Scott McDonald

Senior Fellow, Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy
Scott McDonald


Main bio

Scott McDonald is a Principal with Amazon (AWS) working at the intersection of technology and financial services. Based in Toronto, Canada, McDonald has held positions across the information technology sector covering enterprise software, managed infrastructure, cyber security and cloud computing. Previous to Amazon, McDonald worked for Robert Herjavec developing the financial services business for Herjavec Group (now Cyderes) a global leader in IT risk management, managed security services, detection and response. In his role, he regularly contributed to industry events and news media coverage of the cyber security industry publishing whitepapers to simplify the complexities of cyber defense for a general audience. McDonald currently sits on the Board of Directors for MSP Corp one of North America’s fastest growing managed IT service providers. McDonald is the founder and president of The Future of Money, produced in partnership with the Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy at the University of Toronto as well as leading organizations across commercial banking, central banking, fintech and web3/crypto. The Future of Money seeks to examine the evolving role of currency in the consumer value-chain and more fundamentally the purpose of money in society. 

Updated July 2023