matt as CEO had helped create a profitable, rapid growth data and analytics business) to Accenture in 2007, Matt spent the next four years working with Accenture to create Accenture Interactive.

After returning to Sydney in 2011, Matt co-founded SocietyOne (Australia’s first marketplace lender) and GetCreditScore (Australia’s largest free credit score service). Matt co-founded and sold Red Marker to Kaplan where he now works with the rest of the Red Marker team developing automated compliance and real-time training platforms.

Matt is also interested in the intersection of policy and innovation and sits on the Treasurer’s Fintech Advisory Group and is a member of the Advisory Board of the Australian Digital Currency & Commerce Association. 

Long ago, Matt graduated with a law degree from the University of Melbourne and has worked as an attorney for both Korea’s largest law firm, Kim & Chang, and one of Australia’s largest law firms, Minter Ellison.