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.

Articles by Scott.Nelson

Revenue Accountability

Payers of chronic care: why not spend a little to save a lot?

Insurers and payers drive chronically ill, self-treated patients like diabetics away from better health and lower costs by continuing to increase the costs of treatment to the patient. An analysis of diabetes from a therapy and costs approach will provide an example with the number one chronic illness in terms of cost in the U.S.
February 23, 2017
What door locks teach us about IoT cybersecurity
Revenue Accountability

What door locks teach us about IoT cybersecurity

With the emergence of the Internet of Things (IoT) mechanical and cyber security have converged for the general public in the form of passwords and fingerprints on smartphones integrated with keyed door locks as so called “smart locks.” rnThis convergence creates an opportunity for new learning for both worlds, mechanical and cyber security.
October 11, 2016
Revenue Accountability

How hardware builds two-sided markets in the Internet of Things

"Software is eating the world" but hardware is the key to building two-sided markets, also called platform business models, in the Internet of Things. Application software facilitates monetization, but consumers and producers are drawn to the marketplace by the adoption of hardware and the data that hardware produces.
May 6, 2016
Revenue Accountability

Searching for a path to IoT security

A discussion with a security expert and IoT security skeptic leads to a consensus on how to find an appropriate balance of risk to value in IoT applications.
March 25, 2016
Revenue Accountability

You’re going to be an IoT CIO. Welcome to revenue accountability

The Internet of Things is changing both the expectations of and opportunities for CIOs. The IoT CIO can no longer operate behind the scenes supporting operations; they must step up and take accountability for revenue and business outcomes.
December 21, 2015