Scott Bales

A thought leader through and through, Scott thrives on the intersection between cultural and behavioural changes in the face of technology innovations.

About Scott

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 and E27.   See Scott's Linked In Profile.

 

 
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Books

Scott has written and contributed to a number of publications.  These include:

 
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Testimonials

Scott brings with him to the stage a brilliant mix of passion and experience which makes him not just insightful but highly engaging. He is one of the emerging leaders in the FinTech and Mobile space and never fails to stand out when speaking with industry veterans or pioneers.
— Standard Chartered Bank
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