Currently Steve is the WW Director for IBM Cognitive City Solutions in IBM’s Internet of Things organization. Steve has 30 years of experience designing, developing and deploying worldwide technology and City solutions. In the past five years, he has led the creation and growth of IBMs City Solution, Command Control, Physical Security and Public Safety businesses working closely with international officials and public safety experts from around the globe. Steve is focused on advanced research technology and emerging technologies in a variety of segments. He works very closely with clients on the implementation of technology to improve efficiency to better manage personnel and assets, and to proactively handle threats. He has worked closely with public and private sector on technologies to continuously optimize these solutions. He has degrees in software and hardware engineering with experience in executive management, as well as industry experience, business and solution development, solution architecture, advanced technology implementation. Stephen as served on the IJIS board of directors. He also serves on the advisory board for the Institute for Ethics in Technology of UC University, Lviv, Ukraine. He has also taught under-graduate and graduate classes on Emerging Technology and business development. Steve has lectured at numerous international conferences and universities. He also serves as PEP Executive for the University of Connecticut. In addition, he holds leadership positions in multiple charitable organizations.