Matt Genovese

Matt Genovese

Founder & CEO at Planorma Design

Bio Info

Matt is the founder of Planorama - a user experience design firm focusing on making otherwise complex, technical software to be simple and intuitive to use.  He spent the first half of his 25-year engineering career in the semiconductor industry as a chip designer and the latter half in software product development.  Outgoing and always a networker at one point, he built the largest technology community in Austin, Texas with over 30,000 members.  He began in computers at a young age in the early 1980s teaching himself BASIC and assembly language by middle school, and was an early adopter of Linux in the late 1990’s.  He holds a B.S. in Computer Engineering from the Rochester Institute of Technology and M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin.


Planorama's mantra is "Time to market, accelerated by design".  They are unique because of their deep technical knowledge across many domains, and their view that design is a catalyst for efficiency which translates into getting products to market quickly.  Matt and his team address product requirements, research, UX design, and deliver solid, detailed “dev-ready” product documentation for developers and QA so they are highly efficient.


This guest speaker is adept at communicating at any level, from novices to experienced engineers and executives.  He can speak about UX and product design, product management, Agile requirement scoping, SaaS, and technical topics including IoT, semiconductors, AI, edge processing, RISC-V, and more.  He communicates in a simple, concise, and captivating manner, and VPs, CTOs, CEOs, and CFOs responsible for product development will receive actionable guidance after hearing what Matt has to offer.  Book him now and help educate your listeners!

Videos

@ Austin, TX: Matt Genovese from Door64.com

An editorial interview with Door64.com founder Matt Genovese in Austin, TX 2010.

Door 64

Matt Genovese from Door 64, an Austin Texas based online community for technologists.

door64's Matt Genovese Talks About His Popular Austin Tech Community Web Site

Matt Genovese, founder of popular Austin-based company door64 sits down with video content producer Vanessa Zamora to talk about his high tech events, tips on building an online community, and more.

Publications

Semiwiki CEO Interview

Semiwiki CEO Interview:

Matt Genovese of Planorama Design

SemiWiki

Austin American Statesman

How Door64 became an Austin tech hub

Austin American Statesman

Previous Interviews

The SaaS Podcast - SaaS, Startups, Growth Hacking & Entrepreneurship

The SaaS Podcast - SaaS, Startups, Growth Hacking & Entrepreneurship

326: How to Build a Better SaaS Product with User Stories - with Matt Genovese

Topic Suggestions

How simplifying a complex product's UI design can drastically improve your business

Why semiconductor companies like Intel are becoming software companies

How UX design pays for itself (many times over)

How well-written user stories save you time and money

Thinking wholistically about your SaaS to save money down the road

Using rapid design prototypes to reduce business risk and get buy-in

Delivering requirements that accelerate development teams

Why UX design is a necessity in IoT / hardware products

Using AI assistance in product management


Reducing your labor spend on software development

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