Advisory Board Member Profile 2018
Areas of Expertise
AI & Machine Learning, Reducing Risk Through Big Data
Scott Mauvais is the Director of Microsoft Cities where he works with local leaders to diagnose community needs and infuse technology into existing systems to make cities better places to live, learn, work, and innovate. He engages with the local community and civic leaders to bring the resources and expertise of not only Microsoft but a broad network of local and national partners to strengthen cities by driving local opportunities for economic growth.
Scott manages the execution of Microsoft’s metropolitan initiatives including:
• Helping cities develop career pathways for the un- and under-employed.
• Developing programs to boost digital skills in youth.
• Fostering the civic tech ecosystem through pilot projects and partnerships.
• Building technical capacity in the nonprofit sector.
Scott has been at Microsoft 19 years. Most recently, he was the Director of the Microsoft Technology Center, a state-of-the-art innovation lab focused on the application of technology to solve Fortune 500 companies' most complex business problems. There he led a team of senior architects to design experiences that envision and prove out Microsoft’s newest technologies.
Scott originally joined Microsoft as a performance expert to help Microsoft Consulting Services build tools and processes that could address the scalability needs of internet companies. After the dot-com bubble burst, he moved to Enterprise Services where he worked to help the company learn how to architect solutions that could address the needs of global companies. He has written extensively for Microsoft Press and Ziff-Davis.
Scott serves on the national boards of Upwardly Global, City Innovate Foundation, and the Urban Age Institute and co-owns The WELL, the ground breaking online community founded in 1985. When not working, Scott enjoys skiing in the winter, backpacking in the summer, and seeing as much live music as possible year-round.
He lives in San Francisco.