Scott Klososky: International Speaker and Author
Looking for a thought leader who can bring an immediate impact? Scott Klososky specializes in helping leaders see the world in new ways through his speaking, consulting and books. He has used innovation, velocity, and future vision to build his own companies and advise clients. Now he speaks worldwide to audiences of all sizes across a myriad of dynamic industries.
Scott leaves audiences in awe with exciting technology presentations that teach graphically and orally, with outlets for enrichment far beyond the event itself. He uses the latest techniques for audience interaction while presenting concepts in ways that challenge attendees to think holistically in “high beam” ways to close mind gaps and bring teams together. Attendees also learn new ideas and tools that can be applied right away. Add consulting and educational programs along with a broad inventory of supporting documents and resources, and Scott is guaranteed to change and accelerate the way your organization embraces technology – one groundbreaking concept at a time.
With a rare combination of “over the horizon” vision and “in the trenches” experience, Scott works to find the right content mix and match for every audience. A full showcase of speaking topics and presentation clips can be found here: http://www.youtube.com/user/sklososky. To learn more and request Scott for your event, contact his speaking management office via firstname.lastname@example.org or (760) 603-8110. You may also experience Scott firsthand by attending an FPOV education course. (http://www.fpov.com/executive-courses/).
A former CEO of three successful tech startup companies and principal at consulting firm Future Point of View, Scott specializes in seeing beyond the horizon of how technology is changing the world.
His unique perspectives on technology, business culture, and the future allow him to travel the globe as an international speaker, consultant, and author, publishing four titles to date and working with senior execs in organizations ranging from the Fortune 500 to universities, nonprofits, and countless professional associations and coalitions. As a technology entrepreneur, he also continually works in the trenches of building his own companies.
Currently Scott is developing Crowdscribed, a new publishing model for a range of publication types generated by crowdsourcing. Created by the crowd and for the crowd, this new model of publishing reverses the process of traditional publishing and produces titles that will guarantee readers—and revenue.
He is also the founder and part owner of Alkami Technology, a previous tech startup that developed a 2nd generation online banking platform with innovative features non-existent in current systems. The privately-owned software company focuses on providing online account management solutions to the financial services industry.
Scott began his career 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 it 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 then collaborated with H.R. Haldeman to publish a diary of his years as an aide to President Nixon, which was a bestseller (Putnam Publishing), and involved Sony Interactive in the release of a book 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 webcasts.com 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.
Did God Create the Internet?
The Impact of Technology on Humanity
The Velocity Manifesto
Harnessing Technology, Vision & Culture to Future-Proof Your Organization
Enterprise Social Technology
Harnessing the Power of Social Media, Social Networking, Social Relevancy
Manager’s Guide to Social Media (A McGraw Hill Brief Case Series Book)
Jumpstart Productivity, Profitability, and Business Growth with Social Media
Scott Klososky Speaking Topics
Title – Trends, Technology and Taking the Lead
This is a talk that is designed to be both thought provoking and practical. Typically, the opening section is about the Digital Transformation and its powerful impact on the world. From there Scott can use any number of specific technology areas as examples of powerful trends. The trending topics can be areas such as the Internet of Things, HUMALOGY™-based relationships, wearable devices, big data, the cashless society, and cyber security. Depending on the audience the topics can be mixed and matched and the tone of this talk can be futuristic or useful for today. This tends to be an inspirational keynote because Scott normally ends with a call to action for the audience to consider their legacy and what they can do personally to use technology to advance their organizations. There is never a canned version of this keynote. It is architected from the ground up for each audience based on what will create the most positive impact.
- 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 timeframe is best between 60 to 90 minutes.
Title – The Internet of Things, 3D Printing, Wearables, and the Cashless Society:
How to Prosper When Technology Changes Your Industry
Not only is the pace of digital change speeding up, it is also increasing in its ability to change the dynamics in industries overnight. Examples like self driving cars and the impacts they will have on multiple industries highlight the need to have our “high beams” on so we can understand the future impacts of technologies that are already here today. In this presentation Scott customizes the technology innovations he discusses to the audience so they can gain a clearer picture as to the future impacts of new digital tools. This talk is never the same from event to event because Scott will weave in the latest inventions and concepts when painting the picture as to how each may impact the industry of the event. The content can be thought leading, informative, practical and inspiring depending on what tone is needed for the event. It is also possible to stay with technology impacts over the next few years or to go more futuristic and move to a time horizon of ten to fifteen years out.
- Best Audience– This talk is perfect for executives who want a thought leading presentation that will give them an advantage in the market. The content is strategic in nature so is more suited to people who are looking to find an edge in the market.
- Position in the Event– This talk is best positioned as either the opening content of an event or can be used as the closing keynote. This content will get people’s attention so it needs to be used to excite them about new possibilities and to set a tone at the beginning. The other possibility is to use it as a closing session to send them off with a strategic call to action. The timeframe is best between 60 to 90 minutes.
Title – The Power of Data as a Raw Material:
Big Data and Business Intelligence
For more than 50 years, computers have been gathering and storing data. Now is the time to focus on putting it to work. By combining the concept of aggregating many forms of data and information into a very large data warehouse (Big Data) and using Business Intelligence (BI) to do the data mining, we can now discover new trends, anomalies, and analytics. This includes the ability to move up the chain from forensic data to real time, and most importantly, to predictive analysis. With the new software applications available, the ability to discover valuable insights is now available to small and medium-sized organizations. This powerful capability will soon create winners and losers in the market which means it is not an optional skill to learn! In this presentation Scott combines thought-leading concepts with the practical steps organizations must follow in order to exploit the new power of building up chain data and converting it to information, knowledge, and ultimately wise decisions.
- Best Audience – This is a great message for either high level executives, or a technology oriented audience. If the attendees are sales and marketing oriented, this message can be focused on customer intelligence specifically
- Position in the Event– This talk is best in the middle of an event when people are open to thought leading content that can be applied right away to produce big gains. The timeframe is best between 45 to 90 minutes.
Title – Cybersecurity: What Leaders Need to Know to Stay Safe
There is a growing war between cyber criminals and the security professionals and the reality is that the dark side is winning at the moment. This is a dangerous situation for organizations and their leaders because modern hacking is geared toward stealing data and extorting money at ever increasing rates. This keynote can be customized to deliver critical information that business side leaders need to know today in order to be safe, or can be more future leaning and deliver insightful thoughts about the future of this conflict. Scott has spoken at FBI Cyber Warfare conferences, and has done cyber security training for many organizations. This content lends itself to being delivered in many different ways. Scott can be flashy and show the audience the dark web and the many surprises it holds, or can be educational and teach the current attack vectors digital criminals are using. There is no question that this talk is a must have for business leaders today and they value the combination if information and education that is provided!
- Best Audience – This talk is best given to business side leaders who need to be educated on the dangers now present. Or to technology people who need to be looking further into the future on the cybersecurity battle. It is appropriate for any size and any industry.
- Position in the Event– This is best delivered in the middle of a conference. It is not really a good opening or closing talk because of the nature of the content.
Title – Digital Marketing:
Building a HUMALOGY™ Based Customer Journey
In order to grow revenue and market share, organizations must transition from a focus on doing transactions to building relationships. Marketing today is always a combination of human and technology touch points and learning to integrate those wisely can be a powerful advantage. In this presentation Scott explains the three pillars of Digital Marketing – The Relationship, the Tools and Techniques, and the Digital Revenue Engine. The content can be heavier on any one of the pillars based on what the audience might find most useful. For example, many people today want to learn how to do the mapping of a relationship journey to define where and when to use digital tools in order to create a more frictionless journey. As the field of digital marketing gets more complicated, it is valuable to organizations to have models they can apply for their unique situations in order to build tighter customer relationships in ways that are powerful and affordable.
- Best Audience– This talk is perfect for executives who are looking for a revenue growth edge in their markets. It is also valuable for marketing executives who want to hear about the latest in digital marketing techniques.
- Position in the Event– This talk is best positioned in the middle of an event when people are ready to learn, take lots of notes, and absorb new models that can be helpful when they get home. The timeframe is best between 60 to 90 minutes.
Title – Selling to the Technology Augmented Customer
Whether the customer is a patient, member, client, or buyer, the process for influencing them towards a sale is changing. As buyers become more accustomed to doing their own product research and managing the sales cycle more to their liking, the ability to influence them is changing. Technology is playing a more critical role in the success of the sales cycle today and for that reason sales managers and salespeople must learn how to best integrate their activities with tools like CRM systems, social technologies, digital content, and automated marketing systems. In this keynote Scott customizes the hours and hours of content he has built for clients to help them grow their revenue and tighten customer relationships into a practical session that has immediate and practical applications. Depending on the need of the audience, this talk can lean towards inspiring people to adopt new methods and tools or can be a practical “how-to” session where audience members will be taking lots of notes.
There is a lot of flexibility with this content because it can be tweaked to focus on a younger, mixed, or older customer base.
- Best Audience – This presentation is best for sales managers, sales people, customer care, and the marketing department.
- Position in the Event– This presentation is a good fit in any place in an event. It can be made funny and entertaining, or highly practical and informational. The timeframe is best between 60 to 90 minutes.
Technology and Leadership
Title – Technology Infused Leadership:
A New Model for Modern Day Leadership
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. We have a plethora of Baby Boomer and Traditional generation leaders who did not grow up with technology and are who are uncomfortable making strategic technology decisions. The content includes a description of the Technology Mastery Model, the 22 elements of technology governance, and a list of the major technology concepts that must be learned by leaders today. Scott pulls from a large base of content that his company uses to do leadership workshops and courses in order to customize this keynote for the right balance between teaching concepts, case studies, and inspiring leaders to learn new technology concepts. This keynote is a must see for leaders at least once over the next few years if they want to stay relevant in this time of digital transformation. Scott always ends this keynote by talking about what kind of legacy the leader wants to leave and this often has a very memorable impact on them.
- Best Audience – This session is specifically targeted at the C-Suite, executives, and high potentials. It is best delivered to high level people that are open to learning new ways of leading and who understand that they must continue to grow in order to be effective leaders.
- Position in the Event– This content can be presented anywhere in the lineup of sessions. It can also be done as a break out specifically for a smaller group of leaders as a stand alone, or after a keynote has been given. The timeframe is best between 45 to 90 minutes.
Global Change/Thought Leadership
Title – 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. As this happens the HUMALOGY™ balance is shifting that that has massive impacts on everything from the economy to how people feel about their quality of life. The impact of technology over the next fifty years and how it will integrate into our lives and even into our bodies will be staggering. This presentation examines a handful of examples that demonstrate how different the economy will be when implantable devices, autonomous robotics, the Internet of Things, and massive rivers of data come together to reshape our lives. Scott customizes this talk by industry and works to make people really think about the positive and negatives of the technology integration of man. There will be winners and loser in the market and this session is meant to help people think broader thoughts as to how they might want to position their organizations for the coming dynamic changes.
- Best Audience – This talk is best targeted at executives who think they have heard it all before, or general audiences who hear lots of speakers every year. This is a very unique keynote that is not like anything people have heard before. It is not simply a futuristic look at technology, it is a thought provoking session as to how economic dynamics will change.
- 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. The timeframe is best between 60 to 90 minutes.
Title – Did God Create the Internet?
This is the title of Scott’s latest book and all of the content is derived from the concepts it contains. The subtitle for book is “The Impact of Technology on Humanity” and that is what this keynote is about. One of the most speculated questions people (especially parents) have about technology is how it will impact us as a species over time. Will all these new digital tools be good or bad for us over time? What is technology doing to us today? Are we going to be happier? Work harder, or less? Will we have less privacy? Will younger generations lose capabilities older generations had, or will our young people be much more powerful that their predecessors? Scott weaves together technology and philosophy into a thought provoking talk that is a perfect mind expander. There is a lot of flexibility deliver content that is futuristic or relevant today. And the tone of the delivery can be varied between conversational and filled with stories, or a serious call to action to make better decisions as to how we are setting social mores and boundaries with digital tools.
- Best Audience – This is clearly a talk intended for an audience that has heard lots of speakers and is looking for something new. If spouses are invited this works well because it is less about business and more about technologies impact on society in general. For this reason, it can be interesting to any level of attendee.
- 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. The timeframe is best between 45 to 90 minutes.
Scott’s A/V & Room Spec Request Sheet
The following is a list of room & a/v preferences. Please know these are flexible if there are extenuating circumstances.
Scott will use his laptop from the stage so a podium or table is needed as well as a stable Internet Connection.
Wireless lavaliere microphone
Screen & Computer Projection System
Scott will use his own laptop because he often has music and video files that would not be easy to move to another computer. He uses a MacBook Pro. An LCD projector system compatible with a Mac computer is required as well.
Scott uses “Keynote” to create his media presentation and often works on it up until the last minute because of the way he often customizes them for the audience. For these reasons, he is not able to send his slides in advance. However, he does have a handout that can be sent in advance. Please let us know if you have any deadlines for materials and we will do our best to meet them. (405) 359-3910 | email@example.com
We encourage video recording for archival purpose. A separate agreement will be required and a licensing fee may apply depending on how you plan to use the recording after the event. If you plan to record any portion of Scott’s presentation please call or contact our office to request a Recording Agreement. (405) 359-3910 | firstname.lastname@example.org
These high-resolution photos of Scott can be used in any marketing materials for your event, both digitally and printed.
Event Filler Options:
Scott offers various time “filler” options as add-ons to pass the time, buffer between anchor presentations, and provide the most value for every minute your attendees spend at your event. These options include short training videos, vendor skype-ins, and expanded case studies. Please inquire here if you would like to discuss Scott working one of these options in to his time slot.
When should I submit Scott for a program?
When the need is for an innovative and entertaining look at how technology can be used to improve organizations. When a blending of trends and technology would help an audience have ideas they can take home and apply immediately. Or when you have a specific form of technology like, Social Media, Online Reputation Management, Virtual Worlds, Crowdsourcing, etc., that you would like to tailor for your audience.
What is the best audience for Scott?
100 to 1000 executive level business people or owners. Especially if they have seen lots of speakers in the past and need a fresh presentation and style.
What is Scott best known for?
Mixing humor, current trend information, and visionary ideas into a customized presentation that yields real results for the audience. Also using technology to augment his talks – for example – letting audiences text message right to the screen while he talks.
What topics should Scott be listed under in your database?
Social Media / Networking, Business Improvement, Technology, Future Trends, Leadership, CEOs
What is most unique about Scott?
His ability to deliver specific ideas for industries as to how Technology and current trends can be leveraged to beat the competition, and do it in an entertaining way. Scott’s theme is “Geek is the new Chic” and this creates lots of buzz. This translates into a lot of spin off business and many repeat hiring.
What parallels does Scott draw for a business audience? (i.e., how does it relate to them?)
He researches the industry he is speaking to, and gives them at least three specific ideas they can take back and use right away. He also compares best practices in other industries as examples or proof points. Since he has built, and is still building, his own companies, he can easily relate to other business people.
When does Scott shine the brightest?
As the opening or closing keynote, or leading a 2 to 3 hour workshop.
When would Scott not be the best fit?
In a 30 to 45 minute presentation with no Q&A in the middle of a conference.
What are the results of Scott’s presentations? (what do clients comment about most?)
People leave with specific ideas they can leverage right now. Many people comment on the ease by which Scott explained complicated topics so that they could be digested and put into practice with positive results.
What is the best sales/closing strategy for booking Scott?
Scott has a great website with lots of video samples. He has an extremely high close rate when he can visit with a prospect on the phone. For more information regarding booking Scott, click here.
Who is Scott most similar to?
Dan Burrus, David Meerman Scott, or any of the current technology CEOs that speak on the subject (i.e., Jeff Bezos, Amazon).
Over my professional career I’ve heard literally hundreds of lectures and scores of keynotes, but the day I first experienced a Scott Klososky presentation I will remember forever. From the moment you began and for the next 60 minutes you had everyone fully engaged, entertained and in the end incredibly more informed about the wave of technology that was already impacting our lives far more than we realized…
Every 5 minutes it seems like you touch on something new that we want to know about, mostly because we’ve never been exposed to the subjects you introduce to the audience. Your presentations have universal appeal and for me I always come away from them thinking I want this to go on, not to end…
People spend time going to educational conferences and meetings to be educated and enlightened and we see politicians and famous people on TV and in other venues all the time. What we don’t need to do is get up at 7:00 AM to hear a keynote speaker regurgitate what we’ve heard a thousand times before. What we want is substance, new information, and an “Ah Hah” moment, and we want to be entertained in the process. That’s what you deliver…
At our conference of coders, compliance officers, practice managers and other professionals in the business of health care this past spring, your session was by far voted the most popular by the 3,000 people who attended. Since I was the one who recommended you to the program committee that of course delighted me because we love to make our members happy.