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Matthew Haynes.


Principal Consultant - Technology, Hong Kong

+852 5501 8655

A brief description of your career history?

12 years in recruitment across the UK, Australia and now Hong Kong.  

What makes you 'now' in technology?

I like to stay on top of technology and get involved. Right now, I am working on a Raspberry Pi project with my Dad. He's developing the hardware and I'm putting the software together. 

What gets you out of bed on a Monday morning?

Moving one step closer to my goals.

What do you see as the next big game changer within the Digital Media and Technology industry?

AI & machine learning. Yes, It's an obvious choice, but…it's still nascent, has the widest reaching implications and the highest potential for meaningful lasting impact on day to day life.

You call yourself a specialist. Why?

I understand what clients and candidates want even when they can't articulate it. 

What is your greatest achievement? (This could be either work or personal)

I've successfully worked and lived on 3 continents.

What is the best thing about your role?

Meeting a myriad of people across all types of cultures, backgrounds and world views.

Who sits next to you in the office?

No one... should I be worried?

When you were a child, what did you want to be?

IT Geek, Chef, Lawyer, Actor - In that order.

What is your favourite quote?

Fortune Favours the Bold 

If you could invite 5 people to dinner who would they be?

Marcus Aurelius, Nelson Mandela, David Bowie, Amelia Earhart, Salvador Dali.