A technology & innovation guru, Scott Bales is a global leader in the cutting edge arena known as “The Digital Shift”, encompassing innovation, culture, design, and mobility in a world gone digital. Currently Scott is Microsoft Global Digital Advisor working with Senior Leaders in Microsoft's Top Customers to build Horizon 3 Transformation and Strategic Partnerships through Co-Investment, Co-Innovation and Mutual Business Outcomes.
He is the former Vice President of Visa Company Fundamo, former Head of Technology for ANZ subsidiary WING Money, founding member of Next Bank, a mentor to entrepreneurs across the world, sits on the Board of Care Pakistan and holds advisory positions at Startup Bootcamp Fintech, Hub Singapore and Apps 4 Good.
Scott Bales is also author of best-selling book ‘Mobile Ready: Connecting With The Untethered Consumer’ and ‘Innovation Wars’ released in 2019, an essential guide for any corporate to drive successful innovation programs with impact.
As a thought leader, Scott thrives on the intersection between cultural and behavioural changes in the face of technology innovations. With over ten years of international experience in innovation and implementation strategy, Scott Bales has built a reputation as a sought-after consultant and speaker with the ability to communicate unorthodox ideas with insightful passion.
As a speaker, Scott Bales uses his extensive experience in the sector to provide the executives of tomorrow with simple steps to recode their leadership to adapt and succeed in technology-saturated world of today. In addition, he also offers an insight into the evolution of major cities in the eyes of the digital citizen, through the integration of IoT, smart vehicles and artificial intelligence. Scott’s talks also cover the future of work; valuable tools to understand how the introduction of new technologies (the cloud, blockchain, AI) will reshape the workplace as well as well as to explore the key role of the human element in this modern framework.
Senior Distinguished Architect for Emerging Technologies at Syniverse Technologies. Founder and President, The Humanized Internet. President of the VETRI Foundation. CTO, Cisco (2012-2016)
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