Stephen Hoover is CEO of PARC, a Xerox company, which is in "the business of breakthroughs". Hoover joined PARC in 2011.
Practicing open innovation since being incorporated in 2002, PARC today provides custom R&D services, technology, specialized expertise, best practices, and intellectual property to Fortune 500 and Global 1000 companies, startups, and government.
Hoover oversees PARC’s work for clients in diverse focus areas and competencies including networking, novel electronics, human-centered innovation services, cleantech, intelligent systems, contextual intelligence, and more.
Motivated by his passion for bringing innovations to market, Hoover specializes in integrating technology, market, customer, and business opportunities – from fundamental R&D to commercial scale-up. As Vice President of the Xerox Research Center of Webster, N.Y., Hoover supported core and next-generation research and development in new services and products for all of Xerox’s businesses. He later led the global organization responsible for the company's software and electronics development. In these roles, Hoover was responsible for multi-million dollar R&D investments and product strategy encompassing several platforms and market offerings. He has led and delivered to the market long-term technology investments in grid and cloud computing, nanotech, mobile, analytics, transportation, the Future of Work, and advanced printing and mass customization technologies.
Dr. Hoover earned his Ph.D. and Masters of Science from Carnegie Mellon University as an AT&T Bell Labs fellow and a Bachelor of Science degree from Cornell University. He has 7 patents. Hoover currently serves on the Dean’s advisory council of the College of Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University and has served on the Board of Directors for the Rochester Museum and Science Center, including leading its K-12 STEM Education Task Force; and has been a regional Board Member of FIRST Robotics, an organization which inspires young science, technology, and engineering leaders through mentor-based programs.
Steve Hoover's vision of the future
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2 November 2016 | Information Week
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8 July 2016
The Future is Digitally Native (video)
7 July 2016
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The Future of Work
12 December 2016 | Stanford, CA
2016 OCI Award Winner Presentation: Xerox Services Division
18 October 2016 | Atlanta, GA
The Future of Digital@Work
16 October 2016 | Orlando, FL