Defining leadership and business success in the age of endless and rapid change (November 29, 1.45pm)
Founding President, Society for Knowledge Economics Non Executive Director, Telstra, Medibank and David Jones; Former Vice President of Microsoft.
Steve Vamos serves as a Non Executive Director of Telstra (appointed September 2009), Medibank Private (appointed October 2011) and David Jones (appointed June 2012). 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.
Steve was a founder of the Society for Knowledge Economics (SKE), a not for profit think tank established in 2005, which 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.
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 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 on line 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) and 14 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 holds a degree in Civil Engineering (with Honors) from the University of New South Wales.