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 bridging functional silos, 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 (New York), Hoover supported core and next-generation research and development. 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 long-term technology investments in grid and cloud computing, nanotech, mobile, the Future of Work, and advanced printing and mass customization technologies.
Dr. Hoover earned his Ph.D. and M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University, B.S. from Cornell University, and 1 of 10 national fellowships at AT&T Bell Labs. He has 7 patents. Hoover has served on the Board of Directors for the Rochester Museum and Science Center, including leading its K-12 STEM Education Task Force; and is 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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What We’ve Learned at PARC About the Business of Innovation
posted 14 March 2013
Why Making Things Still Matters
posted 14 November 2012
How the U.S. Can Reinvent Manufacturing
posted 10 September 2012
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Open Innovation: What Organizations Should be Doing About and Thinking About
27 September 2015 | Forbes / Leadership
Stephen Hoover, CEO OF PARC, says manufacturing is being radically disrupted
28 April 2015 | Industrial Research Institute
The Future of Making: How Innovation Disrupted Itself in 2013
19 December 2013 | Bloomberg
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Disruptive Technologies in Manufacturing (Opening Keynote)
28 April 2015 | Seattle, WA
The Future of Making Things and the Business of Breakthroughs
21 April 2015 - 22 April 2015 | Montreal, Canada