Meeting of the Minds Speaker

Scott Mauvais

Director, Technology & Civic Innovation


Scott Mauvais has been with Microsoft for 15 years. He is the Director of Civic Innovation where he works local leaders and policy influencers to use technology to address a variety of issues critical to Microsoft, the city, and the tech sector generally. 

Previously he was the Director of the Microsoft Technology Center: an innovation lab where Microsoft’s top architects help Fortune 500 companies and high profile start-ups envision, architect, and prove out solutions based on Microsoft’s newest technologies. Prior to joining the MTC, Scott worked for Microsoft Consulting Services where he ran early stage projects for customers in Microsoft’s Early Adopter Program. He has written extensively for Microsoft Press and Ziff-Davis. Scott serves on the national boards of Upwardly Global and Community Technology Alliance and is a co-owner of The WELL, the ground breaking online community which is now entering its 30th year.  When not working, Scott enjoys skiing in the winter, backpacking in the summer, and seeing—and photographing—as much live music as possible year round. He lives in San Francisco, CA.