Scott Armanini Global Lead of Open Innovation, Accenture Ventures

Scott Armanini is a Silicon Valley veteran who has held sales and business development positions at AT&T, Cisco Systems, HP Software, Microsoft (where he co-founded Avanade (www.avanade.com) — a game-changing $B joint venture with Accenture) — and two Open Innovation pioneers: LaunchPad Central (business model innovation software) and RocketSpace (enterprise innovation services).

As Global Lead, Open Innovation, at Accenture Ventures, Scott helps Accenture’s clients harness the power of Open Innovation to solve critical business challenges and create new revenue streams. In addition to being a member of Peter Diamandis’ Abundance 360 Community, Scott has served as an advisor to Accenture’s 2014 Technology Forecast; the G20’s Young Entrepreneurs’ Alliance Summit; Silicon Valley Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (SVIEF); as an Entrepreneurship’ and Innovation and Entrepreneurship Instructor for UC Berkeley Extension’s International Diploma Program. Scott is also an angel investor and advisor to early stage startups, companies in transition, global brands and governments on topics including disruptive innovation, entrepreneurship, marketing & sales, and relationship acceleration & expansion.