Technology Thought Leader & Social Technology Expert
Scott Klososky, a former CEO of three successful tech startup companies and principal at Future Point of View, a technology consulting firm, specializes in seeing beyond the horizon of 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. As a technology entrepreneur, he continually works in the trenches of building his own companies.
Currently Scott is developing www.crowdscribed.com, 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 technology startup that 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.
His unique perspectives on technology, business culture, and the future allow him to travel the globe as an international speaker, consultant, and author, working with senior executives in organizations ranging from Fortune 500 corporations to universities and nonprofits, including:
Cisco, Georgia Pacific, Boise-Cascade, Infosys, Huntington Bank, Chick-fil-A, IBM, Apple Vacations, Chubb Insurance, Indiana Wesleyan University, Protea Hotels, Moss-Adams, eBay, Volvo, Massage Envy, Great Clips, Marriott, etc.
International Franchise Association (IFA), Baker Tilly International, Franchise Update, Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA), Korean Ministry of Information, Mortgage Bankers Association, National Association of PEOs (NAPEO), American Payroll Association, and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountatnts (AICPA), etc.
Scott 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 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.
Everywhere he goes, Scott has made a habit of leaving audiences in awe with exciting technology presentations that teach graphically and orally, with outlets for enrichment far beyond the event itself. He always works to employ the latest techniques for audience interaction (i.e., JoinSpeaker) while presenting concepts in ways that challenge attendees to think holistically in “high beam leadership” ways. Not only does he customize his content to maximize time and learning; he has a genuine conviction to help others realize his concepts and embrace a practical understanding, which has as big of an impact as the topics he speaks on. A full showcase of speaking topics and presentation clips can be found at: www.youtube.com/user/sklososky . To book Scott to speak or to learn more, contact his speaking office via: email@example.com or (760) 603-8110.
The Velocity Manifesto: Harnessing Technology, Vision and Culture to future proof your organization – Three new categories of talents are demystified for leaders that desire to stay relevant: 1) Not every leader needs to be a technocrat, but each one must understand the underlying architectural concepts of how to assemble valuable digital plumbing. 2) Every leader needs an ability to accurately predict how future dynamics will impact the organization. Absent a clear vision of the future, there is no ability to lead others to achievement. 3) Leaders need an ability to migrate and construct an organizational culture that facilitates four different generations of workers with very different habits and strengths.
Enterprise Social Technology: Helping Organizations Harness the Power of Social Media, Social Networking, Social Relevancy – Social technologies have exploded into the business world yet are vastly misunderstood. Many organizations are either blocking their use or simply experimenting with how they might be of benefit. Little has been done to holistically address how social tools can be fully integrated into an organization. In addition, most leaders have little idea of the capabilities that exist under the social umbrella. This book explains how these powerful new tools can be put to use and provides a twelve-step model for implementing social tech within any organization.
Manager’s Guide to Social Media (A McGraw Hill Brief Case Series Book) – Many books try to explain how organizations can leverage social tools. What is much less discussed is the role managers must now play to leverage this tool with their teams. Managing Social Technology gives managers a roadmap for implementing and using social tools in order to improve productivity and results.
Consulting (via Future Point of View, LLC)
After years on the speaker circuit building valuable connections, Scott K. founded Future Point of View (FPOV) in 2002 as a way to apply his knowledge in helping organizations of all sizes and backgrounds learn to improve technology use with market-tested strategy, concepts, and processes. Scott is passionate about helping organizations leverage new trends, and he works with clients daily to identify areas of improvement for using technology as a business tool. His years of in-the-trenches experience, combined with entrepreneurial background networks of business partners, contacts, and experts in the computer industry, enable Scott to deliver a powerful set of products, resources, and options for his clients. He and his FPOV team share the mission of helping organizations improve on everything from IT infrastructure and cloud concepts to digital marketing, adaptive team cultures, high beam leadership, social learning and much more.
Scott offers a variety of products and services in addition to consulting to help your organization succeed:
- Technology and Leadership
- Digital Marketing
- High Beam Leadership
- Digital Plumbing Architecture
- Adaptive Culture
- Business Intelligence
- White Collar Lean
> Organizational IT and Digital Marketing Assessments
> Online IT and Digital Marketing Self-Assessment Scoring Models
> 90-Day Digital Marketing and Social Technology Coaching Programs
> Enterprise Social Technology Online Self-Paced Training (E-Learning)
- Options: Self-Assessment and Social Practitioner Badge Certification
> TechnologyStory Blog (Newsletter)
> River of Resources Newsletter
> IT Online Self-Assessments
> Web 2.0 and Social Technology Concept Training Videos
Scott can be found on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and LinkedIn. You can also reach him for speaking, consulting, or other services on his personal website: www.klososky.com; at his consulting office, Future Point of View, LLC: www.fpov.org; or by calling (405) 359-3910; or e-mailing Tracy Conrad at firstname.lastname@example.org .