Matthieu Merchadou

CEO, Magma

Matthieu is recognized as an impact Entrepreneur and subject matter expert in the areas of Digital Transformation in Emerging Tech (DLT, IOT, Big Data, digital Twins) in the context of Smart Cities. He also has experience at the highest level in finance (investment banking) and real estate (sales, redevelopment).

After studying International law he started his career in finance in 1998 in Miami, USA passing the Series 7 at age 23 and working in major banks such as PaineWebber and UBS. In 2003 he started his own company Meridian Invest and spent over 10 years doing real estate development and management between Paris and Miami with over $300 millions turnover.

After having professionally experienced the full spectrum of Real Estate Investment and its hurdles and pitfalls Matthieu decided to dive in the modern tools that will transform real estate and be impactful for the World. He decided to dedicate his time creating the condition for Miami to become a Smart City through the transformation of its economic engines.

In 2017 he created “Noos labs” a smart city lab, a coworking space for urban tech companies for the real estate and logistic sector. He also became Co-Chair of the Innovation Committee at the Miami Dade Beacon Council (The Economic development partnership of Miami Dade (2.7 million ppl)).

Noos labs produced with its members a 10-year plan to make Miami Metropolis a Smart City and a center of excellence for urban technologies. The “Miami Beta City” project got awarded the keys of Miami Dade County in 2018.

In 2019 he Founded the Florida Blockchain Foundation (Now Smart Florida www.smartfl.org) with Mayor Francis Suarez and the support of the Miami Dade Beacon Council, to help make Florida a Tech hub by advocating for distributed ledger technologies as infrastructure layer and using Miami as a testbed for solutions.

Through the Digital Transformation Workshop Series, the Foundation has mobilized an ecosystem on the concepts of the 4th industrial revolution and digital assets. In 2019, 55 organizations, public and private had joined the Foundation including PortMiami and Miami International Airport.

Harnessing the knowledge and network accumulated over his journey through digital transformation he is now building Magma, one of the necessary tools to achieve real estate transformation, a platform that allows for the creation of digital assets using digital twins of buildings as common referential for operational management and smart contracts. Magma V1.0 or Genesis will be revealed during Emerge Conference in Miami in April 2023.

Matthieu holds a Master’s in International Business law and a PostGraduate in International Commercial and banking law at Sorbonne University in Paris France; A degree from Ecole Nationale Superieure d’Arts et Metiers ParisTech; A Serie 7 on the NYSE.

He practices Muay-Thai Boxing for 15 years and he’s a proud father of 2 awesome kids.

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