Mike Steep

Executive Director, Stanford Engineering Center for Disruptive Technology and Digital Cities

Throughout his career, which includes driving innovation and leading operations at companies including Apple and Microsoft, Mike Steep has witnessed first-hand some of the greatest breakthroughs and transformations within organizations and entire industries. Powering all of this change: the invention of the digital camera, cloud computing, mobile devices, IoT, meta-materials and privacy preserving analytics. Mr. Steep is currently the executive director of Stanford’s Engineering Center for Disruptive Technology and Digital Cities. He is also a global speaker and contributing editor to Forbes.

Mr. Steep is the former senior vice president of global business operations at PARC, where he worked with leaders at companies including BMW, Google, P&G, L’Oreal and AirBus, to transform technology disruption of their industries into new lines of business. He believes we are at the beginning of a new golden age—where emerging technologies define who we are, what we can accomplish and how we can redefine entire companies and industries.

Mr. Steep earned his master's degree in business from the University of Virginia and his bachelor's from the University of Pennsylvania. He is an adjunct professor of digital business at Imperial College London and serves on the Smart Cities Board of London, advising commercial clients on the impact of emerging technology in their industries.