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Scott Klososky, a former CEO of three successful startup companies, specializes in looking over the horizon with how technology is changing the world. Scott’s vision and ability to see trends in emerging technologies allow him to be a thought leader who applies his skills to help organizations thrive, leaders prosper, and entire industries move forward. His love of being a technology entrepreneur assures that he continually works in the trenches of building his own companies.
His unique perspectives on technology, business culture, and the future allows him to travel the globe as a speaker and consultant, working with senior executives in organizations ranging from Fortune 500 corporations to universities and nonprofits. Including: Cisco, Newell Rubbermaid, Lockheed Martin, Ebay, Volvo, The Hartford, Great Clips, Marriott, Sterling Commerce, AGCO Corporation and national associations such as: International Franchise Association, Korean Ministry of Information, Mortgage Bankers Association, American Payroll Association, Association of Equipment Manufacturers.
Currently he serves as founder and Chairman of the Board of Alkami Technology, his latest technology startup. Alkami has developed a second generation online banking platform that provides many new features that do not exist today in current online banking systems. It is a privately-owned software company focused on providing online account management solutions to the financial services industry. He also consults with many organizations on how to integrate social technologies into their organization’s strategic direction as well as how to improve their utilization of technology as a tool.
Scott’s began his career hitting the ground fresh out of high school, where his job as a delivery boy was a springboard into the world of technology. He became division head of a computer sales division, and then purchased this as his own company. It was eventually built into a twelve store operation in three states.
His next endeavor was as Founder and CEO of Paragraph, Inc., a Soviet/American joint venture founded in 1988, despite international tensions. Half of the company was sold to Silicon Graphics and the other half is still expanding today (Parascript, Inc.).
Scott Klososky then collaborated with H.R. Haldeman to publish his diaries of his years as an aide to President Nixon, which was a bestseller (Putnam Publishing) and involving Sony Interactive in the release of a companion CD-ROM.
The evolving internet ushered in a world of opportunity for inspiring pioneers, and Scott was not left behind. He was Founder and CEO of webcasts.com, an early producer of webcasted media ranging from corporate and government communications, to sporting events and entertainment. He sold that company in 1999 for $115 million. His expertise in leadership and his creative approach to business direction, inspired Critical Technologies to hire him as a turnaround CEO, where he completely rebuilt the underlying products and brought the company to profitability.
Social Technologies (Social Media, Social Networking and Social Relevance)
– SocialTech is the hottest trend in technology at the moment. Leaders are trying to figure out how to harness this powerful new suite of tools. In this presentation, Scott gives a top to bottom tutorial on the best practices for implementing a SocialTech strategy with impact. It is important to note that this is not a session that teaches best practices for using LinkedIn or Facebook. This is a robust keynote backed by strong graphical explanations of why SocialTech matters, and how it is changing the sales process, customer service and marketing. Areas specifically covered are subjects like online reputation management, crowdsourcing, building rivers of knowledge, and becoming industry experts.
Best Audience – This talk is perfect for executives that are struggling to learn how to use SocialTech. It also plays really well with marketing, advertising and sales professionals.
Position in the Event – This talk is best positioned when a meeting planner needs something that will have real take-home value for an audience. It can be anywhere from a one hour keynote to a four hour workshop.
Trends & Technology
Trends, Technology and Taking the Lead – Technology is simply a tool, but in the right hands, it can almost be magical in its ability to give us new capabilities. For this reason, it is critical to understand how technology can be fully leveraged in order to drive top-line revenues, or lower bottom-line costs. This is a talk that is both thought provoking and practical. Scott combines highlighting a few new trends that people might be aware of, and adds a few over the horizon trends that are completely new. To this Scott adds the delivery of practical technology tools, or concepts that can be used as soon the attendees get back to the office. In the end with a fast paced and entertaining style, Scott creates context for many of the words and concepts that they have heard about but cannot really apply just yet.
Best Audience – This is a general talk that works for any audience. Scott will customize this talk for the industry he is speaking to so that the trends discussed are specifically appropriate for the listeners.
Position in the Event – This talk can be constructed to be a good opening session, or tweaked to be inspirational and a great send off at the end of a conference. It can be one to three hours depending on how many concepts Scott covers and how deeply he goes into each thought.
The Technology Integration of Man – As human beings, we are in the middle of an era where technology is systematically integrating more and more into our lives. The role that technology is now playing has a huge impact on our quality of life, and our careers. The impact of technology over the next 50 years and how it will integrate into our lives and even into our bodies will be staggering. This presentation examines ten steps in which technology will integrate into our lives. Executives will be able to take the futuristic views and apply them to their current strategies.
Best Audience – This talk is best targeted at executives that think they have heard it all, or general audiences that hear lots of speakers every year.
Position in the Event – Because this talk is meant to be very thought provoking, it can be used as an opening speech to get people thinking, or as a change of pace in the middle of a conference. It is best delivered between ninety minutes to two hours.
Global Change/Thought Leadership
Did God Invent the Internet? – One of the most speculated questions people (especially parents) have about technology is how it will impact us as a human race. Will all these new digital tools be good or bad for us over time? What is it doing to us today? This is also a very thought leading speech meant to get people thinking big thoughts, such as, what will happen to the coming generations as they are augmented heavily with technologies their parents did not grow up with. How will organizations change as they become more virtualized and people communicate more and more through, and with, technology?
Best Audience – This is clearly a talk intended for an audience that has heard lots of speakers and is looking for something new. This plays well with any level of participant because it applies to both their work life and home life. This talk really benefits from the use of wifitti.com so that audience members can communicate with Scott by text message right to the screen.
Position in the Event – This presentation needs to be used as a change of pace in the middle of an event, or at the end of the event to send people home with some big thoughts about how technology is impacting them. It can be delivered in a one-hour to two-hour format.
A Technology Infused Leader – There are thousands of leadership books out on the market, and what all of them seem to be missing is any discussion of what a leader now needs to know about technology in order to be effective going forward. We have a plethora of Baby Boomer and Traditional generation leaders that did not grow up with technology and really have no idea how to leverage it or manage the people that do. This talk is a very practical discussion of a handful of new concepts and ideas for what a leader now must be able to do well in order to lead effectively in the information age. This includes a better ability to see into the future, leverage technology holistically as if it were digital plumbing, and mature the institutional culture of the organization so that the younger technology savvy generations can prosper.
Best Audience – This session is specifically targeted at the C-Suite and executives. It is best delivered to high level people that are open to learning new ways of leading, and that understand that they must continue to grow in order to be effective leaders.
Position in the Event – This keynote can be presented anywhere in a conference because it can be easily adjusted to be more entertaining, or inspirational for an opening session or closing session. It can also just be one of the middle keynotes and be used as useful and practical content to create meaningful value to executives seeking enrichment. It is best delivered for at least one hour, and not more than ninety minutes.
Service Management Group
“Scott generated a huge amount of buzz at our conference. His “update” on the impact of internet technologies on business-as-usual had everyone stunned, stoked or scared to death! You could feel and see and hear the audience involvement due to the unique interactive presentation techniques he used. He had a crowd of people around him for 30 minutes after his speech was over. And I overheard dozens of people talking about what actions they were going to take because of having their eyes opened by Scott.”
"Scott accomplished in very short order what many others could not ... a sense of urgency and wonder about what will a key driver for our industry - technology and the platforms to engage and connect our membership and attendees. To say that he was a tremendous hit at the MidAmerica Conference would miss the whole boat ... he gave us a massive push into doing for ourselves and our stakeholders what is needed to become better meeting professionals."
Automation Technologies Council
"Scott was great. I would highly recommend him. Great energy, well constructed talk, very interesting topic, extremely thought provoking.”
Understand Tech, Improve Your Bottom Line
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Technology is becoming the critical “X factor” for business success.
“It doesn’t matter if we’re looking at the travel industry or banking or insurance,” said Scott Klososky, an international consultant known for his innovative take on the transformative application of new technologies. “What’s common is that technology is having a growing impact on two things: how organizations drive revenue and how they lower costs by improving their back office processes — what we call digital marketing on one side and digital plumbing on the other.”
Technology is simultaneously becoming more complicated and difficult to master in practice, according to Klososky, who had helped myriad businesses across a wide swath of industries implement technology makeovers.
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