Speakers Profile - Scott Bales

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A technology guru, Scott Bales is a global leader in the cutting-edge arena known as "The Digital Shift", encompassing innovation, culture, design, technology and mobility in a world gone digital. A thought leader through and through, Scott thrives on the intersection between cultural and behavioural changes in the face of technological innovations.

With over ten years of international experience in innovation and implementation strategy, Scott has built a reputation as a sought-after consultant and speaker with the ability to communicate unorthodox ideas with insightful passion.

Currently, Scott is the Chief of Staff at Microsoft Asiapacific region, The MD of Innovation Labs Asia, and has previously worked as Chief Mobile Officer for Moven, the world's first-ever digital everyday bank. Described as a 'Digital Warrior', Scott has found a way to successfully mesh his fascination with people and what motivates them together with a raw enthusiasm for technology.

In a world where technology reigns, you must practice what you preach, and Scott does exactly that. He's a founding member of Next Bank, a mentor to Entrepreneurs across the world on Lean Startup, sits on the Board of Care Pakistan and holds advisory positions at Publishizer, FastaCash, Our Better World, The HUB Singapore and Apps 4 Good. He's a man on a mobile technology mission to transform mainstream thought processing around conventional business practices.

Scott has authored best-selling books Mobile Ready: Connecting With The Untethered Consumer and Innovation Wars, an essential guide for any corporate to drive successful innovation programs with impact.