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Ravi Mattu

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Expert on how technology is re-shaping global business

Former Technology, Media and Telecoms Editor, Financial Times

Editorial Director, FT Squared

Ravi Mattu is the Editorial Director at the FT Squared, where he heads up the content marketing operation for the paper, working with advertisers and key editorial partners to come up with innovative and creative ways to tell stories across a range of platforms and media.

From 2014, Ravi was also the technology, media and telecoms editor of the Financial Times. Since joining the FT 15 years ago, he has spoken to CEOs, entrepreneurs, prime ministers as well as some of the world’s leading management thinkers. From the founders of Uber and Nest, to the CEOs of Microsoft and Vodafone, to the man who came up with virtual reality and Lady Gaga’s manager, Ravi has interviewed some of the most creative people in business today.

Through working with thought leaders in a variety of fields, Ravi has developed unique observations on the topics of technology, innovation, entrepreneurship, global trends in business and the changing nature of the workplace.

Ravi joined the Financial Times in 2000 and has held a number of senior positions at the newspaper, including editor of Business Life (the management section of the paper) and acting deputy editor of the FT Weekend Magazine. He is a former editor of Special Reports (magazines and websites), during which time he edited a number of titles, including Mastering Management. He was also launch editor of FT Wealth.

He is co-chair of FT Innovate, the paper’s annual conference that brings together cutting edge ideas and business leaders.

Before joining the FT, Ravi worked as assistant editor, acting deputy editor and senior editor at Prospect Magazine from 1997 to 2000.

Our Comment

"Ravi travels the world interviewing the great entrepreneurs and innovators shaping the 21st century. His insights help audiences come to grips with how technology is re-shaping the global economy and altering the mechanics of doing business."

How to go viral (2014)

[youtube http://video.ft.com/3838896496001/How-to-go-viral/Companies]

An insider's warning for the tech industry (2013)

[youtube http://video.ft.com/2252642544001/The-man-who-would-monetise-the-web/Companies]

How good design helps us give up our data (2012)

[youtube http://video.ft.com/2033679761001/How-design-persuades-us-to-give-up-big-data-/Companies]

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