Robert D. Scott is a Fellow of the Cutter Business Technology Council and Business Technology & Digital Transformation Strategies practice. Mr. Scott also serves as Vice President and Dean for the Global Institute for Professional Development of the IT Senior Management Forum (ITSMF), a national organization dedicated exclusively to fostering upper-level executive talent among African-American IT professionals. In this capacity, he oversees academies and online platforms dedicated to the development and career progression of technology executives with a focus on information technology career fields. Mr. Scott continues to work as program director of the Center for Diversity & Outreach within the University of Michigan College of Engineering.
Mr. Scott is a seasoned IT executive of The Procter & Gamble Company (P&G), retiring after 32 years of service as the VP of Innovation & Architecture, Global Business Services. In this capacity, Mr. Scott was responsible for identifying and leveraging emerging information technologies, stewardship for the P&G IT enterprise architecture, and innovation of new internal and external IT-enabled business models. Over the course of his P&G career, he worked in a wide variety of roles, including an international assignment in Brussels, Belgium, first serving as Regional IT Leader (covering Europe, the Middle East, and Africa) and then as CIO for the Fabric & Home Care business unit. Mr. Scott also served as the P&G Corporate Function CIO and was a core leader of P&G’s Global Shared Services implementation program. In addition, he was the VP of IT Global Market Development, responsible for P&G’s global IT program for retail customer systems, including the retail e-business strategy. Mr. Scott has also served as a Principal Consultant with iGATE as well as through his own consulting practice.
He brings a wealth of business experience coupled with an understanding of information technologies and how these can be leveraged to develop or renew business models. Mr. Scott’s areas of expertise include business-IT strategy and planning, shared services strategy and implementation, organization performance, and human capital development. He also participates on the boards of several local community social services and arts groups. Mr. Scott is the former Director of the Information Systems Executive Forum (a CIO development network) of the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan. He is a member of several other IT executive councils. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.