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Scott Snyder

Scott Snyder, PhD

Senior Fellow, Mack Institute for Innovation Management, The Wharton School; Partner, Heidrick & Struggles

About Scott

Scott Snyder is a recognized thought leader in technology and innovation, and has more than 25 years of experience in business and technology leadership at GE, Lockheed Martin and several startup ventures. He was recently the chief technology and innovation officer at venture firm Safeguard Scientifics. He also co-founded and served as president and chief strategy officer of Mobiquity, a leader in delivering innovative digital solutions for enterprises, where he continues to be chairman of the advisory board.

Scott has authored two books, Goliath’s Revenge: How Established Companies Turn the Tables on Digital Disruptors and The New World of Wireless: How to Compete in the 4G Revolution and numerous other articles on emerging technologies and innovation.

Scott is a senior fellow in the management department at the Wharton School, an adjunct faculty member in the School of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Pennsylvania, and has lectured on digital innovation, emerging technologies, business and IT strategy, and new venture creation at MIT, Babson, Duke, Georgia Tech and INSEAD.

Scott founded and directs the Game Changer Collaborative, which is made up of leading companies focused on cross-sector digital innovation opportunities. He also holds three patents for analytics solutions and has been quoted as a thought leader in numerous publications including CIO Magazine, WIRED, Forbes, Knowledge@Wharton, Los Angeles Times, The Wall Street Journal, and the Philadelphia Inquirer.

Scott earned his BS, MS, and PhD in systems engineering from the University of Pennsylvania.


Executive Education Programs Taught

Business Model Innovation in the Digital Age

Uncover industry-disrupting, revenue-building innovation within your existing business model. Learn to create, implement, and promote growth drivers for immediate application within your organization.

Leading Digital Transformation

Shift your mindset from traditional thinking on product- or service-based value creation and competition to a platform and ecosystem perspective, and understand the new set of strategic choices and tradeoffs they represent.