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

His skill is in 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 strategic advice to numerous organizations; 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, fintech blockchain and innovation corporate research papers, assessments, vendor reviews, and execution or resets.

Specialty disruptive technologies in Fintech and Innovation Domains:

  • Blockchain trends and adoption
  • Central banks digital currency regulations
  • Cryptocurrency - ICO/SCOs and stable coin models/platforms
  • Cryptocurrency - central banks digital currency
  • Data privacy with blockchain identity management with AL/ML
  • Fintech and innovation startups, VCs, vendors and targeted research papers
  • Hybrid and Multicloud/blockchain and blockchain-as-a-service adoption strategy
  • RegTech adoption/risks
  • Smart contracts with blockchain
  • Transformformation innovation - Banking/financial services, fintech startups, accelerators, challenges, crowdsourcing, prizes.
  • Workforce enterprise dynamics 
  • Work of the Future

Important Facts

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

Strong Point of View

  • FinTech / Innovation Domains and Vendor Analysis
  • Blockchain and Innovation Platform Trends with use cases
  • Data Privacy with blockchain identity/privacy management
  • Digital Currencies - central banks, SCOs, stablecoins
  • Fraud Management
  • RegTech
  • Smart Contracts with blockchain
  • Voice Assist with AL/Machine Language

Three Posts I have under Construction.

  • Pandemic Aftermath: CEO 2021-2022 Revised Playbook and Recommendations
  • Board of Directors and CEO Crisis Management Playbooks for Survival

Posts I have under Construction.

  • Pandemic Aftermath: CEO 2021-2022 Revised Playbook and Recommendations
  • Board of Directors and CEO Crisis Management Playbooks for Survival

Additional Agenda Items for The Next Year

  • Board of Directors and CEO Case Lessons and Playbooks
  • CEO / CIO Digital Business Innovation and Strategy: Innovation Cases and lessons from the field
  • Blockchain and Fintech Vendors
  • Blockchain and Global Central Bank Regulations

Available for:

  • CXO Strategic and Innovation Assessments and Planning
  • Corporate Boards Support
  • Workshops
  • Podcasts
  • Private Research

Private Questions


Content I have under construction

  • CEO Back to Work: Wellness

  • CEO Hybrid Dynamic-Workforce Playbook; Remote Support Strategies

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