Steve is Ovum's Global Chief Analyst for Public Sector research and advisory services. Based in Melbourne, he is also the Research Director IT for the Asia Pacific region. He authors research reports and advises Ovum's clients on a range of ICT strategy, purchasing, and management decisions.
The major focus of Steve’s research work is on leading-edge thinking and practice about the use and management of IT in the private and public sectors. He covers the evolution of the CIO role and enterprise-wide IT strategy, shared services, cloud services, e-government and smart cities.
He aims to provide practical guidance for executive decision makers by explaining the relevance and impact of technology trends and developments. Steve is regularly asked to chair and present at industry conferences and events around the world on ICT trends and issues. He sits on the ICT Industry Advisory committees of the NSW State Government in Sydney.
Prior to joining Ovum, Steve was the Director eGovernment Strategy & Policy and Deputy CIO for the Victorian State government in Melbourne. Steve was responsible for eGovernment and IT strategy across the State Government's departments and agencies for five years.
Prior to this, he founded and sold an e-commerce company, movinghome.com.au, and worked in a range of executive and consulting roles in the government and utility sectors in Europe and Australasia.
He has a doctorate in Management Studies from the University of Oxford and a first class honors degree from the University of Otago in New Zealand. His doctorate was focused on the role of CIO functions in large multi-business organizations.