Matt Tomlinson

Director at Project Management Institute

Matt Tomlinson is a product management leader at where he focuses on helping connect millions of people with employment.

A lifelong entrepreneur, Mr. Tomlinson’s journey started in his parents’ garage where, at the age of 16, he formed his first startup to connect small businesses to the internet. Now, a few decades – and several more startups – later, he is an accomplished program manager, product manager, researcher, writer and speaker in the fields of technology, artificial intelligence, and innovation.

His distinguished endeavors have been recognized by many organizations. These include the prestigious Booz Allen Hamilton “Values in Practice” award recognizing his program management for the Department of Defense directly supporting multiple Secretaries of Defense, the Stevie Award for customer service and the SQM Customer Experience Award for Innovation for his work directing the global innovation lab at Electronic Arts.

As a speaker, Mr. Tomlinson has shared his insights into artificial intelligence at the Gartner Symposium and has been a recurring speaker for the IPsoft Digital Workforce Summit. Most recently, he presented at the Corinium Summit for C-suite executives.

Mr. Tomlinson has been an active volunteer at PMI for over 10 years working on exam development, program management role-delineation studies, The Standard for Program Management – Third Edition, the Certification Governance Council, and the most recent global practice analysis of how professionals across a diverse spectrum of occupations view their work in transforming ideas into reality. His efforts have contributed to what PMI is today and helped define what PMI can be going forward.

He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Texas Christian University and served five years in the U.S. Air Force. He is the father of three girls and spends his time trying to teach them to make the world a better place.


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