Industry Perspective - Wireless as the 5th Wave of the Technology Revolution for Enterprises
Scott A. Snyder, Ph.D. - Dr. Snyder is the President of Breakthru Advisors, focused on accelerating technology ventures, and a Senior Partner at Decision Strategies International, a leading strategy firm focused on scenario planning. He has over 23 years of experience in business leadership, strategic planning, and technology management for both Fortune 500 companies and start-up ventures. Dr. Snyder has held executive positions with several Fortune 500 companies including GE, Martin Marietta, and Lockheed Martin and has also started business ventures in software including OmniChoice, a CRM/Analytics applications provider and Strategic Radar, which provides software-based solutions for monitoring changes in the strategic environment.
Dr. Snyder has recently written a book, The New World of Wireless: How to Compete in the 4G Revolution, released on Wharton Publishing in July 2009. He is a chapter author in the books The Network Challenge: Strategy, Profit, and Risk in the Interlinked World (Wharton Publishing, 2009) and Inside the Minds: Small Business Growth Strategies: Goals for Successful CEOs (Apatore Books, December 2007) and contributed as a co-author to several future scenario studies including The Future of BioSciences 2020 and The Future of the US Energy Grid 2025 from DSI.
Dr. Snyder 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 and RIT on Decision-making, Business and IT Strategy, Telecommunications, Product Design and Development, and Business Intelligence. He leads The Conference Board’s Research Working Group on Wireless Innovation. He also sits on the Advisory Boards of Safeguard Scientific and several emerging growth companies. He holds two patents for on-line decision aids and has been quoted as a thought leader in numerous publications including the LA Times, Wall Street Journal, the Philadelphia Inquirer and the Philadelphia Business Journal. Dr. Snyder earned his BS, MS, and Ph.D. in Systems Engineering from University of Pennsylvania and has an executive degree from USC in Telecommunications Management.