Jon Scott

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Managing Director, Corum Group, Int'l
Jon joined Corum in 2010, originally out of their Seattle headquarters, and currently out of their Amsterdam office. He has close to 30 years experience serving high technology companies with the last 20 mainly in chief operating and chief executive roles. During this time Jon has become known for his ability to successfully integrate strategies and tactics into well executed operating plans, building strong teams and achieving excellent results.

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2018 Top 10 Disruptive Trends: Data Security
Data Security has a near-permanent place on our Top 10 Disruptive Trends list.  Each innovation and new type of technology creates new vulnerabilities, which in turn creates new demand for innovations in security.  In 2017, we saw a number of large data breaches, with Equifax and Uber most... Click here to read more
Posted by Jon Scott, Managing Director, Corum Group, Int'l on 6 March 2018
2017 Top 10 Disruptive Tech Trends: Data Security
“The only truly secure system is one that is powered off, cast in a block of concrete and sealed in a lead-lined room with armed guards.” – Gene Spafford, Purdue University   Until the day comes when someone develops an unbreachable security system, Data Security will continue to be a top tech... Click here to read more
Posted by Jon Scott, Managing Director, Corum Group, Int'l on 16 March 2017
Top 10 Tech Trends: Data Security
When you hear “data breach” or “computer hack”, you instantly think of a desktop PC or server room being the target, right? In today’s tech-savvy world, there are hundreds more products that are susceptible to such instances. With so many advancements to make vehicles, mobile devices, TVs and home... Click here to read more
Posted by Jon Scott, Managing Director, Corum Group, Int'l on 4 October 2016
Valuing IP through M&A
To start the month of June, Corum was asked by the IP100 delegation to give a series of presentations in the UK, topic: “Valuing IP through M&A”. Sharing the platform with Olswang and Metis Partners, we were able to bring high-level experience from the perspectives of legal, transactional, and... Click here to read more
Posted by Jon Scott, Managing Director, Corum Group, Int'l on 20 June 2016
Employment, consulting and non-compete agreements
Most transactions include some form of employment, consulting or non-compete agreements for founders and other key executives. These are important for both buyers and sellers. The talents and knowledge of the selling CEO or senior executive can be critical to a successful integration. In an... Click here to read more
Posted by Jon Scott, Managing Director, Corum Group, Int'l on 20 October 2015
Critical M&A Contract Terms #6: Managing potential dissident shareholders
When you seem to be moving smoothly  through contract terms with a buyer, remember that nothing is a done deal yet. Shareholder approval thresholds can be an issue. Typically, the buyer will require that a specified percentage of the shareholders have signed off on the deal before closing. ​   You... Click here to read more
Posted by Jon Scott, Managing Director, Corum Group, Int'l on 1 September 2015
Corum Top 10 Disruptive Tech Trends #10: Data Security
Each of Corum’s Top Technology Trends lead to more and freer flowing of data. While that creates opportunity, it also creates greater risks for breaches of confidential data and increased disruption of networks and systems. Analysts say 75% of the enterprise IT security budget is expected to be... Click here to read more
Posted by Jon Scott, Managing Director, Corum Group, Int'l on 5 May 2015
It's Always About Security!
All of Corum’s 2015 Top 10 Tech Trends create more productive and collaborative work environments allowing for much freer flow of information. The challenge behind this is it creates huge risks for information breaches.  While analysts say 75% of enterprises’ information security budgets are... Click here to read more
Posted by Jon Scott, Managing Director, Corum Group, Int'l on 13 March 2015
Corum's Top Ten Disruptive Technology Trends: Information Security
IT security has been a vital topic for a long time, but the huge increase of technological advancements and the easy exchange of information has resulted in a cascade of security-related events that have driven security to a new place of importance. This is impacting both consumers and the... Click here to read more
Posted by Jon Scott, Managing Director, Corum Group, Int'l on 23 July 2014
Internet of Things
The Internet of Things, or IoT, is the latest technology megatrend to watch. It is simply the global network of physical objects with embedded technology that sense and communicate their internal states to external environments. These Connected Devices range from the more mature industrial... Click here to read more
Posted by Jon Scott, Managing Director, Corum Group, Int'l on 31 January 2014
Six Steps After the Approach
Congratulations, you got an offer! So…now what? We’ve found that you need to be very careful about accepting a first offer, especially an unsolicited one, as it can simply be bottom fishing, a buyer looking for a bargain. So what should you do? With our combined years of experience bringing... Click here to read more
Posted by Jon Scott, Managing Director, Corum Group, Int'l on 15 January 2014
European M&A is Hot
From my viewpoint in Amsterdam, European software M&A is hitting record levels. Corum has announced three transactions so far this year and several more are in the works. What’s driving this when the economy on this side of the pond is supposedly bad? One simple explanation is that the adoption... Click here to read more
Posted by Jon Scott, Managing Director, Corum Group, Int'l on 16 May 2013
Focus on: Cisco
We’ve seen a big pickup in activity in Europe since the beginning of the year, and Cisco continues to lead the trend in picking up small, innovative companies. Cisco picked up a company we represented, SolveDirect, on March 25. SolveDirect is based out of Vienna, Austria, and they are a cloud... Click here to read more
Posted by Jon Scott, Managing Director, Corum Group, Int'l on 25 April 2013
London WFS Recap
Last week, World Financial Symposiums' “Growth & Exit Strategies for Software and IT Companies” conference was held in London and celebrated its 10th anniversary. As Corum is the Platinum Sponsor, I was happy to chair the event.  This the only event I know of that brings together leaders from... Click here to read more
Posted by Jon Scott, Managing Director, Corum Group, Int'l on 22 April 2013
Cisco Continues its 2013 Acquisition Pace
I am pleased to announce that our client, SolveDirect, has reached an agreement to be acquired by Cisco. Headquartered in Vienna, Austria with offices in Silicon Valley, SolveDirect is the leading expert and provider of ITSM integration solutions in the cloud. This is a great opportunity for both... Click here to read more
Posted by Jon Scott, Managing Director, Corum Group, Int'l on 5 April 2013
Mobile Spotlight Report
I keep hearing that were in the middle of a mobile evolution, but what I see is really the continual presence of the normal, annual tech revolution, which drives all sectors, not just specific ones. As of today, more than 60% of us use smartphones, and 15% of us have tablets, and as ever, those... Click here to read more
Posted by Jon Scott, Managing Director, Corum Group, Int'l on 19 March 2013
Mobile Spotlight Report
I keep hearing that were in the middle of a mobile evolution, but what I see is really the continual presence of the normal, annual tech revolution, which drives all sectors, not just specific ones. As of today, more than 60% of us use smartphones, and 15% of us have tablets, and as ever, those... Click here to read more
Posted by Jon Scott, Managing Director, Corum Group, Int'l on 26 February 2013
The Trends that Define M&A
When we do webinars that wrap up one year and look forward to the next, they always include a component of looking at the trends that have carried M&A and whether we expect them to continue. The new year has rolled around, and as usual, we took the time to look at the trends that defined M&... Click here to read more
Posted by Jon Scott, Managing Director, Corum Group, Int'l on 25 January 2013

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