Bio Scott Smith
Founder and principal at Changeist
Scott Smith is the founder of Changeist, where he leads strategy, research and design activities. His work is built on over 20 years’ experience tracking social, cultural, technological and economic trends, and combines grounded research with narrative design to explore the unanticipated.
Before founding Changeist, Scott served as director of research applications at Social Technologies, a futures and innovation consultancy. While there, he developed new practice methods in foresight, and lead visioning around consumer behaviour and emerging technologies. Prior to this, he spent a decade leading start-up research and consulting teams for international technology research firms in New York City, Washington, DC, and London. He has mapped possible futures for public- and private-sector strategy, design and R&D teams worldwide, including UNICEF, Nokia, Ford, Barilla and Proctor & Gamble.
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