Scott Amyx is a global thought leader on breakthrough innovation, voted top global innovation keynote speaker, and author on smart cities, the Fourth Industrial Revolution and winner of the Cloud & DevOps World Award for Most Innovative and was voted Top Global Exponential Technologies Expert by Inc. Magazine, HP Enterprise, and many others.
He has been nominated to the World Economic Forum as a committee member for the Future of the Internet.
Scott Amyx is the Chair & Managing Partner at Astor Perkins. Astor Perkins is a deep tech and sustainability VC that backs mavericks solving some of the hardest problems facing humanity on Earth and in space. From climate change mitigation and adaptation, longevity, and human survival on Earth and in deep space, to the space economy itself, Astor Perkins is tackling some of the most difficult scientific, engineering, and technical problems that have global market potential.
Scott is also a Forbes New York Business Council Member, Singularity University/ Smart City Accelerator mentor and startup board member and SXSW Pitch (formerly SXSW Accelerator) judge. Scott is a Tribeca Disruptor Foundation Fellow, a disruptive innovation awards program of Tribeca Film Festival.
In addition, he is author of «Strive: How Doing The Things Most Uncomfortable Leads to Success», where he shows you how through stories of the most unlikely individuals who embraced difficult personal change to become outrageously successful. Fascinating insights from throughout history up through today’s cutting-edge research show how embracing discomfort fuels lasting success. Scott’s second feature book «The Human Race: How Humans Can Survive in the Robotic Age», 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.
Scott has been featured on New York Times, TIME, Forbes, The Washington Post, WIRED, TechCrunch, and many others.
As a deep tech venture capitalist, Scott invests in some of the most cutting-edge technologies — quantum computers, space, climate tech, longevity, and autonomy. As an expert in innovation, he intimately understands the benefits of exponential technologies but also recognizes the need for human change management within organizations. His keynotes address people’s greatest fears about disruptive technologies and how they and their organizations can harness the potential while mitigating concerns of human displacement.
He has spoken or scheduled to speak at TED, European Commission, World Economic Forum, ITU Telecom World (United Nations), Asia, M2M Summit, etc…
Sovereignties, governments, multinationals, and international consulting & research firms look to Scott for unrivaled insights and pulse on the changing landscape.