VICE PRESIDENT CEO, 7thSense Head Office, Sussex, UK 2 The Courtyard, Shoreham Rd. Upper Beeding, West Sussex, BN44 3TN United Kingdom BIOGRAPHY Matt Barton is CEO for 7thSense Design, a company that that specialises in advanced Media Serving and Show control for markets such as Theme Parks, Planetaria, 3D Entertainment Theatres and Visitor Attractions. He is also President of the EME board of the TEA. Matt’s background is in advanced display systems, prior to joining 7thSense, Matt honed his skills working on display systems in the flight simulation industry in project and product management roles. Outside of his professional life Matt is a leader of a Scout Group for young people with disabilities based in Sussex UK (2nd Chailey). Having been involved with the group for most of his life, he has witnessed many changes in the way people with disabilities are integrated into society and welcomed into a global organisation like Scouting. As an active group, 2nd Chailey have visited a number of theme parks and visitor attractions over the years and Matt has seen first hand examples of inclusion and exclusion alike. Matt hopes to use his technology background and TEA connections to look for opportunities to promote the use of innovations available in the industry to enhance the visitor experience for all and to create fully inclusive experiences. On serving on the DEA&I Committee: Since joining the TEA I have been keen to further the conversation and take real action to improve inclusivity across our industry and find ways to open the doors both literally and figuratively to a wider audience, I hope I can help this committee drive the TEA forward to be a gold standard in our industry that others strive to emulate.
TEA BOARDS AND COMMITTEES TEA DEA&I Committee International Board of Directors – Vice President Executive Committee – Vice President