Meeting of the Minds Speaker
Scot RourkeChief Information and Transformation Officer, Cuyahoga County
Scot is a renowned leader in leveraging innovative business and information technology strategies aimed at transforming businesses, industries and communities.Previously, Scot was the founding CEO and President of OneCommunity, an internationally acclaimed non-profit technology initiative aimed at transforming health, education, government and serving as an economic development driver across the region of Northeast Ohio. Its success as a pioneer in leveraging technology to benefit society has attracted more than $150 million of investment and garnered formal recognition from global tech leaders including Intel, Cisco, Sun Microsystems, IBM, Harvard’s JFK School of Government, Computerworld, the Whitehouse, and others.
Scot has been recognized as international Visionary of the Year by Intelligent Community Forum, Top 150 Who's Who across Northeast Ohio by Crain's Cleveland Business, and Ernst and Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year Award representing the Great Lakes Region.
Prior to launching OneCommunity, Scot led pioneering technology efforts aimed at transforming businesses, industries and market places as a whole. For example, Scot was president of an innovative information technology solutions company with more than $150 million in revenue with 30 offices across the U.S. He previously led efforts to launch some of the nation’s first Internet-based systems, including transportation systems, warehousing, e-procurement, enterprise resource planning systems, and innovative e-commerce efforts. Many of these efforts attracted substantial venture capital investments.
Currently Scot serves on the boards of Great Lakes Science Center; Greater Cleveland Aquarium’s Splash Fund; SecureState, a leading Management Consulting firm focused on Information Security; and he serves as a Burton D. Morgan Foundation Mentor for Jumpstart where he advises promising local entrepreneurs. Past governance roles include founding board member of US Ignite, a software innovation initiative launched by the White House and National Science Foundation; Chairman of the Friends of Cleveland School of the Arts; and Vox Mobile, a venture-backed provider of mobile communications solutions to global businesses.