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Scott Bales

Scott Bales

Scott Bales is a global futurist, innovation & digital strategist, serial entrepreneur, keynote speaker at TEDx and a best-selling author. Influential and informative, Scott Bales is a thought leader in the area of digital space.

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It's tough to make talks in the Financial space exciting, and Scott delivered. I would highly recommend him for speaking engagements in the Finance/Banking industry.

Head of Marketing, Google Philippines


Scott is dynamic and vibrant. He is able to engage the audience with his interesting analogies and concepts in the tech-world through: "Are you ready for Isaac". In which he delivered a huge amount of insights within a short time. Manager, Centre For Marketing Excellence at Singapore Management University


Scott holds great insight into the disruptive dynamics at play in the ongoing mobile revolution. Scott frames the emerging expectations of customers and the disconnect in businesses in meeting those needs.

Regional Director - Head of Edge (Innovation) at AIA


Working with Scott was an absolute pleasure. His topic was a highlight of the agenda and his interactive presentation format was the source of much praise. 

Project Director at Terrapinn


A true technology innovator and financial services guru

Innovation Director at Next Bank

Scott Bales Travels from Asia
Fee Range: ::$15001 to $20000

Scott Bales's Biography

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 technology innovations.


The MD of Innovation Labs Asia, Scott worked previously 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, 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 is one of the up and coming leaders in mobile financial services. He's got an abundance of broad experience in the hottest mobile markets on the planet, and gets the interaction imperative in the payments, banking and handset ecosystem.


Outside of the corporate sphere, Scott has worked with various governments across the globe, taking on key advisory roles in countrywide infrastructure. As a multifaceted techie, he was instrumental in developing the mobile centric industries for markets across Asia-Pacific.


He’s a man on a mission to transform mainstream thinking around conventional business practices, and unlock the potential of innovation. 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, Mentor to Entrepreneurs across the world on Lean Startup, sits on the Board of Care Pakistan and holds advisory positions at Fastacash, Our Better World, The HUB Singapore and Apps 4 Good.

Speaking Topics Include

Mobility, Modality Shift, Anytime, Anywhere

No longer will the consumer be tethered to a television, computer screen or a physical place when interacting with businesses. Mobility is a game changer, it's not just about the device, it's about the entirely new eco-system of services and empowerment the device and connectivity enable.


The rapid growth of mobile accessibility around the world has created immense new possibilities, based around a device that we have a deep personal connection with. We look at how the mobile phone has and will be the catalyst for change as industries are forced to shift away from the idea of a ‘place to do business’ to a anytime, anywhere, always-on culture that has already hit billions of people and continues to sweeps across the globe.


•Learn to understand how the consumer modality shift impacts your organizations outlook

•Leave with key questions that organizations should be asking themselves, and their customer base

Uncover The Competitive Innovation Edge

Innovation Wars dives into the competitive nature of innovation in the modern organisation, to uncover the secrets to driving innovation success.


A decade of technology driven progress has triggered a global shift in leadership practice, driving new demands on organizational capability, culture and design. Leading organizations around the world leverage the power of Customer Centric Design and Lean Startup methods, out pacing their corporate peers in the battle for future markets. Innovation Wars is your guide to market success in the battlefield that is corporate innovation.


Greater than 65% of corporate executives see innovation as the key to unlocking new value, new markets and harnessing the power of new technologies. But not everyone succeeds.


Key Takeaways include:

•Investigation in the competitive battlefield that is innovation. Who talks the talk? and who walks the walk?

•What are the strategic lessons from those that drive success?

•What are the frameworks, tools and key infantry that you will need to drive innovation in your organization?

•Simple practical tools for you to implement immediately


The Future Consumer Is In Front Of You

Over the past decade our everyday life has changed with the rapid adoption of multiple lifestyle evolutions, primarily driven by technological advancement and mastery. Are hundred-year-old industry institutions ready to engage and service the modern consumer?


We take an investigative journey through the eyes of Isaac, the digital native that embodies the generational shift of cultural, behavioural and technological changes that are shaping the expectations of the modern consumer.


Exposing the cognitive zigzags of mind that lead to the formation of consumer beliefs and attachments. Investigating the impacts these have on consumers services, and how institutions in the 21st century need adapt their approach or face the same disintermediation already witnessed in other industries.


Takeaways include:

•Learn to identify and ask the right questions of the market for signs that are disrupting industries

•In depth understanding of the realities that shape the modern consumer