Principal Research Advisor, Infrastructure
About Scott Young
Scott Young is a Director of Infrastructure Research at Info-Tech Research Group. Scott has worked in the technology field for over 15 years with a strong focus on telecommunications and enterprise infrastructure architecture. He brings extensive practical experience in these areas of specialization, including IP networks, server hardware and OS, storage, and virtualization. His previous technical positions include Senior Technical Specialist, Senior IT Architect, and Senior Technical Advisor. In his technical positions, Scott has proven his ability to collaborate with all stakeholders to take a technical requirement through a full life cycle (prepare, plan, design, implement, operate, optimize). His experience ranges across many vertical markets, including telecommunications, finance, healthcare, energy, retail, and education.
Scott is also a respected team builder, equally effective in leading a team to achieve all goals on time and within budget. Progressing from architecting solutions to running the responsible teams, Scott has also held positions of Network Engineering Manager as well as Director of High Touch Services. In his management positions, Scott built on his extensive skillsets in the areas of technology design, process creation, vendor selection, and project management to lead and mentor his teams through the successful completion of many projects and implementations. These projects have ranged from building a new data center and migrating existing platforms and systems with minimal downtime, to redesigning and deploying a new service desk and monitoring system.
Further, Scott has proven skills in conducting primary and secondary research, analyzing quantitative and qualitative data, managing professional relationships, and drafting consulting reports. In his time at Info-Tech, Scott has led several consulting projects working with municipality/county organizations to evaluate their network infrastructure, telecommunications infrastructure, data centers and servers/server-based applications, along with assessments of their storage and back-up, security, and failover/recovery risks.
Scott holds a degree in computer sciences from the University of Western Ontario.