Staying NEW – how leaders and organisations survive in disruptive times (2.15pm, Wednesday March 25th)
Plenary 4 – Large Institutions for a Digital Age (8.45am – 10.30am, Wednesday March 25rd)
Steve Vamos 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.
Currently, Steve serves as a non-executive Director of Telstra (appointed September 2009) and as Chairman of Australian start-up (and now New York based), Reading Room Inc, a social network for book lovers.
Steve is the founder and President 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. Steve is also a member of the Advisory Board of the University of Technology Sydney Business School.
Steve served as a non-executive Director of Medibank Private (October 2011-March 2014) and David Jones (June 2012-February 2014).
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 Chief Executive Officer of Microsoft 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.