Mentor– Innovation & Entrepreneurship @ JFDI.Asia - Joyful Frog Digital Incubator
Graduate Diploma of Information Technology @
Swinburne University of Technology
A leading digital & innovation executive & evangelist, Scott Bales is a global futurist, innovation & digital strategist, serial entrepreneur, keynote speaker at TEDx and author of the best-selling book, Mobile Ready: Connecting With The Untethered Consumer, a leading mobile strategy read. Published by next generation publisher, Publishizer, setting crowd -funding records. It's available through Amazon and
A leading digital & innovation executive & evangelist, Scott Bales is a global futurist, innovation & digital strategist, serial entrepreneur, keynote speaker at TEDx and author of the best-selling book, Mobile Ready: Connecting With The Untethered Consumer, a leading mobile strategy read. Published by next generation publisher, Publishizer, setting crowd -funding records. It's available through Amazon and Scott Bales' website at www.scottebales.com.
Scott has lead market expansion and innovation capability development with organisations desiring stronger presence in consumer internet markets, and driven high growth for early-stage companies. Worked with mobile operators to drive new mobile location-based ecosystems, including mobile money. And recent crafting strategies to engage the mobile social generation.
You can book Scott to speak through www.odemanagement.com.
Managing Director @ Innovation Labs is a holistic Innovations Practise focussed solely on Corporates. We build capability and culture in individuals, teams and leaders in Corporates and ensure the success of Innovative initiatives and ventures. We partner with corporations with an appetite to pivot and transform rapidly, in a robust manner and to lead them to excel in Innovation. We are instigators, mentors, entrepreneurs, thought leaders and advisors building tangible business with solid foundations.
We offer a core Program series and a host of complementary workshops that are designed to develop lean startup skills and jump start corporate entrepreneurship. We not only teach and coach, but build and deliver.
We value an experiential approach, agile processes and lean startup culture and are adept at transforming and adding value to corporate culture and organisation. This carefully balanced approach lends itself to all levels of innovation experience.
We deliver results that will rapidly help your organisation to innovate like a startup and reap the rewards of business ready innovation. From April 2014 to Present (1 year 9 months) Keynote Speaker & Thought Leader @ Global Keynote Speaker for public and private events. Topics include:
- Connecting with the Mobile Consumer (Mobile Ready)
- Are you ready for Digital Natives (Consumers, Employees & Citizens)
- Entreprise Innovation like a Startup (Lean Startup)
- Finding Product Market Fit
- The Future of Financial Inclusion
Contact ODE Management to book me as a speaker at your event:
+61 2 98185199
www.odemanagement.com From July 2013 to Present (2 years 6 months) Author @ Whether you're Coca-Cola selling soft drink in Botswana, or Unilever selling shampoo in the United States, mobile will evolve the rules of engagement in your industry before this decade is out.
There is no doubting the ever-rising relevance of mobile. With over 6 billion mobile devices globally, and those numbers rapidly growing, an entire new ecosystem has been created that binds us all together. The amount of time and money people are spending on mobile devices is growing rapidly and yet many businesses don't have a strategy optimized for mobile.
Is your company mobile ready?
“Far too many businesses still don’t grasp just how different the modern consumer is. Empowered by vast amount of information and 24/7 connectivity, consumers behave, interact and assimilate in entirely new ways. Business leaders must adapt with new business models -- with new mindsets. Mobile Ready is your guide for that journey.”
- Brant Cooper, Author, The Lean Entrepreneur
“Beyond superficial platform differences, Scott's essential guide to mobile universe is for everyone who needs big picture understanding: CEOs, Directors, Product Managers and everyone in between. Scott debunks the most insidious mobile myths and shows how to make the most of mobile platform by teaching how to "think mobile". Read this on the flight from SFO to NYC and get off the plane a mobile strategy expert! Highly recommended”
- Greg Nudelman, CEO Design Caffeine & Author Smashing Mobile, Andriod Design Patterns & Lean Mobile UX
“The book has interesting insights on the use of mobile away from the technology and focused on the consumers. We often tend to forget that it is the consumer who drive the evolution of all technology and in many cases helps drive the usage as is the case with mobile. The book is an easy read and I am delighted on it being thoughtful, innovative and practical.”
- Rohit Dadwal, Managing Director, Mobile Marketing Association APAC From January 2014 to Present (2 years) SingaporeMentor @ JFDI.Asia is a community of people who practice, finance and teach innovation. We believe that innovation need not be a mystery and entrepreneurship should not be painful or lonely. Both can be learned, working with peers and guided by mentors.
Based in Singapore, we innovate primarily in Asia, for Asia. We aim to build sustainable businesses that grow value and make tomorrow better than today. From March 2013 to Present (2 years 10 months) Innovation Director @ We’re bankers, not conference organisers. Next Bank is a collective of banking industry professionals banded together to create simple, honest and relevant ideas and innovations for the financial services industry. Read about our blog contributors here. We are led by our values and beliefs, not our outcomes.
Too often, we hear of the continued lack of progress made by traditional banks and financial institutions to adapt to current and emerging trends. We hear of overly conservative cultures and business decisions. We hear more of control, rather than collaboration. In the 21st century, increasingly across the globe, this simply won’t work.
We want to change the world for the better.
We believe in challenging the status quo for the good of every individual consumer or citizen. We want our lives to be better, simpler and more productive all at the same time. We love great design, beautiful ideas and solutions that work for all parties. We want success for others that believe in the same cause. We hate the stifling control that traditional organisations that are leftovers from a bygone, industrial age. If changing banking is how we do it, then so be it! From October 2011 to Present (4 years 3 months) SingaporeAdvisor - Digital TaskForce @ Voluntary advisory appointment to the NVPC for a digital transformation project From March 2014 to Present (1 year 10 months) SingaporeMentor @ The Hub Singapore is a community of nearly 500 like-minded people. You'll find co-working space, curated events, learning opportunities, mentors, and a collaborative platform to source co-founders, conspirators, partnerships and friends. While we are not an incubator, we combine the best of an accelerator, an innovation lab, a membership club, a collaborative working environment, a buzzing café, and the comforts of home.
Do you have a good idea but don't know where to start? Have you been thinking about your life's purpose and need a sounding board? Are you finally getting traction but want to grow faster?
Then our brand-new HUB Coaching & Mentoring is for you. With our mission to help change-makers reach their goals, we asked ourselves: What do successful individuals and winning ventures have in common? The answer was unanimous: legitimacy, a network of resources, and a supportive community. From July 2012 to Present (3 years 6 months) SingaporeBoard Member @ We’re CARE and we educate underprivileged children in Pakistan. Our schools achieve remarkable results in a cost-effective way. With your help, each child gets a chance to shine.
In Pakistan 55%* of adults are unable to read and write. By providing underprivileged children with a good education, we empower them to help themselves. We achieve similar results to private education but for children paying only what they can afford, many paying less than 10p a month. Just this year over 1200 boys and girls achieved an A grade. Starting from a single school over 20 years ago we now have 225 schools and 150,000 students. From November 2012 to Present (3 years 2 months) Innovation Domain Lead @ Establishment of a multi-million regional Innovation Lab to explore disruptive innovation in the world of insurance. Attract and recruit world leading talent, with the aim of build a high performing ideation and innovation team. Create and develop a innovation engagement model to drive capability and cultural transformation for Metlife Asia's business in the region. From October 2014 to April 2015 (7 months) SingaporeFounder @ Metlife's Innovation Center for disruptive innovation. From October 2014 to April 2015 (7 months) Director @ Boutique advisory firm guiding organisations into the digital era. From November 2011 to October 2014 (3 years) SingaporeChief Mobile Officer @ As Chief Mobile Officer, I am responsible for defining the Moven mobile-centric bank technology vision and implementing the mobile technologies that will enable Moven customers to spend, save and live smarter. From October 2011 to September 2013 (2 years) Director - Strategy & Partnerships @ ACMFI is an International not-for-profit entity to serve the African continent in the emerging Mobile Money ecosystem. The Centre’s goal is to connect the mobile money community with the major drivers of the African financial services and economies.
The ACMFI will achieve this by accelerating the adoption of mobile money systems all over the African continent working with academic institutions, regulators, software and solution providers, Mobile network operators, mobile money agent aggregators, financial institutions, researchers and subject matter experts. From February 2010 to October 2011 (1 year 9 months) SVP Partner Solutions @ Overall responsibly for the management and growth of strategic global partnerships. Analyze & adapt strategies to react to changing business trends in alignment with strategic business partners. Manage objectives and plans through partner or internal teamss. Responsible for studying and understanding market trends and translating how they affect strategic relationships. Plan and negotiate commercial agreements From April 2009 to October 2011 (2 years 7 months) SingaporeConsultant @ HSL Consulting is a Mobile Commerce Consultancy based in Singapore. Specializing in Mobile Commerce, Remittances and Banking throughout the Asia-Pacific Region. HSL Consulting prides itself on developing practical and sustainable strategies for the development of the mobile money industry. With experience in Cambodia, Indonesia, The Philippines, Malaysia and Singapore, HSL Consulting have proven results in developing the mobile commerce space for the various markets throughout the region. From February 2009 to September 2011 (2 years 8 months) SingaporeHead of Technology @ Wing is a wholly owned subsidiary of the ANZ Banking Group set-up to create an innovative and low cost banking model the offers an affordable and accessible banking proposition to Cambodia's developing and poorer communities. Leveraging off the uptake of mobile phones within the region to create a transformation from traditional cash based eco-systems and include these individuals in the banking system.
As the Head of Technology, I manage and lead the technology team of the business establishment, including the creation of innovative in country technology through strategic partnerships with local Telecommunications companies. Taking the company from vendor selection From January 2008 to November 2008 (11 months) Director @ Tansaku Consulting seeks to engage new and innovative ways of doing business, but thinking outside the square and seeking new ideas through strong partnerships between business and technology.
Specialising in engineering frameworks, workflows and controls that allow all levels of management to have critical information at hand to better position themselves to make effective business decisions
Recent initiative including the creation of intelligent financial crimes models that pro-actively adapt and manage fraud risk. From August 2007 to February 2008 (7 months) Melbourne, AustraliaBusiness Engagement Manager @ Working as a balance between the Operational Risk business and technology, a key input into the strategic direction of Operational Risk. focus areas include Operational Risk Modelling & Capital Calculation, Fraud Systems, Project Risk and Anti-Money Laundering. .
Stakeholder Management From October 2006 to August 2007 (11 months) Melbourne, AustraliaTechnical Services Manager @ As a key manager and strategic consultant within the technology group servicing the Risk Management functions of the organisation. Including key stakeholder input into ANZ’s largest Risk Management Projects General Management
Key leadership and management accountability for the delivery of Credit Risk and Risk Management applications and data warehouses using the selected platform. Involving Market, Credit, Country and Bank Risk within the RAZOR application and Risk Calculations and Weightings within the Risk Information Store From February 2004 to October 2006 (2 years 9 months) Customer Integration Manager @ • Collaborative Customers Solutions design in alignment with RFP/RFT and unique needs to complex customer needs
• Analysis and gathering on market trends and competitor activity, through personally established networks and contacts
• Strategic presentations on Cash Management and/or Transactional Services product and channel development
• Implementation of cost model for greater value profitability visibility and reporting
• CMTS Pre-Sales advise, product insight and technology thought leadership to enhance the Business Development and Account Management’s engagement of potential, new and established customers
• Analysis and presentment of strategic opportunities to the Business Development and Account Management teams
• Customer Value Add Analysis to identify and suggest process improvements to financial workflows for process efficiency or cost reduction From November 2000 to February 2004 (3 years 4 months)
Listed Company Director (LCD) Certificate, Company Directorship @ Singapore Institute of Directors From 2013 to 2013 Effective Board Leadership (EBL) Certificate, Company Directorship @ Singapore Institute of Directors From 2013 to 2013 Senior First Aider (Level 2), Senior Workplace First Aider @ St. Johns Australia From 2007 to 2007 Gradaute Certificate of Project Management, Project Management @ Project Management Institute From 2005 to 2005 Graduate Diploma of Information Technology, Internet Software Development @ Swinburne University of Technology From 2003 to 2004 Master of Business, eBusiness @ Swinburne University of Technology From 2000 to 2004 Bachelors of Applied Science, Human Movement @ RMIT University From 1998 to 2000 VCE, Secondary School Qualification @ Ivanhoe Grammar School From 1995 to 1997 Scott Bales is skilled in: Strategic Partnerships, Strategy, Mobile Payments, Start-ups, Mobile Devices, Banking, Mobile Commerce, Business Development, Business Strategy, Change Management, New Business Development, Strategic Planning, Entrepreneurship, Management, Innovation