Scarlatti acted as CEO of ContainerScan - a start-up subsidiary of AgResearch seeking to commercialise a novel technology to detect biosecurity threats in shipping containers. Scarlatti was asked to take over ContainerScan at a time when it was becoming apparent that the business case for this technology hadn't been adequately established. Scarlatti led a programme of engagement with the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry to establish whether the technology could find application in New Zealand.