Matt Rigney is the APAC Country Manager for Barilliance - one of the more established global providers of e-commerce personalisation solutions, now in its 10th year of operation.
Over the last 20 years the Australian digital media and e-commerce landscape has changed significantly and Matt has seen much of this change first hand via his involvement in various digital businesses both in the corporate world (as a GM at News Corp and Global Manager at Fairfax Media) but also in the digital and e-commerce start up community in Australia and SE Asia.
Matt has been working closely with the online retail community for the past 10 years through his roles as CEO of Getprice and Price Panda (Australia and SE Asia’s largest price comparison websites at the time) and through a number of innovative e-com start ups.
In 2013 Matt co-founded a company called Next Commerce in Australia which launched two new start ups to assist online retailers to connect more effectively with shoppers. These included Hynt (a SAAS product recommendation software for e-commerce stores) and Trova (a lifestyle discovery shopping engine for fashion and beauty) Matt is also the co-founder of Ovisto (APACs first shop to shop coupon network) which is growing in Australia and soon to launch in SE Asia.
As Country Manager for Barilliance - Matt works directly with hundreds of online and omni-channel retailers across the region and understands both the challenges they face but also the huge upside and long term potential for companies that think 'customer first' and create a seamless personalised shopping experience across every channel and touch point.