Scott Snyder is a partner in Heidrick & Struggles’ Conshohocken office and a member of Heidrick Consulting, where he leads digital and innovation.
Scott 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.
Venture Capitalist, Adjunct Faculty at Harvard Kennedy School
Nick Sinai is a venture capitalist, adjunct faculty at Harvard Kennedy School, and a former senior official in the Obama Administration.
Nick was the Deputy Chief Technology Officer of the United States. He assumed this role under the second Chief Technology Officer of the United States, Todd Park, and continued under Megan Smith. Sinai was formerly a Senior Advisor to Park as well as to the first U.S. CTO, Aneesh Chopra, starting in 2010.
Nick was a volunteer on the Hillary Clinton 2016 presidential campaign and was selected to the leadership team of her Tech and Innovation transition team. During the campaign, he contributed to the Hillary for America policy proposal on technology and innovation, and a policy memo on transforming procurement.
Nick is a regular contributor to the TV Show Government Matters, and has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal and the Economist.