Scott A. Snyder, PhD

Scott A. Snyder, PhD

Senior Vice President, Managing Director, and Chief Technology and Innovation Officer

Driving Technology Forward.

Scott is a recognized thought leader in technology and innovation. He has more than 25 years of experience in business leadership, strategic planning and technology management for Fortune 500 companies and startup ventures.

As Safeguard’s Chief Technology and Innovation Officer, Scott is focused on shaping the company’s future technology vision, expanding its innovation ecosystem, and helping Safeguard’s partner companies fully leverage the new wave of emerging technologies.

Scott came to Safeguard from Mobiquity Inc., a leader in delivering innovative mobile and digital solutions for enterprises, where he was President and Chief Strategy Officer, and continues to be Chairman of Mobiquity’s Advisory Board. Scott has held executive positions with several Fortune 500 companies including GE, Martin Marietta, and Lockheed Martin, has been the CEO of a leading strategic planning firm, Decision Strategies International, and has also started business ventures in software including OmniChoice, a CRM/Analytics applications provider. He also serves on the Board of Directors for Fulton Financial Corporation (FFC).

Scott has authored a book entitled, “The New World of Wireless: How to Compete in the 4G Revolution”, and has been a long-time thought leader in the mobile and digital space. In addition, he is a chapter author in the books “The Network Challenge: Strategy, Profit, and Risk in the Interlinked World” and “Inside the Minds: Small Business Growth Strategies: Goals for Successful CEOs.” 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 at MIT, Babson, Duke, Georgia Tech and INSEAD on Digital Innovation, Decision-making, Business and IT Strategy, Next Generation Wireless, Product Design and Development, and Business Intelligence. Scott founded and directs the Wireless Innovation Council, which is made up of leading companies focused on cross-sector mobile innovation opportunities. He also holds two patents for on-line decision aids and has been quoted as a thought leader in numerous publications including the CIO Magazine, WIRED, Forbes, Knowledge@Wharton, Los Angeles Times, The Wall Street Journal, the Philadelphia Inquirer and the Philadelphia Business Journal.

Scott earned his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. in Systems Engineering from University of Pennsylvania.

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