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Scott Mauvais Bio

Scott Mauvais HeadshotScott Mauvais is a former Microsoft executive who recently retired after 23 years after holding several leadership roles. Most recently he was the former Senior Director of AI and Global Partnerships for Microsoft Philanthropies where he led the effort to identify and jointly invest in social impact projects with Microsoft’s largest customers where he raised over $100 million in philanthropic funding.

Scott’s tenure spanned roles in consulting, corporate innovation, sales, smart cities, and philanthropy. Prior to Philanthropies he was the Director of Microsoft Cities where he worked with city leaders to apply the global resources and expertise of Microsoft to foster the civic tech ecosystem and create opportunities for economic growth.

Earlier, he was the Director of the Microsoft Technology Center, an innovation lab where Microsoft’s top architects worked hand-in-hand with Fortune 500 companies to envision, architect, and prove out solutions that addressed their top challenges.

Scott is a regular speaker on topics such as sustainability, urbanism, innovation, and the role for global tech companies in society. He often brings the contrarian viewpoint by highlighting the unintended consequences of introducing well-meaning changes to complex technical and societal systems.

Scott serves on the national boards of Upwardly Global , and the Urban Age Institute and co-owns The WELL, the ground breaking online community founded in 1985.

He lives in San Francisco.

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