Steve leads IBM’s University Relations activities in the UK, working with leading universities and higher education authorities to build strategic relationships and foster opportunities for collaborative research.
Graduating from Cambridge University with an MA in Electrical Sciences, Steve joined IBM in 1982 as a logic designer. In a number of engineering and management roles he spent more than 20 years developing then leading teams developing storage devices and systems, leading IBM’s storage virtualisation strategy and was appointed Chief Technology Officer for Storage for IBM UK. Over this period, IBM has filed twelve patents on key technologies in data storage invented by Steve.
Steve currently leads IBM’s University Programs activities in the UK, working with leading universities and higher education authorities to build strategic relationships and foster opportunities for collaborative research. He represents UK University interests to IBM senior management in Europe and the US. Outside IBM he serves on a number of Industrial Advisory boards for universities as well as on the ESRC’s Capability Committee. He is a Visiting Professor in the Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences the University of Surrey, and in 2016 was awarded and honorary Doctorate by Queen Mary University of London.