He is a technology futurist architecting software for robots used in big-scale manufacturing

Brian Mathews

CTO, Bright Machines, San Francisco, USA

Why you should listen

The new era of manufacturing begs for factories to innovate faster, produce better, and yet often times, sell cheaper. This results to more companies outsourcing their production in countries where labor is more affordable. Brian Matthews is the CTO of Bright Machines. He designs the technology that powers flexible factory robots to address the growing demands of manufacturing electronics and eliminate the need to produce offshore. He has 6 US patents to his name.

Bright Machines is making adaptable robots with the goal of bridging more software gaps from conceptualization to production. Brian is creating seamless software systems that allows machines to be fed a design and instantaneously churn out a gadget.

Hear Brian speak at Worldwebforum 2020 about the machines of the future and how they can streamline manufacturing processes.

About Bright Machines

Bright Machines deliver intelligent, software-defined manufacturing by bringing together flexible factory robots with intelligent software, production data and machine learning.

Bright Machines’ growing, global team of more than 300 robotics, software and manufacturing industry veterans believe building physical things should be as seamless and simple as creating digital products.

The company’s software-defined manufacturing platform helps customers innovate faster to meet the growing demands of a new era of manufacturing.



Brian is a technology futurist who has spent three decades architecting cloud and desktop software for designers and engineers. Most recently, he led a 500-person platform group at Autodesk that was responsible for software development, cloud operations, product security and compliance.

Previously, he led software teams developing 3D reality capture, computer graphics, augmented reality, data compression and other products. Brian holds a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in electrical engineering, both from Cornell University.