Scott Amyx

Tagline: Digital Futurist

Keynote Topics

How Doing the Things Most Uncomfortable Leads to Success

Scott’s feature Wiley book Strive is available for order. 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.

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 next year. 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.

AI-driven cyber-physical automation is expected to displace 50% to 80% of the human workforce by 2030. As the pace of convergence of exponential technologies reach near vertical slope, the trend of human displacement is unstoppable. What will be the role of humans?

For the structurally unemployed and underemployed, it will be bleak future with limited options. Only those with highly specialized PhDs in fields that create, train and maintain AI, robotic and advanced scientific and technical systems may have a place in the world of hyper-automation. Contrary to popular belief that only predictable physical work is automatable, as narrow AI continues to master new niches, it will amass a superset of capabilities that will not only replace tasks but holistic job functions. There is no senior executive, policymaker or subject matter expert that will be safe.

How do you turn disruption Into innovation? In PwC’s Annual Global CEO Survey, 62% expressed concern about the impact of disruption in their industry. Disruption is coming from all directions — from the Internet of Things, blockchain cryptography, AI/ machine learning, data analytics, decentralized computing to changes in consumer behavior.

According to an Accenture study of 1,000 large enterprises, big companies struggle with innovation. The biggest barrier is not a lack of vision but because, by definition, big companies are mature. Organizational structures and processes are in place to guide the company towards efficiency.

Seasoned managers steer their employees from pursuing the art of discovery and towards engaging in the science of delivery. Employees are taught to seek efficiencies, leverage existing assets, and listen to their best customers.

Such practices and policies ensure that executives can consistently deliver positive earnings to Wall Street, but they also minimize the types and scale of innovation that can be pursued successfully within an organization.

No company ever created transformational growth by doing what they do a tiny bit better and a tiny bit cheaper.

Is Your Organization Ready for the Era of Human-Machine Innovation?

Disruption is a great term, as long as it’s being applied to your competitors and not your firm. Exponential technologies are creating disruption. The convergence of exponential technologies is expected to disrupt almost every sector and business.

Changing trends are forcing leaders to take a hard look at their business models and core competencies. New entrants are threatening to displace “cash cows” and prominent brands.

How is your company positioned to take advantage of the multi-billion dollar opportunity that beckons?

Or is your business at risk from the advances in technology?

If your company is not embracing technological and business model changes, it may be in danger of becoming obsolete.

The new marketplace for industries like manufacturing, energy, gas and oil, and construction is a far cry from that in decades past.

The perfect storm of problems has been brewing, as novel challenges cut into revenue and force corporations to scramble to find fresh opportunities.

Obstacles to growth come in many forms. For example, the Bureau of Labor Statistics noted that there has been a gradual slide in worker productivity, not over just the last few quarters, but over the last decade.

However, just as some industries are struggling, there is little doubt that the tech sector is going strong—and that it is shaking up other verticals to create value and opportunities for expansion and growth.

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Scott Amyx is a dynamic leader in the world of technology, innovation, and entrepreneurship. As the Chair & Managing Partner at Amyx Ventures, he spearheads investment strategies and guides startups towards success. With a notable presence in the business world, Scott is a member of the Forbes New York Business Council, showcasing his esteemed position […]

Scott Amyx is a dynamic leader in the world of technology, innovation, and entrepreneurship. As the Chair & Managing Partner at Amyx Ventures, he spearheads investment strategies and guides startups towards success. With a notable presence in the business world, Scott is a member of the Forbes New York Business Council, showcasing his esteemed position within the entrepreneurial community. He brings a wealth of experience as a mentor at Singularity University’s Smart City Accelerator, fostering the growth of promising startups, and as a judge for the prestigious SXSW Pitch (formerly SXSW Accelerator), where he identifies and champions groundbreaking ideas.

Scott Amyx | Digital Futurist

Expertise and Background

Scott Amyx’s expertise spans across various domains, reflecting his multifaceted career. As a Tribeca Disruptor Foundation Fellow, he has been recognized for his disruptive innovation contributions, aligning with the ethos of the Tribeca Film Festival. His academic journey includes being a national Sloan Fellow and Woodrow Wilson Fellow, demonstrating his commitment to continuous learning and scholarly pursuits.

At the forefront of technological advancements, Scott has delivered impactful talks at TEDx events, delving into topics such as exponential technologies and the Fourth Industrial Revolution. His insights have earned him recognition as a global thought leader and futurist, positioning him as a sought-after keynote speaker on smart cities and emerging technologies. Scott’s influence extends beyond traditional boundaries, as evidenced by his accolades such as being voted a top 10 international keynote speaker and winning the Cloud & DevOps World Award for Most Innovative.

Moreover, Scott’s standing in the industry has been acknowledged by reputable publications and organizations. Inc. Magazine, HP Enterprise, and Postscapes have all recognized him as a Top Global Exponential Technologies Expert, solidifying his reputation as an authority in his field. Additionally, his nomination to the World Economic Forum as a committee member for the Future of the Internet underscores his pivotal role in shaping the digital landscape.

Why Scott Amyx Should Be Booked by Event Planners

Event planners seeking to elevate their conferences and gatherings should look no further than Scott Amyx. With his diverse background and extensive knowledge base, Scott brings a unique perspective to any event. His ability to articulate complex concepts in a clear and engaging manner captivates audiences, leaving a lasting impression long after the event concludes. Whether addressing the impact of exponential technologies or exploring the possibilities of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, Scott’s presentations are both insightful and thought-provoking.

Furthermore, Scott’s track record as a mentor and startup board member highlights his practical experience in the entrepreneurial realm. His guidance has propelled numerous ventures to success, making him a valuable resource for attendees seeking actionable insights and strategies. By booking Scott Amyx, event planners can ensure that their audience gains valuable insights into the latest trends and innovations shaping the future of business and technology.

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Summary and Conclusion

In summary, Scott Amyx emerges as a prominent figure in the realms of technology, innovation, and entrepreneurship. His diverse background, coupled with his extensive experience, positions him as a leading authority in his field. As a sought-after keynote speaker, Scott’s presentations resonate with audiences worldwide, offering invaluable insights into the future of business and technology. Event planners stand to benefit from Scott’s expertise, as well as the seamless booking process offered by Speakers Inc. By leveraging Scott Amyx’s insights and the resources of Speakers Inc, event planners can ensure that their events leave a lasting impression on attendees, driving engagement and fostering meaningful connections.

Scott Amyx – Innovation Speaker is the author of StriveHow Doing the Things Most Uncomfortable Leads to Success, which has been endorsed by Tony Robbins, Forbes, Singularity University, Tribeca Film Festival, and other global influencers.

Scott’s feature Wiley book Strive is available for order. 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”.

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