Scott Davis has been an entrepreneur since 2001. To date, he has been a founding member of five companies. Scott has been a software development consultant since 1999, working in a variety roles including Application Architect, Database Administrator, Business Analyst, and Project Manager. Before starting his own consulting company, he held a position as District Manager at Fujitsu Consulting, managing as many as 50 direct reports across a seven state district. Before that, Scott was an Associate Partner in a smaller consulting company.
Scott holds an MBA in New Venture Management from the University of St Thomas in St Paul, MN. He is the leader of the Twin Cities Silverlight User Group, and current president of the BizLounge entrepreneurship group in Minneapolis, a networking and education non-profit serving emerging and aspiring entrepreneurs. Scott is a regional conference and event speaker on both technology and business subjects. Scott is also a member of the adjunct faculty at St Mary’s University in Minneapolis, teaching evening classes in the Information Technology Management master’s program.
In addition to building new go-to-market applications for his clients in the past three years, Scott has been engaged in several unique contracts. Scott was hired to perform technical due diligence as part of four corporate acquisition reviews for a publicly held company. This required the assessment of the technology aspects of multimillion dollar companies, from coding practices to management culture. Most recently he was hired as one of eight subject matter experts to visit the Microsoft campus in Redmond, to assist in the development of the certification examination for Silverlight software developers. The recognition as an expert in the industry is not only a result of Scott’s knowledge, but also years of relationship cultivation with many Microsoft employees and influencers.
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Short Tech Bio
Scott is a seasoned consultant with over a decade of consulting experience on both the Microsoft and Java platforms, involving mostly web application development. Scott began working with Silverlight in the 1.1 Alpha, and continues to focus on Silverlight and Windows Phone 7 as his primary developer focus. Scott is also the leader of the Twin Cities Silverlight User Group. Recent projects for Scott include writing Silverlight 4.0, Surface, WinMo6 and WP7 applications, as well as performing executive-level IT strategy and planning consulting. Scott is currently the owner and principal consultant for his consulting firm Ignition Point Solutions, as well as COO of QONQR, a tech startup in the mobile gaming industry.
Short Entrepreneurship Bio
Scott is the current president of BizLounge, a networking group for aspiring and emerging entrepreneurs. He holds an MBA in Entrepreneurial business from the University of St. Thomas and is an adjunct faculty member in the Information Technology Management master’s program at St. Mary’s University. Scott has been a founding member of 5 businesses, and is currently the owner and principal consultant for his consulting firm Ignition Point Solutions, as well as COO of QONQR, a tech startup in the mobile gaming industry.