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Matt Hastings

Matt Hastings

CEO, Ideaonomy
Matt is the CEO and Founder of Ideaonomy. An AI based, cross sector collaboration platform.He spent nearly 5 years working for the UK Government’s Innovation Agency where he designed and led Ofgem’s £450m Strategic Innovation Fund (SIF). He's funded over 300 innovation projects, invested over £200m with potential consumer returns of c£3bln, plus 14m tCO2e reductions. Prior to SIF he worked on data and digitalisation, sponsoring the energy digitalisation task force and instigating the Modernising Energy Data Access competition that later became energy data best practice regulation.Prior to this he spent 5 years at Centrica where he designed and led the Cornwall Local Energy Market, the world's first local flexibility marketplace (Innovation of the Year in the Business Green awards). The platform was sold to EPEX spot and is now being used by energy networks across the world.He’s set up 5 startups since leaving school at 16, and worked in the video games sector and for charities for a number of years.