Scott Blacklin is Founder and Principal of Blacklin Associates, LLC, a consulting firm specializing in trade, investment and development activities between the U.S., emerging economies, and Eastern Europe, Russia and Eurasia, with a special emphasis on technology. Mr. Blacklin is JWI’s expert on furthering business, financial, ICT market entry and public-sector project interests involving Central Asia and Eastern Europe. Mr. Blacklin previously served as Cisco Systems’ Vice President of Public Sector – Emerging Markets. While based in Moscow, he was Motorola’s Director of Operations for its International Cellular Infrastructure Group – Russia and Central Asia, Westinghouse Electric’s Vice President of CIS Operations, and president of the American Chamber of Commerce in Russia. Fluent in Russian, Mr. Blacklin began his career with the U.S. Department of Energy, leading its efforts on USSR, Eastern Europe and PRC energy technology issues.