Matthew BickertonCategory: Collaborators
Matthew has an extensive background in electronic engineering, computer science, cognitive psychology, social science, web design, open source software, psychotherapy and business. This background enables him to see the potential of deep collaboration between composers, musicians, dancers, software developers and the audience.
Matthew Bickerton received his B.Sc. In Engineering from Warwick University and started his career in Automotive research with Lucas Engineering. His interest in human computer interface prompted him to obtain an M.Sc in the subject again from Warwick. Despite his dyslexia, he published many papers and a book whilst being a lecturer and researcher in Computing at Oxford University. Much preferring industry, he returned to manage a large software development team of a large software house. Then in 1995, he set up a digital marketing company with his wife. They wrote two leading authoritative books on Internet marketing and e- commerce strategy (Cybermarketing 1993-2000, Cyberstrategy 1998 Butterworth Heinemann, Oxford.). They sold the company in 2000, having successfully executed a 5 year business plan. The sale allowed Matthew to comfortably retire at 37 years old.
He now dedicates his time to Open Source communities and voluntary consultancy for non-profit organisations. He is a Senior Visiting Fellow at the CASS Business School, City University, London.