Steve Vamos

Steve Vamos

President, Society for Knowledge Economics; Non Executive Director, Telstra, Medibank and David Jones

‘Leadership, Culture and Management Practices: for a super-connected world and high performance teams’ (November 17, 2.30pm)

Steve Vamos is the founding President of the Society for Knowledge Economics (SKE), a not for profit think tank established in 2005, supported by Westpac,  Microsoft, Price Waterhouse Coopers, Hewlett Packard, CPA Australia, the University of NSW and the NSW Land and Property Management Authority.

The SKE has conducted research in partnership with organizations such as the Business Council of Australia, NSW Government Department of Lands, the Victorian Government and the Federal Government Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations. The SKE encourages new and better practice in the leadership and management of human and other intangible resources that create economic and social value in knowledge based and globally connected economies.

Previously, from January 2007 to September 2008 Steve lead Worldwide Sales and International Operations for Microsoft Corporation’s Online Services Group (OSG). He was responsible for the organisation’s international business in more than 30 countries around the world. Steve was Vice President of Microsoft in Australia and New Zealand from 2003 to January 2007.

Between 1998 and 2002, Steve was Chief Executive Officer of ninemsn, the on line joint venture between Microsoft and Publishing and Broadcasting Limited. Other roles Steve has held include, Vice President and Managing Director of Apple Computer Asia Pacific (1996 to 1998), Managing Director of Apple Computer Australia (1994 to 1995) and 14 years with IBM Australia in a number of sales, marketing and general management positions.

Steve was appointed to the Board of Telstra as a non executive Director in 2009. Steve holds a degree in Civil Engineering from the University of New South Wales.

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