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Matthew Zarracina

Director of Innovation at Thales xPlor


Matt is a Director in Thales Group’s innovation and ventures practice (“Thales xPlor”). Matt is responsible for leading projects, managing non-standard business ventures, partnerships with start-ups and academic institutions, and the innovation process within Thales xPlor and as they relate more broadly to businesses in the U.S. Currently he leads the group’s Blockchain Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) and Autonomous Vehicle efforts. Before joining xPlor, Matt was a Senior Manager at Deloitte Consulting where he led growth, M&A, and innovation projects for several Fortune 500 companies in the Aerospace and Defense, Energy, Financial Services, Automotive, Health Care, and Consumer Products sectors. Prior to Deloitte, Matt served as a helicopter pilot and Reserve Officer Training Corps instructor in the United States Navy. Matt earned his undergraduate degree in Systems Engineering at the United States Naval Academy and later a dual Master’s at Cornell University (Systems Engineering and MBA).

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