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. He is the author of best-seller ‘Mobile Ready’ and the upcoming book ‘Innovation Wars’.
He is a self-proclaimed extrovert, who successfully meshes his fascination with people and what motivates them, with a raw enthusiasm for innovation. A pattern that has seen him lead multiple corporate spin-outs, acquisitions and corporate startup collaborations. 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.
Originally from Australia, Scott was previously Chief Mobile Officer for Moven, the world’s first-ever digital everyday bank. Scott now runs Innovation Labs Asia, based in Singapore. 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.
With over ten years of international experience in innovation, thought leadership, implementation planning, and strategy, he built a strong reputation as a sought-after consultant and speaker. When not in a boardroom or on a stage, you’re likely to find tweeting and blogging on the latest trends in the world of mobility, digital, innovation, user experience and entrepreneurial leadership.