Strategic Innovation Advisor for Innovate Lynchburg
Chief Executive Officer of DMGTODAY
Areas of Expertise
Technology Commercialization, Entrepreneurship, People Connector, Angel/VC Funding, Emerging Technologies, 3D Printing Technology and Additive Manufacturing, Immersive Technologies
Scott Pleasants is the Strategic Innovation Advisor for Innovate Lynchburg and CEO of DMGTODAY, a technology solutions company focused on helping organizations to see the world “possible”.
He began his career through the influence of his parents and teachers when he was introduced to an Apple II+. He saw the computer as a way of helping others and began his first company at 14. Throughout his career, he has lived by a simple idea that he could achieve anything in life as long as he was helping others get what they want first.
Whether it is starting from a napkin or helping existing companies find new verticals with existing products, Scott’s passion for technology is contagious and has triggered many requests from business leaders and entrepreneurs to help them establish their technology and their corporate culture. His innovative, energetic style helps organizations to unleash their creativity and to not see things as they are today, but rather what they can become.
By this, another idea was born helping companies and startups to see their communities as an opportunity; an opportunity to impact lives. The concept is simple: when we are engaged, we can solve some of the world’s most pressing problems through our innovative thinking as business leaders and entrepreneurs. By creating a movement of companies that provide jobs, inspire our youth, and simply invest in people, we can change the direction of our communities here and around the world.
He lives best at 100,000 ft. and believes that a simple idea has the power to change the world.
Scott holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Intercultural Studies and a Master of Science in Technology Commercialization (MBA) from Northeastern University and is a distinguished US Army Veteran. Outside of work, Scott enjoys spending time with his wife, Wendy, and their daughter Emma.