Scott Bales

Travels from: Singapore

A technology and innovation expert passionate about 'The Digital Shift'

Categories: Innovation

Full Presenter Profile & Bio

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.

Speaker Topics

Innovation Wars: 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 organisational capability, culture and design. Innovation Wars is your guide to market success in the battlefield that is corporate innovation
Recode Your Leadership: Are you ready for the digital future?
As organisations worldwide embark on bold transformations, they continually struggle through challenges related to mindset, culture and leadership. The very people who have built these businesses are feeling less and less significant in the ever changing digital world. This keynote will ignite your drive to reconsider you purpose. You will learn how important it is to leverage your experience while embarking on a practical learning journey to reskill, retool, reinvent and recode your leadership
Smart Cities and Citizens
The world around us is changing every single week, as new apps and technologies reshape the landscape in which we live, move, eat, socialise, education and create communities. Take a look at how smart cities will evolve through the eyes of a digital citizen and understand the trends that are reshaping the nation.
The Future Consumer
We have witnessed an accelerated rate of adoption of technology, both as organisations and as individuals. With that, our proficiency has grown, but we are quickly approaching a large behavioural and cultural gap that will change the way we think about technology forever. In this keynote, explore what makes a digital native and discover a greater understanding of its concepts.
The Future of Work
Over the past 10 years, where and how we work has radically changed. Whether you work for a multinational corporate or a small business, the tools at your disposal have dramatically changed. New technologies are evolving every day and are at our fingertips ready to empower a whole new way of operating. Learn about these technologies and how they will shape your outlook on the market.


Working with Scott was an absolute pleasure. Scott was a keynote speaker and roundtable host and his entire participation from start to finish was excellent. His topic was a highlight of the agenda and his interactive presentation format was the source of much praise.


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.


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

Scott Bales - Innovation

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