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About Michael

Over 35 Years in Technology

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Michael J.T. Steep has been at the forefront as a global expert and leader of technology and innovation for the last 30 years. He is the author of the critically-acclaimed book, First Light of Day: A Cautionary Tale of Our Future and is the founder and executive director of Stanford University School of Engineering’s Disruptive Technology and Digital Cities Program where he also teaches as Adjunct Professor. In Silicon Valley, he is engaged in a wide range of early-stage disruptive technologies crossing advanced material sciences, robotics, energy, predictive analytics, and machine learning (AI). He is also a global speaker on Transforming Disruptive Technology into Opportunity

Steep’s company Transform Innovation focuses on helping clients understand emerging technologies and impact to their business model. Global clients have included Cushman Wakefield, Microsoft, IBM, Cisco, Google, et al. Transform is in partnership with Stanford faculty to bring world class expertise to focus on client problem sets. Transform is ideally positioned to train innovation and R&D organizations to create a roadmap for future products and services leveraging early-stage technology.


Previously, Mike held executive roles for the world-renowned tech research firm, Xerox PARC, and for tech giants including Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Microsoft, and Apple. In the process, he has witnessed and led some of the greatest technological breakthroughs and transformations in Silicon Valley. From his early days launching the first software for the IBM PC to work with the office of CTO at Microsoft to new start up ventures he invests in through Transform, he has combined technology expertise with practical business know how to help corporations take advantage of new opportunities.


For a full background, please see his Linked In page


Mobile: +1 858 945 2929

Stanford University

Executive Director, 

Disruptive Technology and Digital Cities Program


Senior Vice President
Global Commercial Operations

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Managing Director and GM
Office of the CTO


Vice President

Senior Director
Imaging Systems


Sales Development Manager
HP3000 Minicomputer Group

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