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Scott Bales

Scott Bales

Keynote Speaker: Global Thought Leader on Digital Transformation, Mobile and Innovation; Author of "Mobile Ready: Connecting with the Untethered Consumer"

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Scott Bales Biography

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.

As a thought leader, Bales thrives on the intersection between cultural and behavioral changes in the face of technology innovations. With over ten years of international experience in innovation and implementation strategy, Bales has built a reputation as a sought-after consultant and speaker with the ability to communicate unorthodox ideas with insightful passion.

Previous Chief Mobile Officer for Moven, the world’s first ever digital everyday bank, Bales has successfully meshed his fascination with people and what motivates them, with a raw enthusiasm for technology. Currently based in Singapore, Bales runs successful advisory firm, Innovation Labs Asia partnering with organizations as they embark on their own innovation journey.

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.

Bales is also author of best-selling book "Mobile Ready: Connecting With The Untethered Consumer" and "Innovation Wars," an essential guide for any corporate to drive successful innovation programs with impact.

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Scott Bales Speaking Topics

Key Takeaways:

A startups secret sauce to disruption: what fuels the startup and their founders; why they will succeed Find the sweet spot between the users needs and the goals of the business The art to Information Architecture, Interaction Design, Usability, Visual Emotion Connection and The Power of Prototyping How to identify and act on both quick win, and longer term opportunities to refine the touch points of your organization How to be a key leader in this evolution with the inspiration to transform your organization and the tools to think outside the box for true innovation.

**Entrepreneurial Disruption**

The unthinkable usually starts a disruptive evolution: you used to go to Borders to buy a book, to Blockbuster to rent a movie, and you poured through Encyclopedia Britannica for your research project. In a world where digital transformation is a key driver behind innovation, legacy businesses are quickly being overtaken by more nimble startups. Recent years have seen dozens of startups in the financial services sector: Square, PayPal, Dwolla, and Scott Baless ownMovenbank, enter the market at an opportune time. Bales looks at the reasons behind these startups, and why some of the most powerful retail and financial institutions should be paying attention, before they go the way of Borders, Blockbuster and Britannica.

Key Takeaways:

How the consumers modality shifts should impact your organizations outlook Key questions that organizations should be asking themselves and their customer base How to capitalize on the cultural, behavioral and technological changes that are shaping the expectations and outlook of the modern consumer Realize the untapped power that mobility brings to your business Learn how to create deep and loyal relationships with your consumers

Transform and Mobilize

Mobility is a game changer. Its not about the device its about how customers are behaving with mobile. Scott Bales looks at how the mobile phone is now the catalyst for change how industries are forced to shift away from the idea of a "place to do business" to a "virtual anytime, anywhere, always-on cultural environment." He looks at the impact this is having on modern organizations, and how they need to evolve into this mobile world if they wish to survive.

Scott Bales Videos

Finextra interviews Innovation Labs Asia: Addressing the digital gap

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What topics does Scott Bales speak about?

Scott Bales is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as Innovation, Marketing, Customer Service, Technology, Strategic Leadership, Motivational and Finance.

Where does Scott Bales travel from?

Scott Bales generally travels from Singapore and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances.

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Scott Bales is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Innovation, Marketing and Customer Service. The estimated speaking fee range to book Scott Bales for live events is $10,000 - $20,000, and for virtual events $10,000 - $20,000. Scott Bales generally travels from Singapore and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Christi Tasker, Micah Solomon and Ayesha Khanna. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Scott Bales for an upcoming event.

Scott Bales Speaking Topics

  • Key Takeaways:

    A startups secret sauce to disruption: what fuels the startup and their founders; why they will succeed Find the sweet spot between the users needs and the goals of the business The art to Information Architecture, Interaction Design, Usability, Visual Emotion Connection and The Power of Prototyping How to identify and act on both quick win, and longer term opportunities to refine the touch points of your organization How to be a key leader in this evolution with the inspiration to transform your organization and the tools to think outside the box for true innovation.

  • **Entrepreneurial Disruption**

    The unthinkable usually starts a disruptive evolution: you used to go to Borders to buy a book, to Blockbuster to rent a movie, and you poured through Encyclopedia Britannica for your research project. In a world where digital transformation is a key driver behind innovation, legacy businesses are quickly being overtaken by more nimble startups. Recent years have seen dozens of startups in the financial services sector: Square, PayPal, Dwolla, and Scott Baless ownMovenbank, enter the market at an opportune time. Bales looks at the reasons behind these startups, and why some of the most powerful retail and financial institutions should be paying attention, before they go the way of Borders, Blockbuster and Britannica.

  • Key Takeaways:

    How the consumers modality shifts should impact your organizations outlook Key questions that organizations should be asking themselves and their customer base How to capitalize on the cultural, behavioral and technological changes that are shaping the expectations and outlook of the modern consumer Realize the untapped power that mobility brings to your business Learn how to create deep and loyal relationships with your consumers

  • Transform and Mobilize

    Mobility is a game changer. Its not about the device its about how customers are behaving with mobile. Scott Bales looks at how the mobile phone is now the catalyst for change how industries are forced to shift away from the idea of a "place to do business" to a "virtual anytime, anywhere, always-on cultural environment." He looks at the impact this is having on modern organizations, and how they need to evolve into this mobile world if they wish to survive.

Scott Bales Videos

Finextra interviews Innovation Labs Asia: Addressing the digital gap

Scott Bales Reviews

  • Scott is a visionary entrepreneur in mobile financial services. He has great experience and brings to a very old industry a new and "fresh" vision of what is important to meet the consumers needs on financial services, and what´s next for trends on the "banking the unbanked" in emerging markets.
    Unknown - May 21 2012

  • There are some common elements almost all great speakers possess. Deep subject matter expertise, passion for their subject, the ability to engage the audience, and really get people to think. Scott packages all these things into his delivery. Scott really knows mobile commerce and has some great perspectives on the future of banking. He gives the audience what they want - deep context, clever insights and just enough irreverence to get you to move your thinking. He's knowledgeable in his domain and speaks with a genuine passion.
    Unknown - May 17 2012

  • Scott presents with relevant up to date market information backed by excellent visual references. Absolutely an innovator in the field of mobile banking. Whether you are a newbie or an enthusiast in this exciting domain, Scott will certainly add to your knowledge bank.
    Unknown - Mar 26 2012

  • Scott is a leader 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. His ability to translate complex into simple story form is a real plus.
    BANK 2.0 - Mar 03 2011

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