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Matt Eyring, chief strategy and innovation manager for Vivint, to speak at Huntsman School of Business

Huntsman School of Business Press Release

LOGAN, UT – Matt Eyring has helped Fortune 500 companies tap the benefits of what has been called “disruptive innovation,” and now he will be the dean’s convocation speaker on Oct. 2 for the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business on the Utah State University campus.

Eyring is the chief strategy and innovation officer for Vivint, the largest home automation company in North America, a firm that has been named one of Forbes “Most Promising Companies for 2013.” Eyring is scheduled to speak at 11:30 a.m., at the George S. Eccles Business Building Wednesday, Oct. 2, in room 211, on the USU campus. The convocation is free and open to the public.

Eyring is a graduate of the University of Utah and holds an MBA from the Harvard Business School. Before coming to Vivint, Eyring worked at Innosight, a company cofounded by Harvard Business Professor Clayton Christensen who coined the term “disruptive innovation.” On Christensen’s website he calls disruptive innovation “a process by which a product or service takes root initially in simple applications at the bottom of a market and then relentlessly moves up market, eventually displacing established competitors.” For a decade, Eyring served as the managing partner at Innosight, where he led worldwide strategy and operations, consulting with many Fortune 500 companies.

With more than 800,000 customers throughout North America, Vivint delivers a technology-based platform that integrates a wide range of wireless features and components for home security, energy management, home automation and solar solutions.

The Jon M. Huntsman School of Business at Utah State University seeks to inspire and equip students to become innovative, ethical leaders with refined analytical skills that will help them understand and succeed in the global marketplace. The Huntsman School of Business is one of eight colleges at USU, located in northern Utah. More information on the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business may be found on the web at (www.huntsman.usu.edu).