Scott Amyx was voted one of the Top 25 Global Speakers by Speaking.com. Scott is a thought-leader, speaker, and author on wearables and the Internet of Things and the Managing Partner at Venture1st and CEO at Amyx+McKinsey. He has been nominated by the Republic of Korea to represent cutting-edge research and case studies on wearables and the Internet of Things at the ITU Telecom World 2015 in Budapest. He will debut the concept of â€œThe Digital Currency of Happiness at TEDx. Intel & TBS America’s Greatest Makers look to Scott to recommend the most promising startups.
As a thought leader in wearables & IoT, Scott explores the intersection of enterprise implications and consumer decisions of adopting wearables & IoT technologies. He writes for Wired, InformationWeek, IEEE, Wearable Technologies (WT), ReadWrite, TechBeacon, and other leading publications and speaks at global conferences. Scott is the co-author of The Internet of Things and Cyber-Physical Systems Handbook, an academic publication by John Wiley and Sons, scheduled for late 2015 and The Advances in Information Security, Privacy, & Ethics (AISPE) Book Series, an academic publication by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.), scheduled for 2016.
Scott has over 18 years of large-scale strategy and implementation experience, managing double digit million dollar projects across multiple verticals. In his last corporate position as VP of Product Management, Scott helped the company be acquired by a Fortune 500 publicly traded company. Scott has also started numerous startups and successfully sold a company.
Scott has a master’s degree in applied microeconomics/ public policy from the University of Chicago. Scott was a national Sloan Fellow at Carnegie Mellon University.