Matt Chessen, J.D., M.B.A.
Matt Chessen is a U.S. diplomat, technologist and author who served in the most challenging posts in the Foreign Service. Before joining the diplomatic corps, Matt worked for Razorfish, managing the design and implementation of extraordinary web user experiences for Cisco, Union Bank of California and Genentech, et al. Matt recently worked in Washington D.C. in the Office of eDiplomacy, where he led the implementation of an innovative, open source crowd-working platform for the Department of State and U.S. government called Midas / CrowdWork.
Matt recently completed a tour as the Coordinator for International Cyber Policy for the Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs. He is currently the State Department Science and Technology Policy Fellow at the George Washington University where he is researching the international implications of Artificial Intelligence.
Broad Horizons is Matt’s first book, written in the years before he joined the Foreign Service. Matt is the author of several screenplays and writes non-fiction articles on investing, technology trends and innovation in government. He is also crafting two new sci-fi serials. Artificial Endings explores what the afterlife might look like in a simulated universe. Tales From the End of Humanity examines how the AI singularity might lead to the extinction of the human race.
In his free time, Matt is an avid futurist, fiction writer, scuba diver and adventure traveler.