Steve has had the honor and pleasure of serving in a range of
interesting leadership and board positions at the intersection
of technology, society and entrepreneurship. He has 20+ years
of experience building international, technical enterprises in
for-profit and non-profit environments.
Steve is currently Chief Technology Officer and President,
Standards Development and EPCglobal at GS1. GS1 develops and
supports global implementation standards and systems around
unique identification, barcodes, RFID
tags and other standards for identifying and sharing
information things (entities, assets, products, services,
people, locations ...).
Prior to this, he was the Chief Executive Officer of the World Wide Web
Foundation, which he launched together with the inventor
of the Web, Sir Tim Berners-Lee, and CEO of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C),
world's leading Web standards organization. He received his Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of
When not working, Steve spends as much time as possible with his family, and enjoys distance running, playing keyboards in rock bands, reading, travel, golf and tennis.