Steve Vamos

Steve Vamos

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

Wicked Conversations!…… that drive alignment and innovation (November 30, 1.30pm)

Steve is the founding President of the Society for Knowledge Economics (SKE), a not for profit think tank established in 2005.

The SKE encourages new and better practices in the leadership and management of human and other intangible resources that create economic and social value in knowledge based and globally connected economies. Steve has more than thirty years’ experience in the Information Technology and on line Media industry and has lived and worked in Australia the USA and Asia.

From January 2007 to September 2008 Steve led Worldwide Sales and International Operations for Microsoft Corporation’s Online Services Group (OSG). He was responsible for the organization’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 online joint venture between Microsoft and Australian media industry leader 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) and14 years with IBM Australia in a number of sales, marketing and general management positions. The Australian Financial Review has twice included Steve in the top five listing of the most influential members of the Australian technology industry. Steve was appointed a non-executive Director of Telstra in September 2009 and a non-executive Director of Medibank in October 2011. Steve holds a degree in Civil Engineering (with Honors) from the University of New South Wales.