innovation and its impact on the business world and society in general. He is recognized globally for his unique ability to accurately predict future digital trends and provide the logic behind why they will alter the current status quo.
Scott has the ability to entertain, inspire, and enlighten audiences while also translating difficult to understand technology topics. He is known for architecting each presentation specifically for the audience, and with the very latest information available. His topics include: the importance of organizational digital maturity, leading through the Digital Transformation, cybersecurity, machine intelligence, data intelligence, trendspotting, digital marketing, and best practices for digital governance.
He is equally adept at giving large stage keynotes, speaking to small boards of directors, facilitating half and full day workshops, and doing break-out sessions. His topics often create many questions and he enjoys being interactive with audiences when appropriate. The best measure of his ability to inspire and inform audiences is the high percentage of speaking clients who bring him back for follow on work with their audiences.
His next endeavor was as founder and CEO of Paragraph, Inc., a Soviet/American joint venture founded in 1988, as this country was just opening up to western business models. Half of the company was sold to Silicon Graphics, and the other half sold as well a few years later.
Scott then collaborated with H.R. Haldeman to publish a diary of his years as the Chief of Staff to President Nixon, which was a bestseller (Putnam Publishing), and involved Sony Interactive in the release of a book companion CD-ROM.
In 1995 Scott started another company named Avant Digital Marketing which was later renamed Webcasts.com. This start-up was an early producer of webcasted media ranging from corporate and government communications to sporting events and entertainment. It was sold in 2000 for $115 million.
In 2007 Scott once again founded a start-up called Alkami Technology. This company developed a second-generation online banking platform with innovative features non-existent in current systems. The company is today headquartered in Dallas and has over 250 employees.
Along the way Scott has participated as a board member with a number of firms. Examples include WeGoLook which sold in 2017 for approximately $40 million and First Fidelity Bank in Oklahoma and Phoenix.
He is the author of four books including his most recent title, Did God Create the Internet? The Impact of Technology on Humanity.
- Five New Work From Home Models That Might Stick
We have been surveying leaders and they are telling us they believe 75% of organizations will not go back to the same "work from the office" rules. We have identified five different options for moving to a partial or modified Work From Home (WFH) model.
In this talk, Scott reviews the possibilities and the return on investment for moving to a more permanent WFH paradigm for your team members. There are advantages and disadvantages to this work model so it is valuable to gain as much perspective as possible before the discussion gets too far down the road.
- The Great Reset: What Will Never Be the Same
Every crisis in the past 100 years has irrevocably changed life in the U.S. The pandemic of 2020 will be no different. In this talk, Scott reviews fifteen different areas of our lives and the economy that will never go back to exactly what they were before. This information will help you with future planning and adjusting your business strategy.
This presentation has constant polling integrated so the audience is sharing their thoughts throughout - making for a highly interactive and informative session.
- The Great Reset: Lessons Learned & Preparing for Next Time
One of the best ways to create value from a crisis is to be very conscious of what can be learned from the experience. We have all been provided new insights into WFH models, technology, preparedness, and risk control. In addition, the clock is ticking towards the next emergency WFH event or pandemic so it is critical to take what we have learned and make the needed adjustments to be better prepared next time.
Successful leaders (and organizations) often make more progress in a down market than in a rising one. Scott will walk you through interesting lessons we should all be learning as well as how to get prepared for the next crisis – all with a digital overlay. He will also provide his formula for gaining ground during the rest of 2020.
As a bonus, this presentation will come with a sample playbook (PDF) for handling an emergency work from home event.