Senior Vice President, Global Business Operations
Mike Steep is Senior Vice President of Global Business Operations, overseeing PARC’s commercial business development, sales, strategy, and marketing. He manages PARC’s global strategic relationships for clients in diverse focus areas including networking, novel electronics, human-centered innovation services, energy, intelligent systems, contextual intelligence, and more.
Mike has over two decades of operating experience serving in key roles managing global P&L's, country and global sales organizations, digital marketing, corporate strategy, business development, innovation, and strategic alliances for companies including Microsoft, Lexmark (IBM), Apple, Xerox, and HP. As Vice President of Business Development for Lexmark, he started company operations in Japan, China, and Korea and also served as President of the Japan KK. While at Apple, he managed the company's product marketing organization, which launched the first consumer digital camera and other imaging products. He has also served as EVP and COO of a public company he turned around and sold. He also served as CEO and founder of a venture-financed startup earlier in his career.
Mike is passionate about corporate transformation and focuses on development of fully-integrated, practical approaches to innovation, harnessing the power of emerging technologies to solve a customer's strategic problem. He has worked with senior innovation and R&D executives from large multinational corporations across multiple industries, including Ford, BMW, 3M, WellPoint, Medtronic, Merck, British Petroleum, Best Buy, and more. He has initiated a broad range of technology initiatives and joint ventures with companies in areas including big data, predictive algorithms, cloud, location-based services, and mobile.
Mike earned his M.B.A from the Darden School of Business and his B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania. He is a Distinguished Visiting Scholar at Stanford University and an Adjunct Professor of Digital Business and a Distinguished Lecturer at Imperial College London.He also works with Stanford University's Media X organization, which is focused on technology and business model innovation. Mike maintains a strong interest in digital cities and has worked with the City of London and several Chinese universities on the next big data platform layer for large metropolitan areas.
Mike’s other interests include blue water sailing, biking, TRX training, photography, and squash.
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The Future Smart City Will Be Built Around You and the Internet of You
22 September 2014 | Forbes.com
How to Create Innovation Cultures That Keep Working
3 September 2014 | Forbes Leadership
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How Industries are Converging to Tackle Innovation
2 December 2014
Open Forum: Cities and the Digital Frontier
30 October 2014
George E. Pake Auditorium, PARC | Palo Alto, CA
Front End of Innovation USA
13 May 2014 - 15 May 2014 | Boston, MA