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Scott Bales
Managing Director at Innovation Labs, Asia


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. 

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Agenda Sessions

  • Fireside Chat: How Financial Institutions Can Successfully Collaborate With Fintechs

  • Happy Hour! And A Fireside Chat With Our Keynote Speaker, Alissa Knight, on Mobile App Vulnerabilities

  • Opening Remarks From The Chair

  • Power Panel: How Tech Giants, Platforms Players & Their Super Apps Are Reaching New Consumers In A Tech Driven World

  • Strategy Roundtable: How Can Incumbents Harness New Technologies And Identify & Collaborate With New Players To Embrace Innovation & Transform Investment Management?

  • Opening Remarks From The Chair

  • Fireside Chat: Transforming Customer Experience Through Deep Customer Insights

  • Keynote Address: The Digital Shift - How Can Financial Institutions Embrace Innovation & Harness New Technologies In The New Digital World?

  • Fireside Chat: Why Open Banking Is A Game Changer For The Financial Services Industry

  • Opening Remarks From The Chair

  • Power Panel: Mapping Out Your Digital Transformation Journey – Start With The Customer & Work Backwards

  • Off The Record Session With Regulators: What Are Our Priorities & Concerns In Regulating FinTech?