Scott Amyx

  • Managing Partner at Amyx Ventures
  • Voted the Most Influential Leader in Smart Cities and IoT and awarded the 50 Most Impactful Smart Cities Leaders by World CSR Congress
  • Tribeca Disruptor Foundation Fellow, presented in collaboration by the Tribeca Film Festival and Harvard Business School
  • Singularity University/ Smart City Accelerator Mentor

Scott Amyx is an internationally recognized thought leader, venture capitalist, speaker, and author on smart, sustainable cities, exponential technologies, and the Fourth Industrial Revolution. He has appeared or spoken on TV, New York Times, TIME, Forbes, TechCrunch, TEDx, CIO, Washington Post, WIRED, Forrester, G20, European Commission, United Nations, ITU, Pew Research Center, Environmental Defense Fund, and a host of other prominent global publications, institutions, and events.

Scott was voted the Most Influential Leader in Smart Cities and awarded the 50 Most Impactful Smart Cities Leaders by Inc. Magazine, Internet of Things Institute, HP Enterprise, World CSR Congress, and numerous institutions. Scott is enabling the realization of a global network of smart, sustainable cities through his partnerships with the United Nations, United Smart Cities, United for Smart Sustainable Cities, Smart Cities Council, and ASEAN Smart Cities Network, family offices, and institutional investors.

Scott is the author of StriveHow Doing the Things Most Uncomfortable Leads to Success, and the upcoming  The Human Race: How Humans Can Survive in the Robotic Age. Strive has been endorsed by Tony Robbins, Forbes, Singularity University, Tribeca Film Festival, and other global influencers.

Scott has over 20 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.

 

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Scott is a very insightful and engaging speaker! When we invited him to Colombia he gave us a very tailored presentation about the importance of the Internet of Things (IoT) for building smart cities, which was a very avant-garde experience for the audience. Also, when we took him to Costa Rica, Scott gave the audience an energetic introduction to the IoT, which was very much aligned with what our client needed.

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Strive: How Doing the Things Most Uncomfortable Leads to Success

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Smart, Sustainable Cities

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The Human Currency: How Humans Can Survive in the Robotic Age

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Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Neural Networks, Deep Learning

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Machine Learning Ethics

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Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies, Initial Coin Offering

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Internet of Things, Industrial Internet of Things

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Data Analytics, Predictive Analytics, Prescriptive Analytics, Cognitive Intelligence

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Robotics, Drones

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Fourth Industrial Revolution

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Autonomous Vehicles

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Augmented Reality/ Virtual Reality/ Mixed Reality

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Human Computer Interface, Natural Language Processing/ Speech-Based, Gesture-Based Interface, Brain Computer Interface

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Biography

Scott Amyx is an internationally recognized thought leader, venture capitalist, speaker, and author on smart, sustainable cities, exponential technologies, and the Fourth Industrial Revolution. He has appeared or spoken on TV, New York Times, TIME, Forbes, TechCrunch, TEDx, CIO, Washington Post, WIRED, Forrester, G20, European Commission, United Nations, ITU, Pew Research Center, Environmental Defense Fund, and other major media and events.

Scott was voted the Most Influential Leader in Smart Cities and awarded the 50 Most Impactful Smart Cities Leaders by Inc. Magazine, Internet of Things Institute, HP Enterprise, World CSR Congress, and numerous institutions. Scott is enabling the realization of a global network of smart, sustainable cities through his partnerships with the United Nations, United Smart Cities, United for Smart Sustainable Cities, Smart Cities Council, and ASEAN Smart Cities Network, family offices, and institutional investors.

Scott received the Cloud & DevOps World Award for Most Innovative. He is an IBM IoT Futurist, Tribeca Disruptor Foundation Fellow, Singularity University/ Smart City Accelerator Mentor, and National Sloan Fellow/ Woodrow Wilson Fellow. In addition, he has been nominated to the World Economic Forum as a committee member for the Future of the Internet. The Republic of Korea nominated Scott to represent cutting-edge research and case studies on smart cities and the Internet of Things at the ITU Telecom World, United Nations. Sovereignties, governments, multinationals, and international consulting and investment firms look to Scott for unrivaled insights and pulse on the changing emerging technology landscape.

Scott is the author of StriveHow Doing the Things Most Uncomfortable Leads to Success, which has been endorsed by Tony Robbins, Forbes, Singularity University, Tribeca Film Festival, and other global influencers.

Scott’s feature Wiley book Strive is available for order. Find out how doing the things most uncomfortable leads to success. Pioneering thought leader Scott Amyx shows anyone striving to succeed, regardless of who or where we are, what we do or have done for a living, or how young or old we are, that the secret to outstanding achievement is not talent but doing the things uncomfortable he calls “strive”. Drawing on his own powerful story of an impoverished immigrant frequently told that he would mount to nothing, Amyx, now a celebrated venture capitalist and futurist, describes his meteoric rise from obscurity to prominence, which led to the hypothesis that what really drives success is not intellect, opportunities or even network but pursuing personal change that’s uncomfortable. In this book, Scott takes readers into his defining life moments and stories from some of the most unlikely individuals who persevered through change to become outrageously successful. He also mines fascinating insights from history and shows what can be gleaned from modern experiments in high performance. Finally, he shares what he’s learned from interviewing dozens of high achievers—from corporate CEOs, unicorn startup entrepreneurs to global policy leaders. Strive shows how you can shape your life and your career, a life of fulfillment and joy, constantly creative and productive, one that always holds the possibility of delightful surprise.

Scott’s second feature book The Human Race: How Humans Can Survive in the Robotic Age is scheduled to come out in 2018. Scott explores the imminent net job loss from artificial intelligence, robotics, and the Fourth Industrial Revolution and its impact on income inequality and rise in populism and nationalism that are sweeping across the globe. He explores the advantages and disadvantages of basic universal income. Scott emphasizes the need to pursue job training and labor force development in human to human services that leverage our ability to empathize with the human condition. The empathy business models and services will become the bedrock of post Fourth Industrial Revolution.

Scott has been featured on New York Times, TIME, Forbes, The Washington Post, WIRED, TechCrunch, Inc., Pew Research, Chicago Tribune, InformationWeek, Forrester, Gigaom, ReadWrite, Shots Magazine, Business News Daily, IBM Big Data & Analytics, Intel, Geektime, Examiner, TechBeacon, EE Times, IEEE, El País, Costco Magazine, and television and radio programs. He has spoken or scheduled to speak at TED, European Commission, World Economic Forum, ITU Telecom World (United Nations), International CES, Internet of Things World, IoT Asia, M2M Summit, Smart IoT London, Internet of Things Security, Wearable Technologies Conference, IBM Insight, IBM Amplify, IBM Watson IoT, IBM InterConnect, Cloud Expo Europe, Cloud & DevOps World, KAIST, Samsung SDS, ArabNet Dubai & Riyadh, Internet Summit, Global Big Data, JCK Las Vegas, Customer Service Experience, IN3 Medical Device 360 Summit, Razorfish Tech Summit, Location & Context World, Wearables TechCon, K-Global Startup, and more. Scott is the co-author of Internet of Things and Data Analytics Handbook, an academic publication by John Wiley and Sons and The Advances in Information Security, Privacy, & Ethics (AISPE) Book Series: Managing Security Issues and the Hidden Dangers of Wearable Technologies, an academic publication by IGI Global.

Scott has over 20 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.

  • IBM IoT Futurist
  • Tribeca Disruptor Foundation Fellow
  • Singularity University/ Smart City Accelerator Mentor
  • National Sloan Fellow/ Woodrow Wilson Fellow
  • Voted Top IoT Influencer by Skyhook
  • Voted Top IoT Rockstar by HP Enterprise
  • Voted Top IoT Influencer by Inc. Magazine
  • Voted Top Global IoT Expert by Postscapes
  • Voted Top IoT Expert by Onalytica (2016, 2017)
  • Voted Top in the Business of IoT by Relayr (2016, 2017)
  • Voted Top IoT Authority by the Internet of Things Institute
  • Featured as a Top Internet of Things Company by Postscapes
  • Voted Most Influential in Smart Cities and IIoT by Right Relevance
  • Winner of the Cloud & DevOps World Award for Most Innovative Vendor
  • Awarded 50 Most Impactful Smart Cities Leaders by World CSR Congress

 

THOUGHT LEADERSHIP

Scott Amyx Nominated for World Economic Forum

Scott Amyx Nominated for Global TED Talk

Scott Amyx Interviewed for G20 Summit & Accenture Report

Scott Amyx Keynoted at the European Commission in Brussels, Belgium

Scott Amyx IoT Speaker at ITU Telecom World, United Nations in Budapest & Busan

Scott Amyx Scheduled to Speak on TEDx

Scott Amyx Elected as a Tribeca Disruptor Foundation Fellow

Scott Amyx Elected as a Singularity University/ Smart City Accelerator Mentor and Startup Board Member

Scott Amyx Interviewed by New York Times

Scott Amyx Interviewed by CIO Magazine

Scott Amyx Interviewed by Gartner & Forrester

Scott Amyx Interviewed for WhichPLM Report 6th Edition: IoT Issue

Winner of the Cloud & DevOps World 2016 Award for Most Innovative

Featured as a Top Internet of Things Company by Postscapes

Voted Top IoT Influencer by Inc. Magazine

Voted Top IoT Rockstar by HP Enterprise

Voted Top Global IoT Influencer & Expert by Postscapes

Voted Top IoT Authority by the Internet of Things Institute

Voted Top IoT Influencer by Skyhook

Voted Top in the Business of IoT by Relayr

Voted Most Influential in Smart Cities and IIoT by Right Relevance