Scott Nelson


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For more than 30 years Scott Nelson has led product development, product management, and entrepreneurial business growth as a technology and business leader. In 2015 he founded Reuleaux Technology, LLC, which advises companies and startups on strategies and new-business development in IoT markets.

After beginning his career at Honeywell in the Corporate R&D center he spent the next 15 years at Logic PD as CTO and EVP. At Logic PD he worked with hundreds of companies on business strategy and new product introductions while growing the company’s Product Development and Products business to one of the most well-known and largest design and engineering service organizations in the country with design centers in Minneapolis, Boston and San Diego.

More recently he was the Chief Product Officer and Vice President of Product at Digi International (NASDAQ: DGII), a leading global provider of business and mission-critical Internet of Things (IoT) products and services and the Chief Technical Officer (CTO) and Executive Vice President of Corporate Development at SkyWater Technology Foundry, where he led strategy, growth, and new-offering development.

Scott was named a Titan of Technology by the MSP Business Journal in 2015 and received an HW Sweatt award while at Honeywell. He holds a Ph.D. in applied and engineering physics from Cornell University, a doctoral minor in business administration from the Samuel Johnson School of Management at Cornell University and a B.A. degree in physics and mathematics from St. Olaf College.

The opinions expressed in this blog are those of Scott Nelson and do not necessarily represent those of IDG Communications, Inc., its parent, subsidiary or affiliated companies.

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