Chief Technology Officer
President, Standards Development
Steve joined GS1 in December 2012. He is responsible for the GS1's Global Standards Management Process (GSMP), exploration of new technologies for possible future standardization, design and operation of the information technology systems supporting the GS1 global operations and management of the Princeton, New Jersey site.
Steve has more than 25 years of experience building international, technical enterprises in for-profit and non-profit environments. Before joining GS1, he served as Chief Executive Officer of the World Wide Web Foundation, which he launched with the inventor of the Web, Sir Tim Berners-Lee with the mission of connecting and empowering all people on the planet.
From 2002 to 2009, Steve was Chief Executive Officer of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C); the organization that develops the technical standards that make the Web work, including HTML and XML. In 1997, he was named Coordinator of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization's International Data Centre in Vienna, Austria, responsible for establishing the centre, global communications infrastructure, and standards for data exchange between.
Between 1984 to 1997, Steve led research international initiatives to develop systems for real-time global sensor monitoring, data analysis and global telecommunications at Science Applications International Corporation and the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.
Steve received his Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and B.Sc. from the Pennsylvania State University.