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Steve Hawald has spent 30 years as a technology executive in private and public enterprise businesses with corporate innovation playbooks and technology strategy, analysis, and roadmaps with execution resulting in high customer and user satisfaction outcomes.

His skill is identifying evolving trends, disruptive technologies, and complex strategy and innovation challenge areas built on in-depth knowledge, spanning four generations of enterprise transformations, disruptive technologies, and services across the spectrum from Fortune 200 to startups with VCs.

Steve has provided corporate strategic advice to numerous organizations; he has written CEO and CIO research on digital transformations, multicloud computing, compliance, cybersecurity, and US CIO with NIST security regulations. He has been a keynote and roundtable speaker on behalf of Gartner (globally), the US Department of Education, and many businesses, education, intelligence, military and technology associations, and their respective clients.

He is an experienced graduate adjunct lecturer and CIO guest lecturer/speaker with demonstrated professional career-based courses in higher education with excellent business, CIO leadership, disruptive technology, open innovation, management development, and strategy.

Coverage includes the Board of Directors, CEOs, and CIOs strategic and open innovation with AI/ML, blockchain, and innovation C-suite research papers, BoD/CEO playbooks, assessments, execution risks, and  vendor insights,

Specialty disruptive technologies and innovation domains:

  • AI Machine Learning - supervised/unsupervised using big data with open source tools-images, NLP, patterns, text strategies
  • Blockchain-3.0  with smart contracts and blockchain-as-a-service adoption, trends, and standards 
  • Central banks digital currency (CBDC) and fiat regulations, adoption, and global trends
  • Cryptocurrency - Regulations, Risks, Ethereum 2.0-Proof-of Staking playbooks, and services
  • Cryptocurrency - Stable coins - adoption, fraud, risks, regulations, and global trends
  • Data privacy with blockchain identity management using AI/ML
  • Financial Services, Fintech and innovation startups, VCs, targeted research insights, and vendor risk/value briefings
  • Hybrid and Multicloud strategy and risk management
  • RegTech adoption/compliance risks
  • Transformation insights - Aerospace/Defense, Banking Services/FinTech, Education/Universities, Healthcare, and Technology
  • Workforce organizational dynamics for innovation change management
  • Work of the Future

Important Facts

Steve held corporate board, executive, lecturer, researcher, and critical global technology roles 

Strong Point of View

  • AI's Machine Learning for Today's Business Use Cases
  • Banking / Financial Services with cryptocurrencies, FinTech, Finance, and Security Augmentation Services
  • Board of Directors Playbooks for Today's Governance Alignment to direct, defend, and empower corporations
  • Board of Directors Playbooks for Innovation - Disruptive Technologies Adoption and Use Cases for increasing ROI
  • CEO Corporate Board Playbook for Applied Innovation and Technologies to lead, direct, and execute programs
  • CIO Corporate Playbook for Disruptive Technologies to augment and implement programs
  • Blockchain 3.0 with Smart Contracts, Open Source Apps/Tools, and use cases
  • Digital Currencies Revolution, Risks, and Trends
  • IoT 5G Edge Computing Use Cases Everywhere
  • Intelligent Voice Assist using Machine Language Use Cases 
  • EdTech - Global Adoption, Risks, and Trends
  • FinTech - Global Adoption, Risks, and Trends
  • RegTech - Global Adoption, Risks, and Trends

Posts I have under Construction.

  • Board of Directors Governance Alignment Playbook
  • CEO Innovation Playbook - Design, Execution, and ROI

Additional Agenda Items for The Next Year

  • Board of Directors and CEO Case Insights and Innovation Playbooks
  • CEO / CIO Digital Business Innovation and Strategy: Cases and Practices from the field
  • Cryptocurrency and Global Central Bank Regulations, Risks, and Trends
  • C-suite: Lessons and Insights from FinTech for XTech Services

Available for:

  • CXO Strategic and Innovation Assessments and Planning
  • Corporate Boards, CEO, and CIO Support
  • Innovation Applied ROI Executive One-day Jumpstart Workshops
  • Podcasts
  • Private Corporate, Startup, VC  Emerging/Disruptive Technology Research Reports

Private Questions


Content I have under construction

  • Facebook’s Broken Privacy & Security – Is My Data Safe?

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