Matthew Hodgson

Technical co-founder
Matrix.org

Matthew Hodgson is technical co-founder of Matrix.org: a not-for-profit open source project focused on solving the problem of fragmentation in current Chat, VoIP and IoT technologies. By defining a new lightweight pragmatic open standard for federation/interoperability and releasing open source reference implementations, Matrix hopes to create a new ecosystem that makes open real-time-communication as universal and interoperable as email.

Matthew juggles Matrix with running the Unified Communications line of business within Amdocs.  As a technical lead at MX Telecom (acquired by Amdocs in 2010), Matthew designed & architected Amdocs's next-generation Video/VoIP client and network infrastructure, and draws on his Internet background to rapidly deliver carrier-grade enhanced communication solutions to network operators.  He has specialised in interactive video and telephony applications for over 14 years, including co-founding a digital marketing startup, and contracting roles at Accenture and the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory. He has a BA in Computer Science and Physics from the University of Cambridge, and has lectured on VoIP at Imperial College London.