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Scott Amyx is a Tribeca Disruptor Foundation Fellow, an award presented in collaboration by the Tribeca Film Festival and Harvard Business School. The founder and CEO of Amyx+, he is a recognized leader in the field of smart wearable computing, with unrivaled insight into the development of e-commerce. True to his motto to “turn disruption into innovation,” he created Amyx Ventures in 2017, a venture capital fund with the specific intent of incubating new transformational industries.
He is active with Singularity University, a global community whose mission is to apply exponential technologies to tackle humanity’s challenges. Specifically, he is a mentor for SU’s Smart City Accelerator project, which intermixes teams of corporate clients and technology-focused startups. Demonstrating his breadth of expertise, his is a Managing Partner for the Council of International Fashion Designers’ Future of Fashion Conferences.
Highly sought-after as a speaker at global conferences on wearables and the Internet of Things strategy and innovation, Amyx’s views have been featured in Wired, InformationWeek, IEEE and many other prestigious journals.
Amyx is the author of two upcoming books, due to be released in 2018. The first, The Human Race: How Humans Can Survive in the Robotic Age, explores the economic challenges society will face as AI continues to make human labor obsolete. His second work, Strive, draws lessons in leadership and achievement from Amyx’s own captivating journey from penniless immigrant to leading technological expert and venture capitalist.
Amyx earned a Master’s in Public Policy at the University of Chicago, concentrating on microeconomics and business. He was a national Woodrow Wilson/Sloan fellow at Carnegie Mellon University. He has nearly two decades of experience managing multimillion dollar projects and has successfully negotiated the sale of companies to Fortune 500 buyers.
Managing Partner at Amyx Ventures, CEO at Amyx+, TEDx, Tribeca Fellow, Singularity University, Smart City Accelerator, EU, UN, Future of Fashion, IBM IoT Futurist, Wiley Author, TechCrunch, Winner of Innovation Awards, Global IoT Thought Leader
Scott Amyx is the Chair & Managing Partner at Amyx Ventures, CEO of Amyx+, Managing Partner at the Future of Fashion (with former Miami Fashion Week founders), and Singularity University/ Smart City Accelerator Mentor and Startup Board Member. Scott is a Tribeca Disruptor Foundation Fellow, a disruptive innovation awards program of Tribeca Film Festival. He is scheduled to speak at TEDx on disruption and success. Scott is a thought leader, speaker, and author on the Internet of Things and the Fourth Industrial Revolution and winner of the Cloud & DevOps World Award for Most Innovative and was voted Top Global IoT Influencer & Expert by Inc. Magazine, HP Enterprise, Postscapes, Top IoT Authority by the Internet of Things Institute, and Top 10 Global Speakers by Speaking.com. Scott 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 the Internet of Things at the ITU Telecom World, United Nations. Sovereignties, governments, multinationals, and international consulting and research firms look to Scott for unrivaled insights and pulse on the changing emerging technology landscape.
Scott’s feature Wiley book Strive is scheduled to come out in early 2018. 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 amount 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 19 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.
Scott Amyx, expert on wearables and the Internet of Things, reveals the exciting, sometimes surprising and liberating effects of wearable technology. He explains to his audience, “With the expected projection of IoT (Internet of Things) sensors and wearables we can anticipate that people like yourselves and other executives and entrepreneurs will question the current paradigm; they have to."
Looking into a future that has radically different implications for commerce, personal communication and security, Scott tells us, “Researchers are going to continue to explore approaches that either run in parallel or bypass the Internet altogether by facilitating this peer-to-peer communication between a wireless sensor or clusters."
Scott is a vanguard leader in how wearables, IoT (internet of things) and other new technologies will impact marketing, mobile, healthcare, design and overall business strategy. The program titles and descriptions below are just a sample of what Scott can address in his customized program for your audience.
How to Gauge the Business Impact of New Technologies and Market Trends
Products and companies don’t become obsolete overnight; they simply bleed to death, unable to reverse their downward spiral. Scott Amyx offers a framework for analyzing the implication of emerging technologies to your product strategy helps you to apply critical thinking to a nascent yet potential game changer. Prepare your company in the best way possible now.
How Wearables & IoT Are Reshaping Customer Engagement.
The rich, multi-modality data collected across wearables and IoT (smart watches, jewelry, clothing, clip-ons, connected cars, smart homes, industrial things, etc.) enable an intelligent ambient computing assistant, working symbiotically with your body area network and the broader Internet of Things environmental sensors.
From knowing when you are stressed and fatigued to what you're interested in the moment, using multiple facets of Artificial Intelligence, we can start to automatically determine your context, reaction, interest and cognitive load. After all, understanding how we perceive is often the driver to our decisions, behaviors, habits, and attitudes. Implications are significant from sales, marketing, advertising, customer service, healthcare, entertainment to even preserving one's most important moments in the form of physiological signatures associated with your emotional highs.
The 10x Potential of Wearables & IoT to Transform Advertising & Marketing
We as marketers are working with soft metrics for brand affinity, favorability, brand recall and engagement. How can we achieve brand metrics without hardening our numbers?
Real-time hard metrics on emotional and cognitive brand engagement frankly have not been readily available for marketers up to this point, until now. Thanks to new advancements in wearables and IoT, there is an opportunity to quantify and harden metrics on brand engagement, thus enabling 10x campaign optimization. Accurately target products and services in the right context, right time, right place, right frame of mind and right state of emotion
How to Create the Next Billion Dollar Opportunity in Wearables & the Internet of Things
This presentation provides a practical framework to systematically develop the next billion dollar wearable and IoT opportunity that leverages your company's core competencies.
Wearables to Transform the Office3D virtual reality glasses with its 3D stereoscopic display, LCD field of view, RGB camera, infrared depth camera, three-axis accelerometer, gyroscope, compass, and spatial controls, these have the potential to handle business productivity applications in thin air. This eliminates the need for a laptop and desk, even an office. Your environment can become virtual. Work can take place anywhere.
Can Wearables Help You Reach Immortality?
The ramification of wearables and the Internet of Things are far greater just enabling sensor data and communication between people, objects, and machine-to-machine. It has the potential to extend life itself.
At some point in the future, with all this exhaustive data set of your every moment, encounter, and physical responses, science may be able to stitch the video stream with physiological data to transfer to a new body, perhaps a human clone of yourself developed from your DNA or a robotic substrate.
The Humanization of Residential and Commercial Buildings
Wearables and the Internet of Things are not simply changing the landscape of smart cities but awakening the buildings themselves.
The advent of wearables and IoT coupled with application of AI/ machine learning are fundamentally changing the way we interact with physical objects around us, including buildings. Digital signage, AR/VR and intelligent content will cross over to smart residential and commercial buildings with integration of 3D avatars + natural language process (NLP) + gesture control & recognition + human emotion recognition to bring buildings to life. The personification of physical buildings opens up entire new opportunities and business models.
Wearables & Artificial Intelligence To Extend Enterprise Capabilities
Cloud ERP systems are about to become smarter, enabling higher worker productivity, organizational efficiency and revenue generation. AI-based ERP systems, working symbiotically with smart wearables, will help identify business opportunities, profile meeting participants, take notes, document decision criteria, update opportunities, and create action items on behalf of users to accelerate sales velocity. Employees will use intuitive gestural, eye-tracking, and mind-based means to generate content and access and manipulate information while computer vision, voice analysis, and physiological sensor data relayed to the ERP machine learning system can evaluate participants’ facial gestures, body movements, voice, and biometrics for non-verbal signals and congruency between what was said and how they really felt.
Integrating mHealth into the U.S. Healthcare System
mHealth-capable devices will penetrate user/patient data demand and make hospital operations a more efficient hub for the consumer, providing a better method and level of communication between providers and patients. Rather than relying solely on office visits, physicians who apply mHealth to their practice will easily monitor patients and engage with them wherever and whenever needed.
mHealth companies will transform the world of fitness apps and calorie trackers into customized, quantified, and health-oriented solutions for patients, providers, and physicians. As physicians acclimate to the mHealth movement and use mHealth tools to guide their patients, we will witness a healthcare revolution. Investors and businesses that can keep ahead of this trend are sure to capitalize on the opportunity.
Best Practices for Designing Mobile Apps Series
With any good problem solving the first and the most important question that we should ask in developing a mobile app is what is the problem that the user is trying to solve? Perhaps the user is trying to view their balance in their checking account before making a big purchase to avoid an overdraft protection fee or a sales executive needs to know the latest sales pipeline status with a prospect before an onsite meeting.
Framing up the problem properly is a critical component to an app’s success. Conversely, getting the problem wrong could mean the death of the app even before being launched. Understanding the who and why are fundamental to correctly framing up the context that will drive the mobile app design and development.
How to Design Mobile App Experience for Success: Mobile Flow Mapping
When it comes to creating a mobile app, many organizations jump right into wireframes, thinking that wireframes will solve all their design decisions. Though wireframes are not costly as outright iOS or Android development, if created in the absence of user personas, user journey, and mobile flow map, it’s potentially a time-consuming endeavor that could yield the wrong conclusion.
An important prerequisite before embarking on wireframes is a mobile flow map. Mobile flow mapping is an efficient and cost-effective means of vetting out the interaction data flow of your mobile app. In this article, I will walk you through the logical progression of developing a mobile flow map, starting with examination of uses cases to zeroing in on the most compelling, bite-size use case to solve with your mobile app and then visualizing the organization of a mobile app through flow mapping.
SPEAKING.COM: What do you want people to learn/take away from your presentations?
AMYX: Actionable insights, methodologies, frameworks and/or case studies to practically apply to their firms and job functions. People need cutting-edge research, technologies, and actionable objectives, but they don’t have the time or resources to invest in this kind of work. I take my material very seriously to ensure that the audience receives fresh, novel insights that they cannot readily access through other sources.
SPEAKING.COM: What kind of special prep work do you do prior to an event? How do you prepare for your speaking engagements?
AMYX: I easily spend over 80 hours (on average) preparing for a speaking engagement. I start 2 – 3 weeks in advance of a speaking engagement to ensure that I am fully prepared. I typically follow a clearly defined set of steps:
2. Draft the speech.
3. Create a PPT presentation.
4. Revise/edit the speech and presentation, including the case studies, humor, and personal stories.
5. Memorize the speech.
6. Practice the presentation.
7. Test a portion of the presentation at Toastmasters.
8. Refine the presentation.
SPEAKING.COM: Have you had any particularly memorable speaking engagements / unusual situations arise while on the road?
AMYX: Most events go without a hitch, but being agile and remaining calm are key to handling unexpected events. Murphy’s Law is always in effect—you can’t avoid technical hiccups or the occasional enthusiastic audience member who asks questions in the middle of the presentation. I appreciate true audience engagement, so I recognize the speaker, thank them, joke with them, and then identify their need so it can be addressed after the presentation. In the end, we all have a great time.
SPEAKING.COM: What types of audiences would most benefit from your message?
AMYX: My work targets decision-makers, visionaries, and managers who would like to understand how the technology landscape is changing and how it will impact their industries, firms, and careers.
SPEAKING.COM: Which of your keynote speaking topics are your favorites and why?
AMYX: Wearables and the Internet of Things are the most exciting, since their implications are not always obvious, but are transformational on every level. Teaching, empowering, and equipping an audience to prepare for the rising tsunami of change is exhilarating and motivating.
SPEAKING.COM: What inspired you to start doing speaking engagements?
AMYX: My writing on WIRED struck a chord with readers and conference organizers, and I was suddenly getting invited all over the world to speak on wearables and the Internet of Things. My speaking engagements were initially spread by word-of-mouth from audience members, and that has led to increased opportunities to share the most novel technologies and ideas from the world of wearables and the IoT.
SPEAKING.COM: How much do case studies, personal stories and/or humor factor into your keynote speech content?
AMYX: These key aspects of audience engagement are the lifeblood of my work. After painstakingly working out the technical portion of my speech and presentation, I carefully weave in humor, personal stories, and case studies to better connect with and inform the audience. All of these elements are vital to enhance adult learning and make for an effective, memorable speech.
SPEAKING.COM: What are some of the successes you’ve helped clients achieve?
AMYX: We partner with our clients to not only push the envelope, but to lead the market in their respective industries. We work with blue chip companies and startups in fashion, apparel, home textiles, jewelry, consumer electronics, sports performance, athletic equipment, retail, advertising, financial services, and manufacturing.
We are engaged at every level, helping companies to experiment, prototype, pilot products with customers, and launch new products and services by leveraging emerging technologies. Most of our work is under NDA, but our approach is global.
The KPIs that we have helped our clients attain include increases in top-line growth, higher same-store sales, new product launches, enhanced global reach and distribution, stronger brand engagement and loyalty, and new advanced data analytics to measure campaign and marketing effectiveness.
“Scott spoke at our conference on localization that had a theme of Internet of Things. He brought a lot of information, enlightening stories and eye-opening facts to our audience. He showed an incredible in-depth topic knowledge, yet the way he presented the information made all that data easy to understand and digest. Scott’s friendly style both on and off the stage made us all comfortable and ready to learn more. I highly recommend him as a speaker.”
– Donna Parrish, Publisher, MultiLingual
“It was great working with Scott Amyx at this years’ IoT World and IoT Security shows where he provided some great insight into IoT technologies, the wearables markets; and securing IoT networks through managed PKI certificates! His presentations were engaging and comprehensive and we look forward to continuing to work with Scott moving forward.”
– Dominie Roberts, Conference Manager at Informa
“As a conference organizer, we look for people who are on the forefront of industry. When we started out on a journey to put together the Wearables + Things conference, we immediately found Scott Amyx through his writings at Wired Magazine.
Scott is not only willing to dig in and do his homework on an industry, he’s excellent at articulating the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead. And he’s equally effective in writing and in person.
We also asked Scott for recommendations about others who should be involved and he was more than willing to provide input and introductions. Scott is not only smart on the Mobile, Wearables and IoT industries, he’s enjoyable to be around. I highly recommend getting Scott involved in your events or projects as a reliable resource to improve outcomes.”Pete Erickson, CEO / Founder of Modev and Disruptathon Conferences
“Scott Amyx was a delight to work with leading up to, during and after Wearables TechCon. He went above and beyond just speaking at his session “Affective Computing and Sentiment Analysis in Wearables,” which drew over 35 attendees early in the morning. He graciously volunteered to be a panelist on “Visions: The Future of Augmented Reality Devices” and even offered to help promote the show on Examiner. With all the little extras, combined with fantastic comments on his presentation from feedback collected at the show, I would be thrilled to work with him again on future shows.”Katie Serignese, Director of Conference Programs at BZ Media Conferences
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Scott’s feature Wiley book Strive is scheduled to come out in late 2017/ early 2018. 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.
The Human Race: How Humans Can Survive in the Robotic Age
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.
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