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Oregon State University, BS 1997
Computer Science
University of Sussex, BA

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Scott Kveton

Scott Kveton is the CEO of Urban Airship, a mobile services platform provider in Portland, Oregon. He is widely recognized as an expert on mobile app strategy and cloud infrastructure. He speaks frequently on app monetization, engagement and the developer ecosystems around the various mobile platforms.

Under Kveton’s leadership, Urban Airship has added customers, employees and accolades at a rapid pace. The company powers some of the most successful brands in mobile, including ESPN, Tapulous, Groupon,, and Newsweek. Urban Airship’s flagship offerings ”push notifications and in-app purchase” help apps gain success by increasing user engagement and delivering a path to monetization. As of March, the venture-backed start-up has delivered more than 3 billion push notifications across the Apple, Android and Blackberry platforms and enabled more than 3 million in-app mobile transactions. Most recently Scott won the 2012 Entrepreneurship Award for Individual Achievement from the Oregon Entrepreneurs Network.

Prior to co-founding Urban Airship, Kveton had more than a dozen years of experience building technology, developing business strategy and leading engineering teams with companies including, Rulespace, JanRain and Vidoop. He also co-founded the Open Source Lab (OSL) at Oregon State University. OSL was instrumental in helping several open source projects grow into mainstream usage, including the Mozilla Foundation, the Linux Kernel and Drupal. In recognition of his work at OSL and with the OpenID Foundation, Scott was named Red Herring’s list of 25 Titans in waiting in early 2007 and Information Week’s “Change Agents” in December 2005.

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TEDxPortland - Scott Kveton - The Collision of Open, Mobile and Social

Added: 8/4/11

Urban Airship makes mobile apps more engaging and profitable

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Scott Kveton showing off AirMail from Urban Airship

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Scott Kveton at Ignite Portland 2008

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Scott Kveton at Ignite Portland 3 doing “What is Ignite?”

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