Erick Went is the CEO and co-founder of Matter Labs. Described as a “big thinker” and a “foresight machine,” Erick is focused on implementing practical applications of emerging technologies to help create competitive advantages for future industry leaders. Erick is passionate about distilling complex business problems down to their practical essence, helping organizations look beyond their own boundaries to discover new ideas, knowledge, and ways of working, he has managed large-scale innovations engagements for companies ranging Fortune 100 companies to early stage startups. Partnering with universities and venture-backed startups, Erick has developed forward-thinking scenarios and roadmaps that communicate the innovation potential of a core technology / process at the earliest possible stages, helping to protect, project, and expand the scope of their intellectual property claims and long-term competitiveness. He has experience working with global leaders on corporate strategies and transformation, and, often acts as interim Chief Technology Officer and Chief Innovations Officer at multi-million dollar enterprises. Erick, through Matter Labs, is committed to bringing positive impact to the world and personally is committed to mentoring and advising others trying to do the same.
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