Stephen comes to IBM from the engineering company Black & Veatch, where he commercialized the data analytics and visualization software for the water industry business unit. The solutions enabled integration and visualization of data from IoT, SCADA and process control systems to provide historical, predictive and prescriptive recommendations for energy and water process optimization. Prior to Black & Veatch, Stephen created and was the Practice Leader for Energy at the tier one distributor Avnet. While at Avnet he grew the practice to achieve over $15M of revenue by creating solutions focusing on energy data collection, management and optimization for business partners and integrated software vendors (ISV’s) to differentiate their offerings and services. Prior to Avnet, Stephen worked in various marketing, support and engineering roles at Xylem/Sensus, Ricoh, IBM and Xerox.