Scott Anthony (Singapore)

Scott Anthony

Plenary 4:
Exponential Conversation – Forget start-ups! BIG is beautiful! (8:45am, Wednesday November 15th)

Disruptive innovation expert and Managing Partner of Innosight

Scott Anthony is the Managing Partner of Innosight. Based in the firm’s Singapore offices since 2010, he has led Innosight’s expansion into the Asia-Pacific region as well as its venture capital activities (Innosight Ventures).

Scott has advised senior leaders in companies such as Procter & Gamble, Johnson & Johnson, SingTel, Kraft, General Electric, LG, the Ayala Group and Cisco Systems on topics of growth and innovation. He has extensive experience in emerging markets, particularly in India, China and the Philippines.

Scott is the author of many acclaimed innovation books: The First Mile: A Launch Manual for Getting Great Ideas Into the Market (Harvard Business Review Press, 2014), Seeing What’s Next: Using the Theories of Innovation to Predict Industry Change (with Innosight co-founder and Harvard Professor Clayton Christensen); The Innovator’s Guide to Growth: Putting Disruptive Innovation to Work; The Silver Lining: An Innovation Playbook for Uncertain Times; The Little Black Book of Innovation and Building a Growth Factory. He has authored six articles in HBR and Sloan Management Review.

He was named a judge for the 2014-2015 HBR McKinsey Awards, which recognize the best articles published annually in Harvard Business Review, and was also recently named one of Inc. magazine’s “7 Breakthrough Business Thinkers.”

Scott is a featured speaker on topics of innovation and growth. He has delivered keynote addresses on five continents, and has appeared on Good Morning America, Channel News Asia, CNBC and FOX Business.

Scott served on the Board of Directors of Media General (NYSE: MEG) from 2009-2013, helping guide that company through a strategic transformation. In 2013 he joined the Board of MediaCorp, Singapore’s leading diversified media company. Scott chairs the investment committee for IDEAS Ventures, a SGD 10 million fund Innosight runs in conjunction with the Singapore government that has invested in eight Singapore-based companies and generated a 20%+ internal rate of return.

Prior to joining Innosight, Scott was a senior researcher with Clayton Christensen, managing a group that worked to further Christensen’s research on innovation. Scott received a BA in Economics from Dartmouth College and an MBA with high distinction from Harvard Business School, where he was a Baker Scholar.

Twitter: @ScottDAnthony