Scott has degrees in Mathematics, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, a Master’s in Business Administration, and Doctoral Research in Artificial Intelligence.

Prior to being the President of the Connected Vehicle Trade Association (CVTA), Scott was the Executive Director of the Automotive Multimedia Interface Collaboration, a nonprofit research organization of the world’s largest automakers. Prior to these positions, he was General Electric’s Factory with a Future Program Manager for both Transportation and Aircraft Engine Business Divisions, implementing over $1 billion in advanced automation and systems.

Scott is a former Advisor to the United States National Science Foundation and the Industrial Sector Representative to the US Federal Laboratories Technology Transfer Consortium. He is the founder and Chairman of the International Automotive Standards Organization, and the former Strategic Advisor to the United Nation’s International Telecommunications Union (ITU-T) Advisory Panel on Communication Standards to Vehicles.  He co-founded and Chairs the Global Telematics Forum with trade associations from Europe, Korea, Australia, Taiwan and China.

In March 2012, and again in 2014 and 2016, Scott was appointed by the United States Congress to advise the Secretary of Transportation on matters relating to the study, development, and implementation of Intelligent Transportation Systems.  In May, 2016, Scott was named Chief Advisor to the Beijing Autonomous Driving Project. On June 7th, 2016, Scott was inducted into the inaugural TU Automotive Hall of Fame in Detroit, Michigan.  Scott was appointed as the Transportation Consultant to the Asia Pacific Economic Community for the US State Department.  For 2017, Scott is the Strategic Advisor of the Shanghai International Automotive Group Demonstration Pilot Zone.