Scott Bales

Scott Bales

THOUGht leader on the digital shift

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About Scott

About Scott Bales

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 advisory firm 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 mission to transform mainstream thought processing around conventional business practices.

Scott has appeared at TEDx, Social Media Week, Google Think, Fund Forum, Asian Banker, Next Money and long list of private events. His thought leadership has appeared in WIRED, Australian Financial Review, E27, 

 

 

Books

Mobile Ready

 

Next Generation Finance

 

Bank 3.0

 

  • Engaging and informative, Scott’s presentation was a great way to start off our 20th edition, and many of our attendees found his session to be both thought-provoking and useful.
    — Terrapinn Pte Ltd, organiser of Submarine Networks World, September 2017
  • Scott Bales was not only a very engaging and thought provoking futurologist but he, and his team, were a pleasure to work with. From the pre-event briefing calls and logistics to the on-site rehearsals and delivery, nothing was too much trouble and the result was a great event and great feedback. We would readily recommend Scott for future events.
    — Hart Wilcox, organiser of Vodafone APAC NZ Gigabit Society Summit, August 2017
  • Scott is himself on the stage, as a passionate individual and a rare industry leader in the intersection of banking, technology and trend. His talk conveys so much of his passion, energy and insight. Simply contagious!
    Next Bank Asia, Singapore
  • Scott is obviously passionate about mobile commerce. His content is industry-forward and delivery, energetic and engaging. He is not afraid to take side, express and defend an opinion.
    Mobile Commerce Summit Singapore
  • Scott is himself on the stage, as a passionate individual and a rare industry leader in the intersection of banking, technology and trend. His talk conveys so much of his passion, energy and insight. Simply contagious!
    Next Bank Asia, Singapore
  • 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.
    Google
  • Scott’s content and stage presence are first class.
    Microsoft
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Clients

 
Astro
ANZ
Standard Chartered
Origin
Amazon Web Services
Telenor Group
Cognizant
Google
AIA
Sapient
LumenLab
Baker McKenzie
Accenture
eBay
DBS
Vodafone
 

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